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The World Bank Interview Questions

Updated Nov 26, 2017
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    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at The World Bank (Boston, MA) in August 2016.

    Interview

    I got an email after a month I applied through world bank website. The interview was video chat with the group of five people including supervisor, chief economist of the international operation. It took about 30 minutes for the whole interview. They were extremely nice and tried to help me relax and prepare for the answers.

    Interview Questions

    • Give me an example that you had to deal with different interest groups   Answer Question

  2. Helpful (3)  

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7+ months. I interviewed at The World Bank.

    Interview

    the process lasts about seven months. after screening, started with phone interview, video conference (twice), interview by managers panel, interview with hiring director. questions came from different managers each from specific domain. general IT, networking, IT strategy, disaster recovery strategies, processes, technologies, replication technologies, business continuity cycle knowledge

    Interview Questions

    • general questions, and job related experience questions, soft skills questions   1 Answer
  3. Helpful (7)  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Very good process and done in Skype.
    Questions were asked based on my experience and specific to the technology needed.
    Some analytical questions were asked and also data architect questions were asked.

    Interview Questions


  4. Helpful (2)  

    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at The World Bank.

    Interview

    I had applied for a couple of jobs online but only was able to be interviewed because of a referal. It was a panel of 5 people, all women, some of them spoke spanish, but the interview was in english. The location was in the dc offices.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked about my expirience and asked what was the most difficult thing of hiring people and If I knew how to use excel   Answer Question

  5. Helpful (4)  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at The World Bank (Washington, DC) in April 2016.

    Interview

    The interviewers were friendly, and asked a range of behavior-related questions as well as questions on the specific subject matter related to the job. The emphasis was obviously on professional experiences and skills rather than educational background.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Good.


  6. Helpful (2)  

    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at The World Bank (Palo Alto, CA) in April 2016.

    Interview

    Through an alum. quite casual chat. The alum came to school to recruit interns, because it is unpaid, they won't care too much. They are interested in candidates with both qualitative and quantitative skills.

    Interview Questions


  7.  

    Program Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at The World Bank (Washington, DC) in April 2016.

    Interview

    The interview is interactive and dynamic. The program leader offered very detailed introduction of job content, honest about both the challenging and tedious part of the work.I was asked to introduce myself at the beginning and to describe the fit for this position.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you think you can deal with the tedious part of the job?   1 Answer
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    Short-term Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at The World Bank (Washington, DC) in April 2016.

    Interview

    The interview was surprisingly friendly. general background questions as well as personal strengths and weaknesses were enquired. I believe this can vary enormously depending on the department as it is a huge institution.

    Interview Questions


  9. Helpful (5)  

    Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 8+ months. I interviewed at The World Bank.

    Interview

    Very slow application processing (6+ months this round) but once short-listed, process was smoother. HR + various professionals conducted panel interview. First 3 position choices I've applied to about almost 2 years ago through online portal did not return any invites for interview. Referral by employee got me in.

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly behavioral questions with some technical ones like what is my process of prioritizing various data sources...didn't touch on CV much. There were a couple of questions about Econ models which I think I botched.   Answer Question

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    Transport Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at The World Bank (Washington, DC) in March 2016.

    Interview

    Go the organization website and then look through and find the somewhat right and right job that matches your qualification. Then if you are shortlisted you will receive and email or call after 2 months from the application time. then it is a three phased with number one: resume screening and the selection the first phase. Number two: Shortlisted for second phase. number three: panel Interview and finally number four: Senior manager interviews

    Interview Questions

    • What will I bring to the JOB?   1 Answer

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