The World Bank Reviews

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The World Bank President Jim Yong Kim
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    Great but aging institution; laughing the analyst program and young professional program

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    I have been working at The World Bank

    Pros

    Lots of expertises across fields;
    Very good reputation
    The Bank know is focusing on introducing more benefit to STC

    Cons

    STCs can be very extreme; either too young or too old. The bank should have better strategy to retain young talents

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benchmark STC program to similar programs in the industry ie multilateral developmental bank

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The World Bank Interviews

Updated Mar 12, 2015
Updated Mar 12, 2015

Interview Experience

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Senior Professional Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at The World Bank.

    Interview Details

    Very long and odd process with very little communication in between steps. It took three or four steps - from applying online to short-listed to initial interview to final interview. I went from applying for the position to being flow into DC for a final interview in four months with very little communication. I was told at my last interview hundreds had applied and they were down to the last three or four with a decision coming in a week. I never heard from them again. I was disappointed that they did not see fit to call me and inform me I didn't get the job offer. I spend two days flying into DC and back. The job was a senior level professional position and I would think that deserved a phone call or at least an email. The last interview at the DC office was odd as well. I showed up to the designated office fifteen minutes early and nobody was there. The conference room listed on my paperwork was dark- no lights. It wasn't until five minutes after the start time did anyone show up and they mentioned it would be in a few minutes. Twenty-five minutes later they finally showed up. The interview lasted a little over an hour and half. Then they got up and said thanks for coming and left. They didn't ask me if I had any questions or help me find my way out. I figured then I wasn't getting the position but was surprised they left me to wander the halls to find my way out. Maybe they had already made their decision by the time I got to my final interview and it was just a formality. Note sure why they would go through the time and expense to fly me into DC and then never contact me again. Overall a very disappointing experience. I expected a little more professionalism from the World Bank.

    Interview Questions
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    No Offer
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    Difficult Interview

The World Bank Awards & Accolades

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National Top 50 Green Companies, Green Power Partnership, 2012
National Top 50 Green Companies, Green Power Partnership, 2010

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Website www.worldbank.org
Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1945
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Finance
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

Collectively known as the World Bank, the International Bank for Reconstruction & Development (IBRD) and its sister organization the International Development Association (IDA) are on a mission to improve the world. The IBRD strives to reduce poverty in creditworthy middle-income countries by promoting sustainable development through loans, guarantees, risk management products, and advisory services. It serves countries in Latin America, Asia, Africa, and Eastern Europe, funding development activities by selling bonds in international capital markets. IDA assists the... More

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