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Updated Oct 26, 2021

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4.0
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Inter-American Development Bank President  Mauricio Claver Carone
Mauricio Claver Carone
28 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great place for work-life balance(in 47 reviews)

  • "With your knowledge and work could improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean(in 39 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "If you a consultant forget about getting a staff position(in 26 reviews)

  • "Consultants in need of a G4 visa do staff work with no benefits or stability(in 19 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Positiva

      Sep 13, 2021 - Project Coordinator in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      After 28 days of working you have 2 days for vacation

      Cons

      There are no benefits. No insurance, health, transportation, nothing. It is just the salary.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great but temporary opportunity

      Oct 26, 2021 - Senior Consultant, Project Management in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Multicultural environment - Meaningful work - Sponsor G4 visas to international consultants (for full time consultants, with appointments over 6 months) - Many opportunities in different job and subject areas inside the company - Good work environment and fair pay - Well accredited institution, opens doors for future job positions outside the company

      Cons

      - Very bureaucratic - Predominance of the Spanish language (a con if you are not fluent) - Minimal opportunities to go from consultant to staff member - Consultants have less benefits then staff members - Consultants can only work for a total of 3 years continuously, before having to wait a quarantine period to be hired back

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good place

      Oct 20, 2021 - Elearning Project Manager in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      Nice flexibility, working remotely is a plus

      Cons

      Poor maternity leave for consultants

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great place!

      Oct 17, 2021 - Consultant in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      Great place to work and grow as a professional.

      Cons

      Permanent staff positions are rare and usually very political

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great mission, not so great environment

      Oct 14, 2021 - Communications Consultant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great mission, diverse international workforce, opportunities for working overseas

      Cons

      Very bureaucratic and political. Can be really hard to advance without political connections, especially in Latin America and the Caribbean. Opaque promotion system.

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Interesting place

      Oct 12, 2021 - Economist in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      Interesting work, challenging deadlines, good colleagues

      Cons

      Benefits have been decreasing for decades

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Not what you expect it to be

      Oct 11, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Salaries and benefits are good.

      Cons

      It's a chauvinistic and nepotistic environment, which results in low morale and motivation. Plenty of staff are there because of the salaries and benefits, not due to a passion for development.

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good place while you look for something else

      Oct 6, 2021 - Senior Specialist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Comfortable setting for a couple of years; benefits are competitive; good work-life balance

      Cons

      Not ideal if you’ve invested a lot in your education and are a moderately ambitious person. There’s a lot of dead weight in this multilateral institution. The chances that your manager will be a mediocre fool are extremely high.

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    9. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Terrible conditions for consultants.

      Oct 20, 2021 - Consultant in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      Work can be interesting, but also uneven. Many times you do a lot more work than people in staff positions.

      Cons

      If you are a consultant, the pay is low, unstable, and without any benefits. Really bad working conditions.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Fantastic Development Institution

      Sep 9, 2021 - Director in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits; interesting work; great co-workers

      Cons

      Bureaucratic, slow promotions, risk adverse

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      Inter-American Development Bank Response

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      Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. Our employees are the center of our benefits package, as we look to support them throughout their careers in the Bank, providing tailored benefits for each milestone in their lives.

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