The World Bank

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Bureaucracy rewards movement of money over truly sustainable development.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at The World Bank full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Well-paid positions are available here.

Cons

Senior management are way too full of themselves.

Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Very good

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

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

    Pros

    It is very exciting to work on research projects that are useful to people in the world. The short-term consultant position was very helpful because I was able to able work on my own hours.

    Cons

    There was no cons! The leadership and administration were very good. I was completely satisfied with the job. I would recommend this job to my friends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management was great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Don't join unless you are a political animal

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The World Bank (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You feel you're a part of a greater mission and making a difference in the world. You feel proud to work with so many MBAs and PhDs. Salary and benefits used to be very competitive. Recent changes were for worse but they're still good.

    Cons

    HR is pre-historical and does not practice what they preach. As a general, appointments are biased by relations and hidden agendas, with managers manipulating normal recruiting processes to appoint preferred candidates. Very little opportunities to young staff, better join at a later point in the career, as it becomes stagnant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparency please. Don't burn out staff who disagree with you. There is intelligence and diverse perspectives/opinions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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