The World Bank

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Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Washington, DC
Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC

Pros

Our cause is awesome and we reach people at the grass root level. So if you want to be a part of a team that makes a difference to the lives of those less fortunate and in post conflict countries, this is definitely the place to do that.

Cons

Lots of red tape and a typical government mentality...

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Run your business like the private sector.. deliver on your mission and do it efficiently and quickly. Furthermore, just because you have been doing it this way for the last 50 years does not mean it is the only way. Management needs to do more than just network around the world. Be the difference you want to see and don't expect every one else to do all the work while you just take the credit. People from the third world countries make your institution great, change the mentality that only if you have been to an ivy league school you know better :)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Great, diverse, workplace.

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    Current Employee - Short Term Consultant  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Short Term Consultant in Washington, DC

    Pros

    International flair, interesting people, good pay, good holidays.

    Cons

    A little too bureacratic. People are so careful with everything they do because they are all so focused on advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    some departments are like streams, others like swamps

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    smart colleagues, great international environment

    Cons

    passive agressive work environment; seemingly low integrity with hiring and salary negotiations

    No opinion of CEO
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