The World Bank

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Great intellectual experience but very low career opportunities

Consultant (Current Employee) Washington, DC

ProsGreat professionals to work with
Great learning experience
Great work environment

ConsIt'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 Senior ManagementThe 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    If you came to contribute to making the world a better place, you may be more effective elsewhere.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at The World Bank full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: Mandate and unique role in the global development. Benefits International travel Potential resources for individual projects Potential to affect large scale impact. In various countries, the bank has enormous… Cons: Culture: at it's worse -hierarchical, politics dominates, cronyism, rent seeking behavior, and even bullying, sexicism and racial insensitivity. Institutional behavior: top down, top heavy and… Advice to Senior Management: Look at how staff resources are utilized, how to effectively leverage those resources and align behavior toward a common goal. The institution system serves the… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Has been a good place to work over the years, but lately, the changes and old thinking are holding it back

    Information Analyst (Former Employee) Washington, DC

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


    Pros: good benefits, and multi-cultural environment. Contributing to a good cause.… Cons: doesn't promote telework or flex time. not a 9-5 job.… Advice to Senior Management: management needs to be more flexible in their thinking and… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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