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Former Employee - Help Desk  in  Washington, DC (US)
Former Employee - Help Desk in Washington, DC (US)

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

Pros

Diversity. You get to meet people from all across the united states. This makes the work place such an enjoyable place. Opportunities for international travel to field offices is also a benefit of working at Peace Corps.

Cons

Some people are lazy, especially in the field offices. They give the peace corps such a bad name. The organisation should filter out volunteers without a strong sense of purpose. This will improve the image of the organisation

Advice to ManagementAdvice

increase diversity of the recruits

Disapproves of CEO

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    It' not the Peace Corps. It's the TEACH ENGLISH OVERSEAS CAUSE YOU CAN'T GET A REAL JOB AT HOME CORPS!

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    Former Employee - Youth Advisor  in  Baku (Azerbaijan)
    Former Employee - Youth Advisor in Baku (Azerbaijan)

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Living in a country, learning a few critical languages, perfect if you've got a degree and can't find a job, great reason to travel. The glamor factor of the name because the outside world is clueless.

    Cons

    A written mission but ineffective when it comes to development work. We are NOT development workers. It's not all that it use to be. Forget using Peace Corps to get a decent job but looks great for graduate school. It's a shabby organization that has no clear direction. The sexual assault for women is outrageous and people come home with illnesses they can't get rid of. You often find yourself bored. Waste of time in hinde sight. Peace Corps has been around for 50+ years and are any countries that we serve in better? Think hard before you join. It's not all that is cracked up to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set clear cut goals. Slash the amount of time volunteers need to be in country. Put volunteers in a place where real impact can happen. I won't happen at the top up. Add nutritionist and psychiatrist to your medical staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Great experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Peace Corps as an intern

    Pros

    travel, cultural immersion, free time

    Cons

    low pay, isolation, boredom, somewhat difficult living conditions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    re-evaluate living allownaces to keep up with rising cost of living

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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