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"Great intellectual experience but very low career opportunities"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great professionals to work with
Great learning experience
Great work environment

Cons

It's nearly impossible to become a staff member unless you're an economist or a policy expert.
Very few career opportunities if you're a communications or media expert.
If you start as a consultant you can be a consultant for life and you'll work as a full time staff member but without any benefits.

Advice to Management

The management should really re-think about the Consultant role inside the Institution: there are professionals that work twice than staff members, for years, without any benefits or career upgrades.

Other Employee Reviews for The World Bank

  1. "Has been a good place to work over the years, but lately, the changes and old thinking are holding it back"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Information Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The World Bank full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, and multi-cultural environment. Contributing to a good cause. Work is rewarding.

    Cons

    doesn't promote telework or flex time. not a 9-5 job. No work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    management needs to be more flexible in their thinking and management styles.


  2. "International environment to work there with multinational people from all over the world."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The World Bank full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You can improve your skill very easily

    Cons

    No comments on this matter

    Advice to Management

    Upper Management are help ful but they can do more.

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