The World Bank
3.7 of 5 246 reviews
www.worldbank.org Washington, DC 5000+ Employees

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Great exposure

Program Assistant (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

I have been working at The World Bank full-time for less than a year

ProsMake contacts all over the world
Great benefits
Good-looking employees with sexy accents
Very gay-friendly
Diverse culture
Great job security if you have staff contract

ConsExtremely heirarchical structure
Difficult to get buy-in on interesting projects.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive junior staff more opportunities to prove themselves

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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This is a great place to work later in your career when you are financially secure and professionally developed.

Social Development Specialist (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

I have been working at The World Bank full-time for more than 3 years


Pros: If you care about mission, its hard to beat working… Cons: This is not a great place to develop your career. You should come here with a vision for what you want to do and have… Advice to Senior Management: Focus on hiring young people. Few people come in as JPAs or YPs, most… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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knowledge filled

Consultant (Former Employee)
Washington, DC

I worked at The World Bank as a contractor for more than 5 years


Pros: being surrounded by experts in their fields allows one to… Cons: their is little growth opportunities Advice to Senior Management: consider hiring useful consultants full time – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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