Teach for America

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Hard but worth it.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Teacher  in  Newark, NJ (US)
Current Employee - Teacher in Newark, NJ (US)

Pros

A very good job to find out what you are made of. TFA will test your limits emotionally, intellectually, and physically. This is a commitment that should not be taken lightly.

Cons

Long hours, low pay, and being disconnected from your family. There is no way to predict how your TFA experience will be until you are actually employed by a school.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop trying to model instructional techniques when communicating information to adults.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for Teach for America

  1.  

    Good cause, but loooooong hours

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You work with smart, motivated colleagues. You feel good about the work you are doing and the contributions you are making each day.

    Cons

    There is little to no respect when it comes to priorities outside of work. The expectation is that you work 60+ hours a week and commit your entire life to the cause. They also have a strong pipeline of talent and aren't motivated to develop current employees. Everyone is replaceable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage with employees at all levels of the business and find ways to develop and maintain the talent you have.

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corps Member
    Current Employee - Corps Member

    Pros

    Great development, awesome mission,dynamic colleagues.

    Cons

    Managers do not have a great deal of experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recruite a diverse staff

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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