The World Bank

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Short term Consultant

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

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

Pros

very interesting place to work and to make a contribution. I liked that you work with intelligent and experienced people form all over the world.

Cons

can be bureaucratic such that decisions can be slow to make. however this is only to be expected in an organisation of this nature (public sector international civil service)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try to lessen bureaucracy

Recommends
Neutral Outlook

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    You have to have connections to get projects as STC

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

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

    Pros

    The pay is good for an STC - as my first real job in the US, I got a really good offer. I can work from home - I don't know if that's for every STC, but since I was hired through a friend who also happens to be my boss, I can work remotely. Mentoring program for young professionals. An awesome company if you prefer international peers. I like that most of the people are ESL, so my English is not judged that often.

    Cons

    No access to additional projects. People have to know you to offer you more projects. It's hard to network within the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    HR policies are very inconsistent.

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    Current Contractor - Social Development Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Contractor - Social Development Specialist in Washington, DC

    I have been working at The World Bank as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is a huge organization. You can get good experience in international development.

    Cons

    But in order to do so you have to find a mentor, and the probability of finding a good mentor does not always depend on your qualifications.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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