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

Teacher (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA (US)

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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    A great organization

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

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


    Pros: TFA colleagues are smart, fun, and dedicated. The job is highly challenging and rewarding. People respect… Cons: Low pay, long hours, volatile school environment, little day-to-day appreciation at work. Not a… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    High work, low pay, not family-friendly

    Teacher (Current Employee) Detroit, MI (US)

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


    Pros: They are helping me procure my teaching certificate. There are not many pros here, to… Cons: Work 70 hours a week and it's still not enough, extra requirements through TFA and U of M, as… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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