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

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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  1.  

    Most challenging and rewarding "job" of my life

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    Former Employee - Volunteer
    Former Employee - Volunteer

    Pros

    Living in a foreign country, contestant adventure, contributing to the greater good

    Cons

    Isolating, language barrier, cultural differences

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great opportunity, not for the faint hearted (or faint stomached)

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    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer  in  Koudougou, Boulkiemdé (Burkina Faso)
    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Koudougou, Boulkiemdé (Burkina Faso)

    Pros

    - true opportunity to integrate into a community
    - exceptional look into the 'real' world of grassroots development, which i believe is invaluable if you plan to pursue a career in international development
    - makes you a LOT stronger of a person
    - sets you apart and really adds to your ability to understand promote cross cultural competency
    - 'the hardest job you'll ever love' : such cheese but man is it true

    Cons

    - prepare to be disillusioned, immediately (some may see that as a bad thing but can also be considered a good thing -- let's you know what's really going on out there!)
    - can get very lonely
    - not always as much support from the country bureau as you would hope, but because of this you learn all about what it means to be a self-starter
    - feels like it's becoming more top-down (D.C. to country staff then on to volunteers) which defeats the purpose of Peace Corps, which is for Volunteers to assess what is needed in their host communities and act on that, not on some blanketed push from HQ

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen listen listen to volunteer feedback!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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