Compare IMF vs The World Bank BETA

See how working at IMF vs. The World Bank compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at IMF vs. The World Bank. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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IMF

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The World Bank

Employee Ratings

  • IMF scored higher in 4 areas: Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management and Positive Business Outlook.
  • The World Bank scored higher in 5 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Culture & Values, CEO Approval and % Recommend to a friend.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 320 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.3
(based on 1231 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.2
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.9
Work-life balance
3.7
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.8
Senior Management
3.6
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.1
Culture & Values
4.2
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
IMF Ceo Christine Lagarde
91%
91%Christine Lagarde
CEO Approval
The World Bank Ceo David Malpass
95%
95%David Malpass
The World Bank employees rated their CEO Approval 4% higher than IMF employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
80%
% Recommend to a friend
94%
The World Bank employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 14% higher than IMF employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
82%
IMF employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 10% higher than The World Bank employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
72%

Salaries

The World Bank has 1,258 more total submitted salaries than IMF.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Economist58 Salaries
$146,027/yr
Research Assistant81 Salaries
$67,580/yr
Deputy Division Chief5 Salaries
$234,526/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Economist91 Salaries
$143,422/yr
Analyst29 Salaries
$89,492/yr
Junior Professional Associate46 Salaries
$67,400/yr

What Employees Say

  • The World Bank had 86 more reviews than IMF that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Pro.
  • The World Bank had 78 more reviews than IMF that mentioned "Work environment" as a Pro.
  • "Economist" was the most mentioned Con at IMF.
  • "No benefits" was the most mentioned Con at The World Bank.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 38 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 34 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 124 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 112 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Economist"(in 21 reviews)
"Contractual"(in 11 reviews)
Cons
"No benefits"(in 72 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 56 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Contractor - Research Analyst

I have been working at IMF for more than a year

Pros

Diverse workforce, appreciative people and a place that offers a lot of macro econ perspectives.

Cons

There can be an option for RAs to progress up the ladder to do some sort of junior economist role.

"STC"May 16, 2021

Current Contractor - Short-term Consultant (STC)

I have been working at The World Bank for more than a year

Pros

-Great team mates and learning experience -Flexible working hours -Work is rewarding

Cons

-Deal with a lot of bureaucracy

Job Postings

The World Bank has 97 more recently posted open jobs than IMF.