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Teach For India Reviews

Updated 21 February 2019
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  • "Great people - With a rigourous selection process it is safe to say you will work with the best talent out there" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Great work culture, lots to learn from colleagues and the kids" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "One of the best places to start your career in!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Teach For India full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    1. Lots of rigorous work that translates into complex job roles leading to high professional growth.
    2. Work flexibility - the focus is on getting work done whether you get it done in office or your couch!
    3. Your work colleagues will be some of the smartest and most diverse group you will meet.
    4. The overarching focus is always on cooperation and collaboration rather than competition - builds a healthy work culture!
    5. If you show ownership and initiative you will always be rewarded!

    Cons

    Like all workplaces, TFI does have some cons :

    1. Definitely need more solid systems and structures in place especially related to HR/Finance/Admin policies!
    2. There is a tendency to spend more time in planning/strategizing on how to do things rather than focusing equally on quality execution.
    3. This is not a place for the faint-hearted - if you want to do well here - you have to work hard, show initiative and be willing to go above and beyond your job role and not necessarily be someone's favourite :)

    Advice to Management

    1. Balance out the thinking vs doing!
    2. Be open to taking some audacious and bold risks to take the org to new heights!


  2. "Fellow"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Teach For India full-time

    Pros

    > Highly intensive learning space. > Self-exploration, > Projects, > Highly rewarding job.

    Cons

    > Sometimes there is support from Manager and in some case, the managers are themselves exploring.
    > Finding out a source and learning itself is exhausting process.

    Advice to Management

    > Find out the right gaps.

  3. "Fellowship Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Teach For India full-time

    Pros

    Good exposure, good culture, self-determined rigor and hours, nice networking opportunity within the education space, mostly young employees

    Cons

    High expectations, a lot of work commitments, low compensation, not a standardized experience at all, but that's the nature of the job not necessarily the fault of the company


  4. "Good work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Teach For India full-time

    Pros

    Very open culture. Little hierarchy

    Cons

    Too loose and and unstructured at times

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "Enriching experience, would get to learn a lot aout the education scenario in the country"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Teach For India full-time

    Pros

    the people, the network, the exposure and the opportunities to contribute and make a difference

    Cons

    needs to redefine support in newly established cities


  6. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Teach For India full-time

    Pros

    Get to understand ground realities of education.
    Learn from a diverse network of people.
    Supportive staff.

    Cons

    Work-life balance.
    Support to fellows is limited.

    Advice to Management

    Please take fellow's grievances seriously and don't disregard them. Don't judge whether a challenge is big or small with a limited understanding of the situation.


  7. "Good organisation for start up graduate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Teach For India full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Personality development at a faster rate

    Cons

    One may remain stick for a long time

    Advice to Management

    Good management

  8. "Teach for India - Pune"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fellow in Pune
    Current Employee - Fellow in Pune
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Teach For India full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    TFI is the leading non-profit organisation in India to work for/with/at. The organisation comprises of some of the nicest and kindest people in the industry. TFI allows freedom and autonomy at work (be it for a fellow or a staffer). It actively creates opportunities for its employees to grow as people and leaders of tomorrow. The organisation stays committed to its cause of bridging the ed inequality in India. It also creates an open and safe space (mostly) for people to air their grievances. (PS: It pays salaries on time. This may be a basic expectation for many but not all organisations in India are prompt with respect to this!)

    Cons

    Not sure about this one but a thumb rule (if you're looking to work here) is to do your research and talk to Fellows and staffers before joining the organisation.


  9. "Decent way to give back to the world"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Teach For India full-time

    Pros

    1. You put something back into society.
    2. Kids.

    Cons

    1. Not much time left for social life.
    2. Kids.


  10. "Fellow"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fellow in Bengaluru
    Current Employee - Fellow in Bengaluru
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Teach For India full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The vision is noble and worthy. Great people to work with. A lot of hands down experiential learning.

    Cons

    Difficult work and life balance.