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"Great experience working in a multicultural environment"

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  • Senior Management
Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Multi-cultural international working environment, diversity. Great and interesting people.

Cons

Long work hours in IT. It can be draining

Other Employee Reviews for The World Bank

  1. "Big organization, lots of opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay, lots of opportunities if you seek them out

    Cons

    Bureacracy and hierarchy, lack of career development,


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    "Terrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The World Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are great to work with, friendly, committed to delivering a good outcome.. Senior management is another deal entirely ( see below)

    Cons

    There are literally 1000s of demoralized short term consultants working here. The classic 'dual labor' market theory applies here: insiders with long term contracts who dont do much work or are over extended in an organization that has been on a flat budget or budget cutting exercise while trying to increase lending activities to developing countries.The bulk of grunt work is farmed out to underpaid consultants, many whom do not get access to health care benefits.The result is poor quality control, no institutional memory and no accountability. For young people ( most consultants) trying to develop a career is almost impossible. Managers do little strategy development, very little human capital or staff development....

    Advice to Management

    If the only way to get ahead is to network rather than ' work' the organization is doomed.

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