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Hard but worth it.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Teacher in Newark, NJ (US)
Current Employee - Teacher in Newark, NJ (US)

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

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

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

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to make a difference.
    Future career options in education.
    Strong network.
    Learn a lot about education field.
    Great peer group.
    AmeriCorps Education Award.

    Cons

    High potential corps left wanting more.
    Groupthink.
    Work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire from outside of organization.
    Managers who think for themselves are rare, but great.
    Don't try to put people in boxes.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Awesome

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

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

    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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