Peace Corps

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The toughest job you'll ever love

Former Employee - Agroforestry Extension Agent
Former Employee - Agroforestry Extension Agent

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

Pros

It is truly a life-changing experience to live and work in another country. PCVs learn invaluable communication and problem-solving skills that can transfer to any job after service.

Also, I love the Third Goal of the mission statement - "Helping promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans." Because of this, PC service is never really finished.

Cons

A pro and a con - since many PCVs live far from the PC offices, they receive little support from PC staff. This requires PCVs to develop self-motivation skills.

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    Great place to intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Peace Corps

    Pros

    Interned with a fun, young team. Friendly environment and great location. Work with a lot of returned Peace Corps volunteers so everyone has stories to share.

    Cons

    Day-to-day tasks for interns tended to be repetitive. Would have been nice to work on larger projects. Although not a problem for interns, the turnover rate is high due to office policy so don't expect to stay for the long-term.

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    Met interesting people

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    Former Employee - Help Desk in Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Help Desk in Washington, DC (US)

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

    Pros

    Diversity. You get to meet people from all across the united states. This makes the work place such an enjoyable place. Opportunities for international travel to field offices is also a benefit of working at Peace Corps.

    Cons

    Some people are lazy, especially in the field offices. They give the peace corps such a bad name. The organisation should filter out volunteers without a strong sense of purpose. This will improve the image of the organisation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase diversity of the recruits

    Disapproves of CEO
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