Peace Corps

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Life-changing experience in Costa Rica

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Peace Corps

Pros

My time at Peace Corps was the most formative of my life so far. I ended up serving for four years (extending my service twice), and went on to work as a campus representative at my university.

Cons

This experience is not for everybody. Somebody that requires a lot of direction/supervision would probably not do very well in the Peace Corps. There are many opportunities, but it takes initiative to make them come to fruition.

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    Challenging, yet fulfilling if you keep an open mind about the experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Community Health Advisor in Lilongwe (Malawi)
    Former Employee - Community Health Advisor in Lilongwe (Malawi)

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Comprehensive and thorough training of the culture and language of your host country post
    - Access to a vault of technical tools to assist you in your work
    - Minimal supervision to allow independence for work

    Cons

    - Bureaucracy of protocols when applying for grants to fund projects
    - Lack of consistent monitoring for the well-being of the volunteer
    - Imperfect ability to match the skill set of the volunteer with the needs of the community

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More competent trainings for the local staff to work efficiently with Peace Corps protocols

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Challenge, Adventure, Awesome, Never experience anything like it.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Agriculture and Rural Business Development Consultant in Leova (Moldova)
    Former Employee - Agriculture and Rural Business Development Consultant in Leova (Moldova)

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    It's an adventure of a life time.

    Noncompetitive status only helps if your extremely qualified.

    Cons

    Can get VERY lonely at your permanent site.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Volunteers should be treated like adults.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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