IFC
3.8 of 5 73 reviews
www.ifc.org Washington, DC 1000 to 5000 Employees

IFC Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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3.8 73 reviews

                             

89% Approve of the CEO

IFC Executive Vice President & CEO Jin Yong Cai

Jin Yong Cai

(18 ratings)

86% of employees recommend this company to a friend
73 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work-life balance is amazing and the travel opportunities are plentiful"
    in 11 reviews
  • "IFC, the private Sector arm of the World Bank Group) is a wonderful place to work"
    in 8 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work can be is intense which may negatively affect work/life balance"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Very limited chance for career advancement, between the grade levels"
    in 4 reviews
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    Consultant (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    Prossmart and diverse workforce, decent salary, interesting projects

    Conshierarchical, no access to training, overly complicated and cumbersome payment process, very short contracts (20 days with 2 days of paper work)

    Advice to Senior Managementencourage risk taking and change the suffocating hierarchy

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    very positive and a encouraging place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosvery diverse environment. Many senior people are willing to help young professionals.

    Consheavy workload, many projects, the work is very different, sometimes can be very trivial

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting...

    PC Support (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsGreat culture, very diverse. Their goal is not product or profit but a concept; Reducing real poverty. Theirs is a top down approach which many don't like, but the rest of The WOrld Bank group is doing the grass roots thing.

    ConsRelationships mean a lot, probably to much.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLots of changes going on now, careful not to screw up what is working.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Consultant (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsTrusted, reliable, professional, Team Oriented and passion.

    ConsLove IFC for its diverse work ethics

    Advice to Senior ManagementRetain your short Term Consultants.

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    Decent place to start

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIt's a good career launcher if you can get your foot in the door, which is definitely not an easy task.

    ConsThere's way too much bureaucracy everywhere in the organization and consultants are grossly overpaid.

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

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    Love the people but lots of beaurocracy

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe people that work in this organization are passionate and smart, really great to work with. Together, they have an energy that I feel is hard to find in most organizations. Secondly, the mission of this organization is one that was very satisfying for me personally.

    ConsLots of bureaucracy to deal with. Sometimes it is hard to know how decisions are made or why. Nothing different than a big company but because most of the players are spread around the world, it can be even more challenging to navigate.

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

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    Smart people, interesting, meaningful work.

    Creative Director (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsSmart People
    Multi-cutural
    International Travel
    Meaningful Work
    Exciting Projects

    ConsToo Bureaucratic
    Stuffy
    Hard to get things done
    Lots of reorgs

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best brand in the emerging market investment space

    Officer (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    Prosat the forefront of many first of its kind new products/markets in some developing countries

    Conscannot escape the WBG bureaucracy

    Advice to Senior ManagementFor its size of 3500 employees, a flat organization is more efficient than having multiple layers of hierarchical reporting structures.

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

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    Overall a good place to work.Full of smart people from a diversity of places and experiences.

    Short-term Consultant (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsGreat people. Things move faster than they do at the world bank. There can be opportunities to travel. The cafeteria has great Indian food.

    ConsThe short term contract arrangement can be frustrating. It can be a good way to get your foot in the door. however, this can sometimes take years.

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

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    Worth the time

    Consultant (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    Prosreputation, good for network building

    ConsHR is a mess, take care of yourself

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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