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The toughest job you'll ever love

Former Employee - Agroforestry Extension Agent
Former Employee - Agroforestry Extension Agent

Pros

It is truly a life-changing experience to live and work in another country. PCVs learn invaluable communication and problem-solving skills that can transfer to any job after service.

Also, I love the Third Goal of the mission statement - "Helping promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans." Because of this, PC service is never really finished.

Cons

A pro and a con - since many PCVs live far from the PC offices, they receive little support from PC staff. This requires PCVs to develop self-motivation skills.

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    Challenge, Adventure, Awesome, Never experience anything like it.

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    Former Employee - Agriculture and Rural Business Development Consultant  in  Leova (Moldova)
    Former Employee - Agriculture and Rural Business Development Consultant in Leova (Moldova)

    Pros

    It's an adventure of a life time.

    Noncompetitive status only helps if your extremely qualified.

    Cons

    Can get VERY lonely at your permanent site.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Volunteers should be treated like adults.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Service with a mission

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    Current Employee - Program Specialist  in  Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Program Specialist in Washington, DC (US)

    Pros

    Great benefits, ability to work remotely, good location, special federal hiring status after 3 years of employment, great mission, fun Peace Corps Third Goal activities throughout year.

    Cons

    Five-year rule causes too much turn over, you need to be looking for a new job when you walk in the door. No diversity in experience or skills, no child care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the five year rule and just make everyone up for reappointment every 5 years. Clear out the old be keep the good.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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