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"It's a good balance of life and work"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

very balanced. colleagues are very smart. good location. working on developing countries

Cons

maybe not as challenging as private sector, after all it's more like a government agency

Other Employee Reviews for The World Bank

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Being an STC (Short Term Consultant) at the World Bank"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Short-term Consultant (STC) in Washington, DC
    Current Contractor - Short-term Consultant (STC) 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 a year)

    Pros

    Great access to high level policy makers, resources available for staff and in debth experience in developmental health and economics internationally.

    Cons

    No benefits for STCs, and a capatation on the number of days you are allowed to work with little to few opportunities to transition into permanent staff unless you have a PhD.

    Advice to Management

    Extend the number of days for STCs (more than 150 please), and provide more mentorship and leadership opportunities for younger staff to be long term members of the Bank.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Institution with a noble cause that's worth participating in."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Department Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Department Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Satisfaction of working for an institution that works to reduce poverty around the world with smart economic advice and financing. Good work life balance. Very smart and intellectual colleagues who want to make a difference in the world.

    Cons

    Being effectively an international civil service (the Bank is owned by over 180 member countries) Internal politics can at times be demotivating, but the satisfaction of the noble mission of the Bank compensates.

    Advice to Management

    Tamp down to internal politics.

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