The World Bank

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

I have been working at The World Bank full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    I have been working at The World Bank as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    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.  

    The World Bank is great, but HR could be better

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    Current Employee - Junior Professional Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Junior Professional Associate in Washington, DC

    I have been working at The World Bank as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    The JPA program is great. It is a great learning experience and a good way to build a network. How much you get out of the program is up to you and your manager.

    Cons

    It's a 2 year non-renewable contract

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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