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Amazing - a blessing

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The best place - we are a family

Cons

There is no cons - thank you

Advice to Management

Keep up the great performance

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  1. Mixed experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - JPO in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - JPO in Washington, DC

    I have been working at The World Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great insights
    - into the development world
    - the functioning of a large bureaucracy
    - global power dynamics.

    The work environment differs greatly within the Bank. I was lucky, but saw many others stuck in a dead end.

    Cons

    The organization has constantly been downsizing and reorganizing. In combination with permanent budget constraints, and the abolishment of permanent contracts, this creates a lot of job uncertainty

    Strict hierarchies makes it sometimes hard to progress.

    Politically motivated decisions (including hiring and the allocation of funds to units).

    It is an interesting place for a few years, but does not offer long term career prospects.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Lots of noise, little substance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 part-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -get to work with diverse set of ppl, from many diff countries and professions..some foremer govt offcials or future ones
    -great level of interaction with leadership in developing countries
    -get to see/witness/participate in development firstahand

    Cons

    -little thought paid to career progression on a systematic-institutional way
    -too much is left to the discretion of managers, allowing them to play favorites
    -unclear senior management structure and startegy, demoralizing to staff

    Advice to Management

    THINK ABOUT WHO IS GOING TO LEAD THIS ORGANZATION TOMORROW, not just your own well-bieng and your personal egos..
    TRy to remember why you wanted to wark in development in the first place..you are KILLING that energy now


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