Teach for America
3.8 of 5 302 reviews
www.teachforamerica.org New York, NY 150 to 499 Employees

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

Teacher (Current Employee)
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 Senior ManagementContinue 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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

Teacher (Former Employee)

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… Cons: High potential corps left wanting more. Groupthink. Work/life balance. Advice to Senior Management: Hire from outside of organization. Managers who think for themselves are… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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

2011 Corps Member (Current Employee)
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… Cons: Straining work, little managerial support, have separate expectations with local… Advice to Senior Management: The teachers need more support and guidance in the classroom… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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