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"Working as an RA is a great job for a recent economics graduate"

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Former Employee - Research Assistant (RAP) in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Research Assistant (RAP) in Washington, DC
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at IMF full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Fast-paced work, and working with international colleagues makes the experience very interesting. Obviously, researching cutting-edge policy issues is fascinating.

Cons

The social atmosphere can take some getting used to. Parts of it are very much dominated by older, white American and European men, which can make the work setting feel very stiff and competitive.

Other Employee Reviews for IMF

  1. "A good job for someone new to the job market, but with no promotion opportunities, it is short term by design."

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IMF full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, international and congenial workforce, excellent research resources.

    Cons

    A good job for someone new to the job market, but with no promotion opportunities, it is intentionally short term. It can be difficult to access interesting projects, due to the promotion policies for economists and competition for research opportunities and credit. Research assistants are hired on contract, so management does little to keep the assistants stimulated and productive.

    Advice to Management

    Introduce a mentorship program for research assistants and add incentives for good work such as application processes to join mission work or small bonuses.


  2. "Great place to learn and work"

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    Current Employee - Research Officer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Research Officer in Washington, DC
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IMF full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Unbelievable access to experience and connections

    Cons

    bureaucracy, HR department appears to act as a hindrance and not a help

    Advice to Management

    provide better opportunities for younger professionals to advance

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