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"Sr. Finance officer"

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Current Employee - Senior Officer in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Senior Officer in Washington, DC
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Inter-American Development Bank full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Great benefits in general
High caliber of employees in a great working environment

Cons

Quite disorganized and slow in making decisions
Management has little control by the organization creating opportunities for abuse of power.
Good example of how very intelligent individuals are not very smart a group.
The concept of empowerment of employees is foreign for the organization.
Nobody is allowed to make decisions alone. All decisions are made in groups thus being slow and not very smart.

Advice to Management

Provide empowerment to your staff and let them make honest mistakes;
On the other hand, ensure that

Other Employee Reviews for Inter-American Development Bank

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Too much bureaucracy, too little empowerment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Contractor - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Inter-American Development Bank as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and salary if you're staff. Flexible hours. Low delivery requirements.

    Cons

    You're a second-class employee if you're a consultant. Old offices. No empowerment culture.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Diverse organization that makes an impact in Latin America"

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    Former Contractor - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Contractor - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Inter-American Development Bank as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    People from all over Latin America.
    Projects tend to have a big impact in peoples lives.
    Benefits are great if you're a staff member.
    Consultants get 2 days off every month.

    Cons

    Politics will get in the way of getting things done.
    High turn over, since people most people are hired as consultants.
    Consultant contracts get renewed very late in the game.

    Advice to Management

    Hire consultants for consultancy work and staff members for everything else. You end up saving a little money upfront, but lose a lot of knowledge in the process.

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