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Stressful Environment of Office of Budget Analysis

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Former Employee - Office Assistant  in  Washington, DC (US)
Former Employee - Office Assistant in Washington, DC (US)

I worked at Peace Corps as an intern for less than a year

Pros

-Work with lots of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) who are passionate about their experiences, and always have a good story to tell.
-Some cool special events and guest speakers from local and international government officials.

Cons

-Extremely stressful government position dealing with possible furloughs and constantly shrinking budget
-Stale environment on financial floor

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Other offices seem to have a lot more fun, but in OBA it was extremely boring, uninteresting and stressful.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Youth Development Volunteer

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    Former Employee - Youth Development Volunteer  in  Al Mafraq (Jordan)
    Former Employee - Youth Development Volunteer in Al Mafraq (Jordan)

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The ability to create your own goals, vision, and manage your outcomes.

    Cons

    There's very little, often nothing, to ensure quality or successful results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Like the Fulbright Fellowship or Teach for America, the Peace Corps could benefit tremendously from increasing the competitive quality of its applicant pool.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    A Great Experience

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    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer  in  Sokodé (Togo)
    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Sokodé (Togo)

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

    Pros

    Learn a new language; get crazy stories; great cross-cultural sharing; challenging and rewarding work; great learning experience.

    Cons

    Being away from friends, family; very unstructured (although many would consider that a pro); health can suffer if you don't take care of yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working on improving institutional memory. Give PCVs the freedom to do what they do best. Focus on capacity building.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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