The World Bank - Good experience, but difficult to have a career here unless you become a tenured permanent staff member. | Glassdoor
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"Good experience, but difficult to have a career here unless you become a tenured permanent staff member."

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Former Employee - Security Analyst in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Security Analyst in Washington, DC
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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at The World Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

In general, colleagues are hardworking, dedicated to their jobs and committed to changing the world for the better. The work environment is comfortable.

Cons

As with most large organizations, you have to deal with the bureaucracy from time to time (though not as bad as the U.S. Government). Hierarchy sometimes gets in the way of innovative ideas from junior staff. There are a large number of contractors, who cannot advance and do not receive the same benefits as direct hire staff (general benefits package, parking, daycare).

Advice to Management

The hiring structure should be changed in order to have more direct hires and less contracted positions.

Other Employee Reviews for The World Bank

  1. "Wonderful Opportunities to Contribute!"

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    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 The World Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to make a difference while being part of a diverse and international workforce. Colleagues from around the globe working across cultures and borders.

    Cons

    Balance of work and family life can be challnging for young parents.

    Advice to Management

    Work to facilitate more satisfying assignments in the field.


  2. "there are very different type/level of people and positions"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The World Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    talented people, good work life balance

    Cons

    hierarchy senior staff not motiated

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