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Great organization but no chances to improve your contract

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Current Employee - Communication Consultant
Current Employee - Communication Consultant

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

Pros

Multicultural environment, interesting projects, great people to work with

Cons

Until 15 years ago, end of the 90s, it was easier to get an extended term or at least an open ended contract, but now you stuck in the organization as a consultant for years, and when there are open staff positions it seems they are only for internal people working already with an F or G level. Consultants are treated like staff, as they should work only 3 days per week but in the end they are always there, and get no benefits at all.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More possibilities to young people and to consultants to grow up into the organizations, especially when they reach already 2 years of consultancy with no health insurance, no benefits.

Doesn't Recommend
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    Still a huge bureaucracy

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    knowledge filled

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    consider hiring useful consultants full time

    Positive Outlook
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