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Updated Feb 19, 2015
Updated Feb 19, 2015
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at The World Bank.

    Interview Details

    interviewers were very nice, did not ask hard questions, just be yourself, dress appropriately, formal is always advisable. arrive early and on time, polities, respectful, smile and be happy always, follow up with a thank you note.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Young Professional Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 7+ monthsinterviewed at The World Bank in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    The first round included an online application including a personal essay. Letters if recommendation were requested for the second round. The final round was an interview at Washington dc. It was a day long interview consisting of a technal panel interview and a team case study.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at The World Bank in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview was with a panel of 3. Two economists, one research analyst. They asked mainly about my CV and then some behavioral questions. The people were really friendly. They don't pressure you nor give you hard time. Prepare to answer common questions like "Tell me about you", "tell one difficulty you met and how you solved it". Also, prepare to brief any paper you have on your CV. Mine interview wasn't technical probably because I worked as an research assistant before. Definitely prepare more examples from your similar working experience cause they are going to be really interested in it.

    Interview Questions
    • If 5 people knock on your door and ask you to do things for them, all urgent, what would you do? If you received multiple tasks and you knew you couldn't finish all of them on time, what would you do?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Short-term Consultant (STC) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at The World Bank in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    90 Minute interview, in person after hearing a presentation I held in a large meeting the day before. Did not hear anything from them in the following weeks although they said they were going to contact me within 2 weeks. After several follow-up calls and emails, they said they found someone else who fit the job more closely (2 months later).

    Interview Questions
    • Could you describe how you would measure and quantify fertilizer usage in a small village in Chile?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at The World Bank.

    Interview Details

    3 weeks from applying to getting an interview

    Interview Questions
    • They were all as expected. Sometimes abrasive but nothing too harsh.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Department Head Interview Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at The World Bank.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. About 2 months later, I get an email to come to the office for a 45 min panel interview in about 1 month (this was over the holidays)

    I showed up thinking this was an initial screening or something similar, because there was no phone screen and this interview was so short. I walk into the interview room and there are 12 people there from various departments (IT, Finance, Legal, etc). The conference room was a long narrow one, so I entered on one end and had to squeeze my way to the opposite end to get to my seat.

    Over the next 45 min, I was peppered with questions from most of the 12. The one thing I found interesting was that the interview focused on 2 bullet points of the lengthy job description.

    I got a note a couple of weeks later saying they went with another candidate.

    Everyone was very friendly and professional. It was just very different than anything I had experienced before.

    Interview Questions
    • I can't even remember. Questions were flying at me fairly quickly.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Short-term Consultant (STC) Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at The World Bank.

    Interview Details

    Asked about my educational background and professional experience directly related to the project. Other questions are technical skills related to the project and knowledge of the field. Some behavioral questions relating to the characteristics of the department were also asked.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  9.  

    Short-term Consultant (STC) Interview Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at The World Bank in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied through the consulting website and interviewed within two weeks of submitting my application.The questions were around a case study that was required prior to interviewing. None of the questions were unexpected or difficult. I moved to the second interview which was more about the real project, my experience in the field and value proposition, and some problem solving questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at The World Bank.

    Interview Details

    Apply online, called for interviews after shortlisted

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  11.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a weekinterviewed at The World Bank in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interviewers we not prepared what to ask. And they were asking each other to ask the next questions and laughing to each other. This looks like a joke for them and don't realize that's a future for the candidate.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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