Teach for America

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

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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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    A great organization

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    Former Employee - Corps Member in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Corps Member in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Teach for America full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    TFA colleagues are smart, fun, and dedicated. The job is highly challenging and rewarding. People respect the TFA brand. Teaching gives you excellent skills. It makes you more thoughtful and a better communicator.

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours, volatile school environment, little day-to-day appreciation at work. Not a long-term career. Quality of experience depends on your school placement more than TFA's efforts.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    High work, low pay, not family-friendly

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher in Detroit, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Teacher in Detroit, MI (US)

    I have been working at Teach for America full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They are helping me procure my teaching certificate. There are not many pros here, to be perfectly honest, not enough for a twenty word minimum! Not a great place to work.

    Cons

    Work 70 hours a week and it's still not enough, extra requirements through TFA and U of M, as if the requirements of teaching high school math were not enough. Expected to be available with no notice whatsoever.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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