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Good for experience - but unfair treatment between staff and short term consultants

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Former Contractor - Short-term Consultant (STC) in Washington, DC
Former Contractor - Short-term Consultant (STC) in Washington, DC

I worked at The World Bank as a contractor (More than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

great networking, great learning environment, cafeteria is awesome!

Cons

staff and short term consultants are like two different castes - short term consultants are used and then replaced in lieu of hiring a staff - many people get frustrated with the system and leave - those that stay usually do because of visa sponsorship

Advice to Management

end the abuse of consultants - if you give advice to the rest of the world on fair practices, you should practice it yourself

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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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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 :)


  2. Professional recruitment though takes till to evaluate applicants

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    Former Contractor - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Contractor - Consultant in Washington, DC

    I worked at The World Bank as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Diverse groups, Easy learning curve

    Cons

    Not well paying in relation to private companies

    Advice to Management

    Hire more young people. Hire female black women for diversity


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