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Inter-American Development Bank Reviews

Updated September 19, 2018
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Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno
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Pros
  • "For DC standards, the IADB allows for good work life balance" (in 42 reviews)

  • "Amazing organization which gives back to Latin America through various projects" (in 35 reviews)

Cons
  • "Very difficult if not impossible to get an interesting staff position (employment with benefits) under the age of 35-40" (in 18 reviews)

  • "There are no benefits for consultants" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Inter-American Development Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very positive, dynamic, international environment. Interesting work topics if employed in "sectores", smart colleagues, lots of relatively young people looking to build friendships.

    Cons

    Very difficult if not impossible to get an interesting staff position (employment with benefits) under the age of 35-40.


  2. "Working at the IDB"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very international atmosphere, interesting work, inspiring mission.

    Cons

    More bureaucratic and hierarchical than most private sector organizations.

  3. "Experience to learn about Finance and nothing more"

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    Current Employee - Operations Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Operations Consultant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Inter-American Development Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You can learn a lot of about Finance. Shares the experience to learn too English and Spanish language.

    Cons

    For consultant is very hard to do a career. The newn concept of contract (since 2018) is a worst way to the improve the career. You only can stay thar for maximum three years. After this new contact concept we saw a lot of employees moving to other companies. The salary is very low compared with the local. The visa is G4, that's mean you can only work to the IDB bank.

    Advice to Management

    Please, review this contract concept.


  4. "Interesting Projects"

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    Former Employee - Legal Operational Officer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Legal Operational Officer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Inter-American Development Bank full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Diverse staff. Great compensation. Interesting work.

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucratic red tape.


  5. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Inter-American Development Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice work environment with good salaries and multicultural atmosphere

    Cons

    Short contracts for consultants and benefits are not as good as staff positions.

    Advice to Management

    Open new staff positions


  6. "Senior Java Developer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Java Developer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Java Developer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Inter-American Development Bank full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The environment is very good, good people and culture!

    Cons

    Low salaries and benefices, low chance to become staff!


  7. "Varous"

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Accountant in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Inter-American Development Bank (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of resources to learn from.

    Cons

    Mobility hard to achieve, lack of mobility. Very bureaucratic

  8. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Inter-American Development Bank full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great environent to work, excellent mission

    Cons

    There are no benefits for consultants


  9. "Generally good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Have freedom to do things

    Cons

    Culturally hard to adapt for non Spanish speakers


  10. "Communications Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Communications Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Communications Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Inter-American Development Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Vacations, work from home, availability to travel.

    Cons

    Burocratic, soft-paced environment, little space for innovation and career development


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