There are newer employer reviews for The World Bank

 

Great multicultural environment

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

I worked at The World Bank full-time

Pros

There are several good reasons for working for the World Bank:
-great institutional goals with major focus on development and poverty reduction
-smart and talented colleagues in a multicultural environment
-joining missions to developing/emerging countries is a really fulfilling experience
-potential for a diverse work program

Cons

Given the institution's size, decision making can be slow. If you are hired as a consultant, it may take long time until you become a regular staff member.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make sure that you set clear goals and expectations for your employees.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

305 Other Employee Reviews for The World Bank (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1.  

    Good experience, but difficult to have a career here unless you become a tenured permanent staff member.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Security Analyst in Washington, DC

    I worked at The World Bank full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    In general, colleagues are hardworking, dedicated to their jobs and committed to changing the world for the better. The work environment is comfortable.

    Cons

    As with most large organizations, you have to deal with the bureaucracy from time to time (though not as bad as the U.S. Government). Hierarchy sometimes gets in the way of innovative ideas from junior staff. There are a large number of contractors, who cannot advance and do not receive the same benefits as direct hire staff (general benefits package, parking, daycare).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The hiring structure should be changed in order to have more direct hires and less contracted positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The World Bank

    Pros

    a good place to work, but not a lot of opportunity

    Cons

    big name, good for your future

There are newer employer reviews for The World Bank

Work at The World Bank? Share Your Experiences

The World Bank

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.