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Hard but worth it.

Teacher (Current Employee) Newark, NJ (US)

ProsA 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.

ConsLong 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 Senior ManagementStop trying to model instructional techniques when communicating information to adults.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Teacher (Former Employee)

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


    Pros: Opportunity to make a difference. Future career options in education. Strong network. Learn… Cons: High potential corps left wanting more. Groupthink. Work/life balance. Advice to Senior Management: Hire from outside of organization. Managers who think for themselves are… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Awesome

    Corps Member (Current Employee)

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


    Pros: Great development, awesome mission,dynamic colleagues. Cons: Managers do not have a great deal of experience Advice to Senior Management: Recruite a diverse staff Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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