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hard working, yet flexible and fun

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

I worked at Teach for America as an intern (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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

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  1. Outstanding Opportunities... Not Perfect, but One of the Best in Meaningful Reform Efforts

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    Current Contractor - TFA Corps Member in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Current Contractor - TFA Corps Member in Indianapolis, IN (US)

    I have been working at Teach for America as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Almost unparalleled network of educators and education professionals
    -Numerous opportunities for professional development
    -Advancement potential far beyond the entry-level "Corps Member" position
    -Highly diverse team of coworkers and partners

    Cons

    -Relocation is often necessary for advancement
    -Stringent/required "buy-in" to TFA best practices leaves little room for personal innovation

    Advice to Management

    -Strengthen the hiring preferences and practices for TFA alums seeking employment in their home regions
    -Expand your staff in each region to include a curriculum and development specialist with specific knowledge in special education

  2. Great organization with great opportunities

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    • 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 (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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

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