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"Great exposure"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Program Assistant in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Program Assistant in Washington, DC
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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

Other Employee Reviews for The World Bank

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great organization but no chances to improve your contract"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Still a huge bureaucracy"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Contractor - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at the WB is like studying in a world-class university. There are always interesting subjects and amazing people that you can learn from. Also a place to get exposed to all frontier topics in development.

    Cons

    Things are moving very slow. Various departments are jeopardizing the functioning of each other. Many higher level management are old school and follow the bureaucratic way of thinking and doing things.

    Advice to Management

    Seriously think about how to touch down to the bottom of the pyramid and generate development impact to the beneficiaries.

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