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"Short Term Consultant, various departments"

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

I worked at The World Bank as a contractor (More than 3 years)

Pros

Interesting work, great pay, flexibility of working hours

Cons

No benefits as STC, the enormous waste in the institution can be hard to swallow while "fighting world poverty"

Advice to Management

better overview of available positions, job advancement

Other Employee Reviews for The World Bank

  1. "Great exposure"

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    Current Employee - Program Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Program Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The World Bank full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Make contacts all over the world
    Great benefits
    Good-looking employees with sexy accents
    Very gay-friendly
    Diverse culture
    Great job security if you have staff contract

    Cons

    Extremely heirarchical structure
    Difficult to get buy-in on interesting projects.

    Advice to Management

    Give junior staff more opportunities to prove themselves


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great organization but no chances to improve your contract"

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    Current Contractor - Communication Consultant
    Current Contractor - Communication Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Multicultural environment, interesting projects, great people to work with

    Cons

    Until 15 years ago, end of the 90s, it was easier to get an extended term or at least an open ended contract, but now you stuck in the organization as a consultant for years, and when there are open staff positions it seems they are only for internal people working already with an F or G level. Consultants are treated like staff, as they should work only 3 days per week but in the end they are always there, and get no benefits at all.

    Advice to Management

    More possibilities to young people and to consultants to grow up into the organizations, especially when they reach already 2 years of consultancy with no health insurance, no benefits.

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