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"Short Term Consultant"

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Current Contractor - Short-term Consultant (STC) in Washington, DC
Current Contractor - Short-term Consultant (STC) 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

Great place to work around of smart and qualified people. The pay is above the market salary.

Cons

STC contracts are terrible. You can only work for 150 days per fiscal year and after that you have to be out for around 4 months before they can hire you back. No benefits or rights at all.

Advice to Management

Revise the STC figure. Unfair and you end-up loosing smart people.

Other Employee Reviews for The World Bank

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    "Short Term Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Short-term Consultant (STC) in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Short-term Consultant (STC) in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The World Bank part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly and open culture. Almost anyone you email and ask will meet you for coffee and talk about their work. Lots of opportunities for networking. Tons of interesting projects, although it depends on your area. Looks great to other employers on the resume.

    Cons

    Just be aware that very few STCs move on to be staff. This is not really a downside if you're not counting on it, but a lot of STCs spend a ton of time there waiting for a staff position that will never develop. This always seemed pretty clear to me, but some people hate it. For those who do make staff it's a great job, but there's relatively little room for advancement within the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Could be doing more to recruit and retain young talent.


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

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    Current Contractor - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Contractor - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    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

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