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"Great place to learn about development/global health governance"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Contractor - Consultant in Washington, DC
Current Contractor - Consultant in Washington, DC
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

- Interact with key organizations working in development field
- Work with very intelligent people
- Learn about development on the macro level

Cons

- very bureaucratic
- things move slow
- many people are jaded after working here for a long time
- a lot of people work at the WB for the wrong reasons and don't seem that passionate

Advice to Management

Dismantle the hierarchy a bit more to encourage team work. Don't rely so much on consultants. The high turn around rate and strict limitations on consultants seem very inefficient and you need more long-term people working on projects

Other Employee Reviews for The World Bank

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Smart people, but self-entitled... missing moral compass"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Washington, DC
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse, well-paid, challenging, and fast-paced (a rarity for an NGO)

    Cons

    Highly political, corrupt, and management is a mess or self-interested.

    Advice to Management

    Check into your corruption with projects and contracting.


  2. Helpful (1)

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

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


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