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World Economic Forum Founder & Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab
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  • Helpful (4)

    Great experience working with well-educated internationally minded colleagues. Limited growth opportunity.

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at World Economic Forum full-time (More than a year)

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook


    It's an inspirational work environment working with well-educated colleagues committed to making a difference. Perks are pretty good such as the 401k plan and 5 weeks vacations. Opportunity to travel to annual and regional meetings. The ambiance is good, it feels like a family owned-business.


    The processes are heavy, constantly changing and not always for the better. Limited growth opportunity for the non 'Global Leadership Fellows' of the Forum.

    Advice to Management

    Tend to hire over qualified people for the job resulting in high turnover.

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    Associate Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer


    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at World Economic Forum.


    Fairly easy and relaxed - focused on expertise and fit. Interview with direct manager; more like a management consulting interview. Initial interview on Skype - second in person. Long delay between first and second interviews.

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    • Why do you want to work at the WEF?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Already accepted another offer

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Headquarters COLOGNY, Switzerland
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1971
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Non-Profit
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

The World Economic Forum

-is an International Institution committed to improving the state of the world through public-private cooperation.

-engages political, business, academic and other leaders of society in collaborative efforts to shape global, regional and industry agendas. Together with other stakeholders, it works to -define challenges, solutions and actions, always in the spirit of global citizenship.

-serves and builds sustained communities through an integrated concept of high-level meetings, research networks, task forces and digital collaboration... More

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