The World Bank
3.7 of 5 274 reviews
www.worldbank.org Washington, DC 5000+ Employees

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Washington, DC

ProsVery friendly and open culture. Almost anyone you email and ask will meet you for coffee and talk about their work. Lots of opportunities for networking. Tons of interesting projects, although it depends on your area. Looks great to other employers on the resume.

ConsJust be aware that very few STCs move on to be staff. This is not really a downside if you're not counting on it, but a lot of STCs spend a ton of time there waiting for a staff position that will never develop. This always seemed pretty clear to me, but some people hate it. For those who do make staff it's a great job, but there's relatively little room for advancement within the organization.

Advice to Senior ManagementCould be doing more to recruit and retain young talent.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    I worked at The World Bank as a contractor for more than a 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 Senior Management: Check into your corruption with projects and contracting. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

     

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

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

    I have been working at The World Bank as a contractor for less than a year


    Pros: Excellent people with high levels of education and background to… Cons: Big organization with lots of people and hard to know… More
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