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Still a huge bureaucracy

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Current Contractor - Consultant in Washington, DC
Current Contractor - Consultant in Washington, DC

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

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Working at the WB is like studying in a world-class university. There are always interesting subjects and amazing people that you can learn from. Also a place to get exposed to all frontier topics in development.

Cons

Things are moving very slow. Various departments are jeopardizing the functioning of each other. Many higher level management are old school and follow the bureaucratic way of thinking and doing things.

Advice to Management

Seriously think about how to touch down to the bottom of the pyramid and generate development impact to the beneficiaries.

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  1. knowledge filled

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

    I worked at The World Bank as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    being surrounded by experts in their fields allows one to be exposed to a variety of knowledge.

    Cons

    their is little growth opportunities

    Advice to Management

    consider hiring useful consultants full time


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

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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 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you care about mission, its hard to beat working at a place focused on ending world poverty.

    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 a complete toolkit of skills; this is a good place to apply your vision and skills. The bureaucracy is incredible, and most people are highly risk averse.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on hiring young people. Few people come in as JPAs or YPs, most are hired in unstable STC positions where there is no organizational nurturing or support.


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