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Anonymous shared this review of Teach for America, United States on Mar 6th, 2020
"A good place to start your career but beware that the 2 yr teaching placement is gruesome. The kids aren’t the problem with TFA… The politics associated with the education system are. Sadly, on the organization side, there is an increased level of prejudice and bias that folks rarely admit to harboring on staff. Unfortunately, it trickles down into schools and classrooms, perpetuating white savior complex, leaving directors, managing directors, VPs and above with juicy benefits/ great work life balance that ironically exist at the cost of kids’ personal growth and teachers’ sanity."
Anonymous shared this review of Teach for America on Jan 16th, 2019
"You must advocate for yourself to succeed. Flexible, but can be grueling depending on your team."
Anonymous shared this review of Teach for America on Feb 27th, 2018
"very common to be a parent and majority female company"
Anonymous shared this review of Teach for America on Jan 9th, 2018
"It can be very difficult at times, but the benefits and salary are competitive for a non profit. In my experience, my position has afforded me the ability to live my best life (tending to family needs) but it has not made me feel like I am on a path for advancement professionally."
Anonymous shared this review of Teach for America on Dec 15th, 2017
"This position was not right for me but it was not due to gender reasons. "
Anonymous shared this review of Teach for America on May 31st, 2017
"Reviews with minimal critical thought are evidence of the cult-like culture TFA attempts to establish or bully into staff especially staff who did not do the Americorps teach for 2yrs piece. TFA is a white dominant culture organization where gay white males and white women promote and elevate each other. When it comes time to make cuts it impacts women of color. Their emphasis on "diversity" is dependent on funding, and is primarily for corps members and not staff. The initiative on staff for "diversity" is focused on black males to align with the current political landscape. White women in leadership are passive aggressive and breed a culture of gossip. White women and gay white males are cruel behind staff members back and fake to their face. Long-term staff are primarily overly privileged and pretentious. They exploit students of color, staff members of color, and corps members of color to push a false narrative o raise funds. Ultimately, the organization has done nothing to elevate low-income students. It is an organization created by the privilege for the privilege who have the luxury of being paid at nonprofit levels because they come from privilege and so they can feel better about themselves. Americorps funding needs to be removed from TFA, and those considering on joining the corps should seek alternative programs. If you're seeking TFA as a post-graduation opportunity because of the promises they make for your future don't do it. The org has gone down hill in it's connections and status and is no longer seen as recruiting the brightest and best. You have to already be an alumni with established experience."
Anonymous shared this review of Teach for America on Apr 3rd, 2017
"The organization is primarily women, values inclusiveness and diversity, and is incredibly fleixble. "
Anonymous shared this review of Teach for America on Mar 24th, 2017
"Great place for women to work. Strong emphasis on diversity. "
"Very fair to women!"
"TFA is predominantly women. Lots of women of diverse backgrounds in leadership positions. Great benefits make taking maternity leave and vacation easy. Also, lots of flexible & remote working arrangements. The team you are on determines some of the flexibility you are given as well as the ease at which you may be promoted."
"TFA is a great place for workers who are also parents -- as long as you are in the right role! There are many roles that do not offer flexible work arrangements, however, work from home positions are fairly plentiful. Leave and vacation time are slightly above average."