African Development Bank Reviews

Updated Jun 11, 2020

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3.9
85%
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Pros
  • "Best sustainable employer in Africa(in 11 reviews)

  • "Significant benefits and salaries but awful work environment and stressful workplace(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Decision-making is not logical and not based on evidence nor technical or commercial advice(in 5 reviews)

  • "for mission travel), no recourse for poor management, etc(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Intern"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     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.

  2. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent place for developing different skills"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at African Development Bank full-time

    Pros

    Overture for exposure to different areas and expand personal knowledge base. Exposure to all cutting hedge global and regional initiatives for Africa. Amiable working culture

    Cons

    It's bureaucratic, sometimes disorganized. African management culture is rigid. Currently understaffed placing heavy work burden.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Not so premier internally"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    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

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  4. "marketing agent"

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    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. I think that if I have this opportunity to work as marketing agent I will promote the bank for these sectors to subscribe to my country's development program. I am from French country and I most speak French because my background language is French. Sincerely yours

    Cons

    developpe the country,help farmers and local business mens.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not to much to write about"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     

    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

  6. Helpful (6)

    "Wasted potential"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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,

  7. "Good place to work"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at African Development Bank full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Satisfying and challenging work environment

    Cons

    Shortage of high quality staff

  8. "employment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Assistant in Abidjan
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at African Development Bank full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Best sustainable employer in Africa

    Cons

    offers equal opportunities to all in implementing its strategy

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  9. "Bank culture"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at African Development Bank full-time

    Pros

    Durable workload, good working space, close to the city centre,

    Cons

    A culture of fear and mistrust

  10. "Life at AfDB"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - YPP in Abidjan

    I worked at African Development Bank full-time

    Pros

    Great exposur to large transactions. Impactful work on the ground

    Cons

    It Can be quite bureaucratic. Plenty of red tape to cut to gain approvals in some respect

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