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Smart people, but self-entitled... missing moral compass

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

I worked at The World Bank as a contractor (more than an year)

Pros

Diverse, well-paid, challenging, and fast-paced (a rarity for an NGO)

Cons

Highly political, corrupt, and management is a mess or self-interested.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Check into your corruption with projects and contracting.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Great place to learn about development/global health governance

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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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Interact with key organizations working in development field
    - Work with very intelligent people
    - Learn about development on the macro level

    Cons

    - very bureaucratic
    - things move slow
    - many people are jaded after working here for a long time
    - a lot of people work at the WB for the wrong reasons and don't seem that passionate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dismantle the hierarchy a bit more to encourage team work. Don't rely so much on consultants. The high turn around rate and strict limitations on consultants seem very inefficient and you need more long-term people working on projects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work with many dynamic co-workers who broaden your horizons.

    Current Employee - Short-term Consultant (STC) in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Short-term Consultant (STC) in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Excellent people with high levels of education and background to bring new views into your work.

    Cons

    Big organization with lots of people and hard to know what they want.

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