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"Laid back bureaucracy with no growth"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

Pros

Decent pay, good benefits and prestigious organization to work for.
Get to work with highly qualified intelligent minds. Diverse global workforce.

Cons

Bureaucracy. No focus on goals. No proper employment. They keep people on
N contract and so no security and therefore poor performance.
No challenging work except in some areas.
Employees don't have any opportunities for growth.

Other Employee Reviews for The World Bank

  1. Helpful (2)

    "some departments are like streams, others like swamps"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The World Bank as a contractor

    Pros

    smart colleagues, great international environment

    Cons

    passive agressive work environment; seemingly low integrity with hiring and salary negotiations


  2. "World Bank is wonderful, awful place"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many smart & dedicated people; excellent benefits and salary; truly multi-cultural workplace. Depending on where you are in the organization, many opportunities for professional development.

    Cons

    Doesn't walk the walk on work-life balance. Truly a place built on relationships, rather than competence. Deep suspicion of externally recruited staff--especially mid-career. (If you didn't do it at the WBG, you haven't done it.) Very little room for growth; desperately low turn-over of staff.

    Advice to Management

    Hold managers accountable. Establish mentor program for mid-level staff joining the bank--you really need a champion here to be trusted and accepted.

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