Teach for America Reviews

Updated 29 Jun 2020

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Teach for America CEO  Elisa Villanueva Beard  (no image)
Elisa Villanueva Beard
250 Ratings
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  • "difficult to find a work life balance(in 113 reviews)

  • "Need to be dedicated to the work or else long hours and pressure can be overwhelming(in 85 reviews)

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  1. "Enriching experience working at this organisation"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Teach for America part-time

    Pros

    Autonomy and creativity is high

    Cons

    Structures can be more refined

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    "Good experience"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Chandigarh
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    For good experience in my field

    Cons

    I have only single line experience

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    "Great work"

    5.0
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    Software Engineer in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work, great people to work with, excellent work

    Cons

    Family work life balance is a challenge

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    "Less salary"

    2.0
     

    I worked at Teach for America

    Pros

    Good working culture and good management support to complete assigned tasks on time. Good infrastructure provided so that working becomes easier. Company has got a very good campus.

    Cons

    Less salary. Company was in huge financial debt which mainly happened due to the acquisition of German wind maker RE power. Company was not able to provide the salary on time and incentives was not given for many years.

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    "Content Writer"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ambattūr

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

    Pros

    Good Environment Friendly-management Good Salary Package Flexible Timings

    Cons

    If you are not able to prove yourself you'll be fired!

  6. "I know tamil well"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Teaching Tamil Language in Chennai
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Teach for America part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I know english language as well as tamil language fluently.

    Cons

    This is online teaching for US peoples so it was tough little bit to teach in online..

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    "Great Place"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and atmosphere to all employees.

    Cons

    I have not encounter one so far.

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  8. "Mission and values driven organization"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Teach for America full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, generous PTO and overall benefits

    Cons

    Collaboration between regional and national teams

  9. "Executive Leadership Does Not Know How to Run a Business"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Director in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Teach for America full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible Hours and Welcoming Atmosphere

    Cons

    Lack of advancement opportunities, low salaries, lots of meetings, lots of empty rhetoric and feel good language with value

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  10. "Ultimately just not my ideal fit"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Teacher, Elementary School 

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

    Pros

    Wonderful and motivated team and board, genuine heart for educational equity, really feel valued as a corps member, deepened understanding for DEI and history of systemic oppressions

    Cons

    Summer Institute does not adequately prepare you for your first year, trauma training could be improved, school/content matches not ideal (my own experience; for others, placements worked out)

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