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The World Bank Interview Questions in Washington, DC

Updated Nov 21, 2017
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    Research Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at The World Bank (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    I das interviewed by a panel of 4 economists. They asked why I wanted the job and why they should hire me. Then asked about my research and some type of econometrics/inference/validity. A couple of HR questions and whether I had questions for them.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you describe your research? How would you develop a presentation on theme X?   1 Answer

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    Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at The World Bank (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    They needed someone right away so the interview process actually went pretty fast, 3 rounds interview in 2 weeks. However, the onboarding process is really long. FYI, it would be easier to get in the shortlist if you know someone who can refer you

    Interview Questions

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    Energy Specialist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at The World Bank (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    applied online. panel of four. great experience but very bad souvenirs. questions were very basic on world energy trends and challenges with a focus on African context . the panel was interested in readiness to my travel frequently

    Interview Questions


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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at The World Bank (Washington, DC) in October 2017.

    Interview

    It was a phone interview and they asked my background and then a bit of questions on the work that I would do as an intern there, we also spoke in Spanish for a couple of minutes since I had mentioned it in my CV.

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    Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at The World Bank (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    I met with a team of five who sit on my interview panel. The interview started with a brief introduction of the work they are doing, and then they asked me to introduce myself, followed by a combination of behavioral questions and asking about my research experiences and knowledge. Very friendly and engaging environment.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about the Bank and our team's work?   Answer Question
    • How do you typically manage your research tasks if they are overwhelming?   Answer Question

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    STC Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at The World Bank (Washington, DC) in August 2017.

    Interview

    The interview process was normal and friendly. It was a phone interview by the hiring manager. The interview team was late by about 30 minutes but they apologized for it. Overall a friendly experience.

    Interview Questions

    • what are your previous experience relating to the job? How would you apply your experience in this setting? Mention some of the challenges you've had in the field and how you were able to overcome them.   Answer Question

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    Finance Officer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at The World Bank (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    First phone interview then followed by onsite test ( finance, excel, VBA) finally in person in a panel (~4 people ) interview. The over all experience was very good, they ask fair and straight forward question. Make sure you review the website of the group you're interviewing for

    Interview Questions

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    Assistant to Executive Director Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at The World Bank (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    I was referred to the ED's office based off of an internal referral. My interview was conducted by the ED and senior staff. They tested my economics knowledge and organization skills

    Interview Questions

    • How many languages do you speak and how fluent are you in each.   Answer Question

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    Consultant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at The World Bank (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    Brief process, but with a good amount of questions and assessments designed to examine the fit for this particular role. Some good vetting of previous experiences and accuracy of information provided in application. Interviewer appreciated availability, motivation and use of real, not cliched reasons to work for the organization.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe your experience working for a different multilateral institution   Answer Question

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    Technical Consultant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at The World Bank (Washington, DC) in February 2017.

    Interview

    I referraled by their employee. after two weeks, I was assigned to do a data analysis test in two days. After that I recieve a phone call mainly talk about my resume and experience.

    Interview Questions


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