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Teach for America Reviews

Updated Mar 2, 2020

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3.9
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  • "difficult to find a work life balance(in 113 reviews)

  • "Need to be dedicated to the work or else long hours and pressure can be overwhelming(in 83 reviews)

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  1. "Operations Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Teach for America full-time

    Pros

    Cares about professional development of their employees Great opportunities for learning from senior management about their past experiences in teaching, with the corps, working for the organization

    Cons

    Can have some long hours Living & working in the same place (institute) may not be for everyone

    Teach for America2019-03-19
  2. Helpful (477)

    "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Teach for America full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great culture and atmosphere to all employees.

    Cons

    I have not encounter one so far.

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    Teach for America2017-08-14
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Love It"

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    Current Employee - Manager, Teacher Leadership Development 

    I have been working at Teach for America full-time

    Pros

    Freedom of creating schedule great team

    Cons

    if you do not plan purposefully you will fall behind in this job.

    Teach for America2020-03-02
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great people. Meaningful work."

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    Former Employee - Program Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Investment in inclusive environment for staff.

    Cons

    Many competing and constantly shifting priorities.

    Teach for America2020-03-03
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Associate Recruiter 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Teach for America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great environment, hardworking people, collaborative nature

    Cons

    difficult to find a work life balance

    Teach for America2020-02-09
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good experience overall but challenging"

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    Former Employee - Corp Member in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Idealistic mission that helps all students and great promise

    Cons

    Be more helpful to young corp members fresh out of college.

    Teach for America2020-02-23
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Loved them"

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    Former Employee - Campus Campaign Coordinator 

    I worked at Teach for America part-time

    Pros

    awesome company culture with a lot of free time. I appreciated their ability to want to see me grow as an individual and how we were allowed so much free range creativity with our approach to the position

    Cons

    it sometimes felt like the management wasn't as guided and the trainings were as specific. I kind of felt like I was just thrown into the positions at times, but not most times.

    Teach for America2020-02-07
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Supportive place for career advancement"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There's always a role to grow into, and the company happily promotes from within.

    Cons

    The respect for worth life balance varies by team.

    Teach for America2020-02-06
  9. "Mission-driven, you get what you put in"

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    Current Employee - TFA Corps Member 

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

    Pros

    Immense personal and leadership growth, good support system depending on region

    Cons

    teaching is hard -- but that's not TFA's fault

    Teach for America2020-01-29
  10. "Over-worked, extreme burn out"

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    Former Employee - Teacher 

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

    Pros

    I loved working with the kids.

    Cons

    Not enough training to prepare for the job.

    Teach for America2020-01-23
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