The World Bank

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Laid back bureaucracy with no growth

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

ProsDecent pay, good benefits and prestigious organization to work for.
Get to work with highly qualified intelligent minds. Diverse global workforce.

ConsBureaucracy. No focus on goals. No proper employment. They keep people on
N contract and so no security and therefore poor performance.
No challenging work except in some areas.
Employees don't have any opportunities for growth.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Bureaucratic with a chance you'll get something done

    Short-term Consultant (STC) (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    I worked at The World Bank as a contractor for more than 3 years


    Pros: - Strong emphasis on field visits to better understand an area or meet the local population. - Lots of Ph.Ds and very smart, driven people -… Cons: - Good luck getting promoted outside of the normal promotion schedule based on time "served" - Lack of focus in upper management. The Bank is a… Advice to Senior Management: - Treat your younger consultants better. Give them more responsibility with a bit more direction. - Promote people based on achievement rather than time served. - Change… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Tough to get in, especially if you're a US citizen, but amazing place to work.

    Senior IT Auditor (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    I have been working at The World Bank full-time for more than 8 years


    Pros: International staff, committed to a great mission - ending poverty.… Cons: Quite political, sometimes quite resistant to change Advice to Senior Management: Keep stressing the vision and mission. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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