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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 (more than an 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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    Service with a mission

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    Current Employee - Program Specialist in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Program Specialist in Washington, DC (US)

    I have been working at Peace Corps full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, ability to work remotely, good location, special federal hiring status after 3 years of employment, great mission, fun Peace Corps Third Goal activities throughout year.

    Cons

    Five-year rule causes too much turn over, you need to be looking for a new job when you walk in the door. No diversity in experience or skills, no child care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the five year rule and just make everyone up for reappointment every 5 years. Clear out the old be keep the good.

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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    The toughest job you'll ever love

    Former Employee - Agroforestry Extension Agent
    Former Employee - Agroforestry Extension Agent

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

    Pros

    It is truly a life-changing experience to live and work in another country. PCVs learn invaluable communication and problem-solving skills that can transfer to any job after service.

    Also, I love the Third Goal of the mission statement - "Helping promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans." Because of this, PC service is never really finished.

    Cons

    A pro and a con - since many PCVs live far from the PC offices, they receive little support from PC staff. This requires PCVs to develop self-motivation skills.

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