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hard working, yet flexible and fun

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY (US)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

I worked at Teach for America as an intern for less than a year

Pros

The vibe is definitely hardworking - leaning towards type A - but still cool and collected, so it makes for a trusting environment. It's also work you can feel good about, has a strong feedback system, diverse, very very flexible working conditions at National HQ and supportive management. It's the gold standard for nonprofits, but be prepared to work long and hard.

Cons

You might end up making less than similar positions in corporate America.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Sometimes the sheer amount of flexibility made some teams feel disconnected from each other.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    Great organization with great opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teacher  in  Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Teacher in Philadelphia, PA (US)

    I worked at Teach for America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    • Great personal growing experience
    • Ability to develop a variety of skills beyond teaching

    Cons

    • Too data driven at times
    • A lot of your experience depends on the school you are placed in and how well you mesh with your co-workers there

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A life changing experience.

    Former Employee - Math Teacher  in  Brooklyn, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Math Teacher in Brooklyn, NY (US)

    I worked at Teach for America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This will give you the skills and life experience you need to be successful in any career path.

    Cons

    Do not go into this thinking you are just going to get by. It didn't work for me.

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