Teach for America

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Great experience as long as you know what you are getting into

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Teacher in Atlanta, GA (US)
Current Employee - Teacher in Atlanta, GA (US)

I have been working at Teach for America full-time

Pros

- Positive outlook and relentless dedication by staffers and organization to further their mission
- Always people available to give support or help if requested
- Very reflective organization that values feedback and improvement at almost every level

Cons

- Expectations seem daunting at first
- Not great a communication
- Training will not fully prepare you for teaching, but nothing really could

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to be genuinely reflective and react to how corps members are feeling and doing - also, continue to try and connect the work of corps members so that the feeling of a movement can become more palpable

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

465 Other Employee Reviews for Teach for America (View Most Recent)

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    A place to grow and gain skills to be an educator ONLY!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - 2011 Corps Member in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Current Employee - 2011 Corps Member in Baltimore, MD (US)

    I have been working at Teach for America full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Gain great experience with organization and leadership, work with like minded peers, is a prestigious organization.

    Cons

    Straining work, little managerial support, have separate expectations with local district.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The teachers need more support and guidance in the classroom with a lower faculty to corps member ratio.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    High work, low pay, not family-friendly

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher in Detroit, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Teacher in Detroit, MI (US)

    I have been working at Teach for America full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    They are helping me procure my teaching certificate. There are not many pros here, to be perfectly honest, not enough for a twenty word minimum! Not a great place to work.

    Cons

    Work 70 hours a week and it's still not enough, extra requirements through TFA and U of M, as if the requirements of teaching high school math were not enough. Expected to be available with no notice whatsoever.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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