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Stressful Environment of Office of Budget Analysis

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Former Employee - Office Assistant in Washington, DC (US)
Former Employee - Office Assistant in Washington, DC (US)

I worked at Peace Corps as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

-Work with lots of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) who are passionate about their experiences, and always have a good story to tell.
-Some cool special events and guest speakers from local and international government officials.

Cons

-Extremely stressful government position dealing with possible furloughs and constantly shrinking budget
-Stale environment on financial floor

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Other offices seem to have a lot more fun, but in OBA it was extremely boring, uninteresting and stressful.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Former Employee - Youth Development Volunteer in Al Mafraq (Jordan)
    Former Employee - Youth Development Volunteer in Al Mafraq (Jordan)

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The ability to create your own goals, vision, and manage your outcomes.

    Cons

    There's very little, often nothing, to ensure quality or successful results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Like the Fulbright Fellowship or Teach for America, the Peace Corps could benefit tremendously from increasing the competitive quality of its applicant pool.

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    The toughest job you'll ever love

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    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer
    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Tremendous potential for personal and professional growth. There can be a lot of flexibility in the projects you are able to engage in during your service. NCE status for one year after you finish your service. International, cross-cultural, and language immersion experience, as well as the potential for leadership/capacity building/teaching experience.

    Cons

    The Peace Corps benefits innovative thinkers and self-starters most. Due to the diversity of each country/region/town placement, there is no blanket training that the country offices are able to provide that fully prepare you for a specific job or task. It is not a guarantee to be able to walk away from your volunteer experience with a lot of deliverables or concrete impact analysis.

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