Inter-American Development Bank - Good place to work, great and rewarding projects, not very open to the rest of the world | Glassdoor
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"Good place to work, great and rewarding projects, not very open to the rest of the world"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Investment Officer in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Investment Officer in Washington, DC
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Inter-American Development Bank full-time (More than a year)

Pros

This is a non-profit bank where you work on projects that actually make a difference instead of destroying the world like in private banks, i.e. financing renewable energy projects, schools, hospitals, protecting biodiversity, fighting climate change and poverty etc...
There is a good work/life balance and compensation is correct

Cons

It is a very latino culture and if you are not from a latino country, you feel like an outsider
Very high bureaucracy
Some senior management and HR are out of touch with personnel

Advice to Management

Be more approachable

Other Employee Reviews for Inter-American Development Bank

  1. "Interesting work, but poor career prospects"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Inter-American Development Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting work
    Good exposure to Latin America and Caribbean
    Good work-life balance

    Cons

    No clear career path
    Difficult place to advance professionally, as people never leave and the organization is extremely bureaucratic
    Often disorganized, lack of professional management
    IDB increasingly depends on consultants who do not have proper benefits, but often perform the same work as staff on consulting contracts for years.

    Advice to Management

    Define career path more clearly
    Decrease bureaucracy
    Implement better incentives for staff


  2. "It has been good but there is a point where you are not advancing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Inter-American Development Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, salary and good work /life balance

    Cons

    bureaucracy, lack of management ok

    Advice to Management

    they need to provide more advancement opportunities to all employees

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