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African Development Bank Reviews

Updated Aug 9, 2019

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  • "Contributes in a pragmatic manner to the development of Africa(in 6 reviews)

  • "Great opportunity and great people to interact with,(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at African Development Bank for less than a year

    Pros

    Great working environment, busy schedule, substantive work.

    Cons

    Disorganized intern program, early days are not the most exciting work wise.

    African Development Bank2015-11-16
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not so premier internally"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at African Development Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some passionate & dedicated staff, presence in Africa

    Cons

    Inefficient slow organization, bureaucracy, uneven standards, climate of mistrust

    Advice to Management

    Apply clear professional standards

    African Development Bank2017-10-01
  3. "marketing agent"

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    Current Employee - Marketing and Business Management Specialist in Africa, MO

    I have been working at African Development Bank

    Pros

    My country is developing and there is plenty project that need to be finance. The agricultural sector is very buoyant. Subsidize agriculture and approach farmers in Ivory Coast will be an asset and profitable for the bank and for farmers. Real estate is a sensitive and interesting sector for bank in Ivory Coast. Help market women who shopping vegetables will get them closer to the bank and save their revenues a save....

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    Cons

    developpe the country,help farmers and local business mens.

    Advice to Management

    the bank mus be closer to the populations, to consider their project.

    African Development Bank2015-09-08
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Not to much to write about"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at African Development Bank

    Pros

    Great guys, and nice opportunity to meet people from different countries

    Cons

    poor management and they really need to understand the ethic of banking

    African Development Bank2015-07-11
  5. Helpful (5)

    "Wasted potential"

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    Current Employee - Economist in Tunis, MI
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at African Development Bank full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Used to be positioned to make the difference on the African continent. Had potential to do it through innovative thinking and meritocratic appointment particularly at senior management level

    Cons

    Dysfunctional organization, Appointment not based on merit but connection,

    African Development Bank2014-06-11
  6. "Great institution to work with"

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    Current Employee - Procurement Expert in Abidjan
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at African Development Bank full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great place to contribute to international development work

    Cons

    One may be lost in the large sized organization

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    African Development Bank2019-07-31
  7. "Nose dive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at African Development Bank

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits. An organization with a passion for developing the African continent through infrastructure projects thus improving the quality of life and economic growth of its African shareholders.

    Cons

    Managers are a total disaster, with no people skills. Systemic throughout the organization since there’s no 360 deg feedback for them. Bureaucracy and slow decision making rampant.

    Advice to Management

    Address the root cause of high staff attrition rates of top talent by instituting a culture of accountability in your managers. Ultimately they are the drivers of your high costs of recruitment. Cut back on bureaucracy and slow decision making by empowering staff.

    African Development Bank2019-08-09
  8. "Synoptic View of the African Development Bank"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator-ClimDev Africa Special Fund in Abidjan
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at African Development Bank full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    An International Development Bank with bright vision for Africa's Development.

    Cons

    Work overwhelming and demanding on timely and quality delivery.

    Advice to Management

    Need to use a multitude and diverse expertise in the Bank, instead of outsourcing.

    African Development Bank2019-06-05
  9. "Principal"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at African Development Bank full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great pay. Clear Mission. Solid benefits package. Committed workforce.

    Cons

    As with all large bureaucracies, getting a promotion is tricky process.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing much. Management is well aware of the challenges and doing all it can to tackle them.

    African Development Bank2019-04-24
  10. "Great place to start a career"

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    Former Employee - Junior Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at African Development Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are smart people from all over the world working here.

    Cons

    There is lots and lots of bureaucracy and consultants don't get paid in a timely fashion

    African Development Bank2019-04-18
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