IFC Washington DC Reviews

Updated Sep 14, 2020

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IFC Chief Executive Officer Philippe Le Houérou
Philippe Le Houérou
30 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Officer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IFC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Collaborative culture and very capable investment teams

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, limited scope for promotions and growth, capped salaries

    IFC Response

    Talent Attraction Officer

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. It’s great to hear that you are enjoying your experience with IFC and working with our team.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Seeking to bring innovation to push the possibilities of development"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Investment Officer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IFC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Super-smart, committed co-workers; seeking to disrupt how to push development opportunities through new initiatives; great efforts to maintain team spirit during remote work

    Cons

    Difficult to work with global teams while working remotely

    IFC Response

    Talent Attraction Officer

    Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We're so glad to hear you have had a positive experience working at IFC. We value your feedback and your hard work.


  3. "Emerging Markets development work from the private scetor"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IFC full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Global mobility, diverse staff, career oportunities.

    Cons

    Somewhat bureaucratic, subject to key shareholders political agenda, loosing global focus.

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  4. "Great place to work & great people to work with"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IFC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    This is an organization with; Global exposure, Meaningful Vision/Mission, Great benefits, Steep and exiting learning curve, Loads of opportunities to make a real difference in the world.

    Cons

    Tends to be complex with multilayered systems and processes that slows down decision making...

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IFC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Experienced colleagues and broad exposure

    Cons

    Giant org and limited career growth

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work with excellent benefits!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Monitoring and Results Measurement Officer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IFC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Collaborative workplace, great benefits package Helpful colleagues Structured performance evaluation system

    Cons

    Upward mobility is limited and difficult

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  7. "Interesting Place to Work"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Officer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IFC full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great diverse staff who are committed to helping developing countries increase economic opportunities.

    Cons

    Too many upper management changes in the organization

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  8. "Incredible Experience with Bureaucratic Caveats"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Industry Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IFC for less than a year

    Pros

    Comp & Benefits, Prestige, Unique Intersection of Development and Investment Banking

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, Slow, Potential Culture Tension or Misunderstanding

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing international/global experience with great benefits"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IFC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Global reach, international culture, the purpose of the organization, and how you contribute to it, global mobility opportunities, benefits.

    Cons

    Very senior staff in general. You will need a lot more years of experience to occupy any position and to grow internally compared to the private sector.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing experience!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Knowledge Management Officer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IFC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    *The best place to work if you like international development and investment *Great work environment, colleagues are respectful and caring *Excellent learning opportunities for all types of staff *Genuine interest for diversity and inclusion, IFC is heading in the right direction!

    Cons

    *Be ready to work hard *Limited career opportunities for support functions

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