The World Bank
3.7 of 5 246 reviews
www.worldbank.org Washington, DC 5000+ Employees

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Great place to learn about development/global health governance

Consultant (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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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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