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Great organization for networking, growth and learning

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Former Employee - Junior Professional Associate in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Junior Professional Associate in Washington, DC

I worked at The World Bank full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

It is truly worldly, well-compensated compared to non-profit organizations, and has healthy benefits package as staff (though with current budget cuts, I can't attest to how this is changing). Because the Bank is so big, with some initiative you can seek out your own interests and network and cross-over into new areas of interest.

Cons

Innovation can be crowded out by bureaucracy (as with any large institution). On some teams, a few hard workers carry others who do a really good job of investing a bare minimum of effort.

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  1. it was the best experience in terms of exposure

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    Former Intern - Project Member in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Project Member in Washington, DC

    I worked at The World Bank as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    meeting the people there and the vast network of professionals

    Cons

    hard to shine in a big workplace

    Advice to Management

    personal growth of individuals

  2. Helpful (2)

    Difficult to get secure work

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    Current Contractor - Short-term Consultant (STC) in Washington, DC
    Current Contractor - Short-term Consultant (STC) in Washington, DC

    I have been working at The World Bank as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting work, well paid, good people, strong social and environmental ethic, great food in the cafeteria, multi-cultural. Lots of travel. Working in a country office of World Bank is far more interesting and satisfying.

    Cons

    Difficult to get a full time position or secure work if you are an STC. In HQ there is no friendly atmosphere. Work at HQ is not as interesting - very bureaucratic.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be re-consideration of having operations done by STCs, and a lack of staff opportunities for STCs who have been with the organisation for years

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