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

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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

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    Uses Future Leaders, but Great If You Know What You Are Getting Into

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    Former Employee - Teacher
    Former Employee - Teacher

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to make a difference.
    Future career options in education.
    Strong network.
    Learn a lot about education field.
    Great peer group.
    AmeriCorps Education Award.

    Cons

    High potential corps left wanting more.
    Groupthink.
    Work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire from outside of organization.
    Managers who think for themselves are rare, but great.
    Don't try to put people in boxes.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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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 for 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
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