The World Bank

  www.worldbank.org
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Nice organization to start career for young employees.

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Former Employee - JPA in Washington, DC
Former Employee - JPA in Washington, DC

I worked at The World Bank full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Diversified culture and nice co workers. Good benefit and good feeling of doing good deeds.

Cons

Whole efficiency is low. Limited opportunities for young employees.

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Give young people more chance to grow.

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    A great work environment overall, though fairly bureaucratic

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    Current Employee - Short-term Consultant (STC) in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Short-term Consultant (STC) in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    The Bank has a great work environment, surrounding by many intelligent and dedicated colleagues. Although bureaucratic, many staff are willing to engage with you informally on topics of interest.

    Cons

    The Bank is very bureaucratic and political, so as a junior staff member, don't expect to interact directly with Senior bank very often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide easier pathways to allow promosing STCs to enter as staff, rather than making it very hard for them. STCs are often treated as staff, which puts them in an unfair position, since they do not have the days available to be treated as such.

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    Great multicultural environment

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    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
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