Inter-American Development Bank Reviews

Updated Aug 10, 2020

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3.6
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Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno
Luis Alberto Moreno
102 Ratings
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  • "If you a consultant forget about getting a staff position(in 25 reviews)

  • "No benefits (health, retirement, etc(in 16 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Excellent"

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

    I worked at Inter-American Development Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good compensation , work environment and commitment

    Cons

    Long bureaucratic processes, hard to create change

    Inter-American Development Bank Response

    May 13, 2020Sourcing

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We appreciate your input and we are happy to hear you were enjoying your experience here. We hope you enjoyed being surrounded by people who love what they do and are passionate about improving lives in Latin America and the Caribbean.

  2. "Improving Life"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Executive Director 

    I worked at Inter-American Development Bank full-time

    Pros

    Help improve the life and well-being of the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.

    Cons

    There is noting wrong working in this magnificent institution

    Inter-American Development Bank Response

    June 16, 2020Sourcing

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We work every day to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean and strive to offer a rewarding positive experience for all our employees.


  3. "IDB experience"

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

    I have been working at Inter-American Development Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work. People are open to network and to help you with your professional growth.

    Cons

    There is no specific cons so far.

  4. "You don't pay taxes"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Inter-American Development Bank full-time

    Pros

    Salary is generally good plus you don't pay taxes

    Cons

    Promotions are rare and so are salary increases

  5. "Great Place"

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

    I worked at Inter-American Development Bank full-time

    Pros

    Flexible environment, good number of vacation days

    Cons

    There is no much space for growth as a consultant

  6. "Overall, a good place to work."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC

    I worked at Inter-American Development Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly work environment. Staff association is very active.

    Cons

    Few opportunities for career progression. Knowledge of Spanish language is required.

  7. "Nice people"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Inter-American Development Bank full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pleasant work environment. There is also a gym in the building.

    Cons

    There is no way to grow as a consultant.

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    Inter-American Development Bank Response

    June 16, 2020Sourcing

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We appreciate your input and we are happy to hear you’re enjoying your experience here. All of our career opportunities are posted on our Careers website and are accessible to everyone. Our Human Resources Department revises each application carefully. We invite you to apply for any position you are interested in.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great opportunity to truly improve lives in the Latin America and Caribbean Region!"

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

    I worked at Inter-American Development Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great organizational culture with highly motivated staff.

    Cons

    More diversity needed at HQ, as Afro-descendants and the differently-abled are under-represented, as well as very few non-native Spanish speakers.

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    Inter-American Development Bank Response

    May 26, 2020Sourcing

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We work every day to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean and strive to offer a rewarding positive experience for all our employees.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Underpayed for the market"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Inter-American Development Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Impactfull work in the development sector

    Cons

    You are going far less than your market value and an untransparent bureaucracy

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    Inter-American Development Bank Response

    June 16, 2020Sourcing

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. At the IDB, we work every day to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean. We are a trusted partner of governments, NGOs, startups, and other stakeholders who also work for the region. We must maintain our rigorous standards to fulfill our purpose successfully.

  10. Helpful (3)

    "Pleasant environment but no proffesional progression"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Partner in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Inter-American Development Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly work environment no career advancement

    Cons

    If you a consultant forget about getting a staff position

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    Inter-American Development Bank Response

    May 26, 2020Sourcing

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. At the IDB, we care about our employees’ career development. We offer international experience, with more than 25 offices in Latin America and the Caribbean. We also help employees get better at their jobs, offering a wide-range of trainings year-round and promotions are based on competitive processes, accessible to everyone.

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