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Good learning environment with difficulties for professional development at entry levels

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Former Employee - Extended Term Consultant in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Extended Term Consultant in Washington, DC

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

Pros

Great learning environment, multicultural staff profile, Good renumeration.

Cons

Bureaucratic, glass cieling in certain areas

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  1. Inspiring goals but many bureaucratic challenges

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    Current Employee - Online Communications in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Online Communications in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Ending poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity. These are the two goals the WBG wants to achieve. This is inspiring and makes the job really interesting. Your daily job can make a difference for many people in the world. The WBG offers very competitive salaries. Your colleagues are coming from all over the world and it can be a daily challenge to jongle between all the different cultures if you're not open to cultural diversity. Lots of benefits (holidays, sick and family leaves...) and a very good medical coverage (very good compared to the US, average compared to the European standards).

    Cons

    This is a bureaucratic and political environment. But once you learned to navigate these aspects you can get your job achieved. Very tough place for short term consultants. ETCs (1 year renewable once) are better treated and have many benefits comparable to staff. Takes time to change grade. Salary raised are opaque.

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Washington, DC

    I worked at The World Bank full-time

    Pros

    international exposure! great compensation! great work life balance

    Cons

    bureaucracy, long time to promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more open to young staff and their promotion cycle

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