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"HR policies are very inconsistent."

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Current Contractor - Social Development Specialist in Washington, DC
Current Contractor - Social Development Specialist in Washington, DC
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at The World Bank as a contractor (More than 3 years)

Pros

It is a huge organization. You can get good experience in international development.

Cons

But in order to do so you have to find a mentor, and the probability of finding a good mentor does not always depend on your qualifications.

Other Employee Reviews for The World Bank

  1. "You have to have connections to get projects as STC"

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    Current Contractor - Short-term Consultant (STC) in Washington, DC
    Current Contractor - Short-term Consultant (STC) in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The World Bank as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is good for an STC - as my first real job in the US, I got a really good offer. I can work from home - I don't know if that's for every STC, but since I was hired through a friend who also happens to be my boss, I can work remotely. Mentoring program for young professionals. An awesome company if you prefer international peers. I like that most of the people are ESL, so my English is not judged that often.

    Cons

    No access to additional projects. People have to know you to offer you more projects. It's hard to network within the company.


  2. "A great work environment overall, though fairly bureaucratic"

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    Current Contractor - Short-term Consultant (STC) in Washington, DC
    Current Contractor - Short-term Consultant (STC) in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The World Bank as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Bank has a great work environment, surrounding by many intelligent and dedicated colleagues. Although bureaucratic, many staff are willing to engage with you informally on topics of interest.

    Cons

    The Bank is very bureaucratic and political, so as a junior staff member, don't expect to interact directly with Senior bank very often.

    Advice to Management

    Provide easier pathways to allow promosing STCs to enter as staff, rather than making it very hard for them. STCs are often treated as staff, which puts them in an unfair position, since they do not have the days available to be treated as such.

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