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Great intellectual experience but very low career opportunities

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

I have been working at The World Bank part-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Great professionals to work with
Great learning experience
Great work environment

Cons

It's nearly impossible to become a staff member unless you're an economist or a policy expert.
Very few career opportunities if you're a communications or media expert.
If you start as a consultant you can be a consultant for life and you'll work as a full time staff member but without any benefits.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The management should really re-think about the Consultant role inside the Institution: there are professionals that work twice than staff members, for years, without any benefits or career upgrades.

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  1. Has been a good place to work over the years, but lately, the changes and old thinking are holding it back

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    Former Employee - Information Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Information Analyst in Washington, DC

    I worked at The World Bank full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, and multi-cultural environment. Contributing to a good cause. Work is rewarding.

    Cons

    doesn't promote telework or flex time. not a 9-5 job. No work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management needs to be more flexible in their thinking and management styles.

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
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    Short Term Consultant, various departments

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Washington, DC
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Washington, DC

    I worked at The World Bank as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work, great pay, flexibility of working hours

    Cons

    No benefits as STC, the enormous waste in the institution can be hard to swallow while "fighting world poverty"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better overview of available positions, job advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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