The World Bank

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The World Bank Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2014
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3.7 282 reviews

82% Approve of the CEO

The World Bank President Jim Yong Kim

Jim Yong Kim

(94 ratings)

80% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is great, together with the benefits and people (in 19 reviews)

  • The work environment differs greatly within the Bank (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Consultants comprise over 60% of the workforce at WBG headquarters, with no benefits or job security (in 13 reviews)

  • No benefits and little job security (in 10 reviews)

More Highlights
282 Employee Reviews
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    Great

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompetetive Salary and over the top benefits

    Consperks, work schedule, organization, and work environment

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    it was the best experience in terms of exposure

    Project Member (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    Prosmeeting the people there and the vast network of professionals

    Conshard to shine in a big workplace

    Advice to Senior Managementpersonal growth of individuals

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

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    Challenging, but well worth it

    Extended Term Consultant (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsIt depends on who your manager is, but I have absolutley loved my experience here so far. The only people I have heard complain about the difficulties in advancing are usually not high performers.

    ConsI honestly don't think there are any cons to working here if you are smart and dedicated. The only thing I can remotely say is inconvenient is having to pay taxes in lump sums at the end of the year.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe 2 year limit for ETC/ETT's should be reconsidered

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

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    Consultant

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood learning, work life balance

    Conscarrier risk , budget constraints , limited growth

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    short term consultant

    Consultant (STC) (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    Prospretty smart people working there

    Conshard to get a long term position

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Invigorating, challenging, and intellectually stimulating.

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

    ProsExtremely competitive environment while simultaneously cordial and diplomatic.

    ConsConstant, every ten year, restructuring.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShort term assignments for staff just create a sense of insecurity. Its better to have a five year term minimum.

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

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    Great experience but hard to get promotions

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood salary, nice environment, and great place to make networking.

    ConsToo much old-school employees, which makes the changes harder.

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

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    Great Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVery International place to work

    ConsA bit too bureaucratic sometimes

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    Very good

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

    ProsIt 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.

    ConsThere 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 Senior ManagementThe management was great!

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

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    It was a great experience, the people were friendly and supportive

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWork life balance is great, together with the benefits and people

    ConsIt depends one which department you're in but overall it's ok

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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