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

I have been working at The World Bank as a contractor for 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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    Diversity work environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The World Bank full-time

    Pros

    good work-life balance
    exposure to different area of knowledge
    flexible learning opportunity

    Cons

    hierarchy
    career depend largely on manager
    senior level positions are closely tied with political consideration

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Draw a clear career road map for junior employees
    Increase internal rotation opportunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Short term Consultant

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

    I worked at The World Bank as a contractor for 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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