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Inter-American Development Bank Reviews

Updated November 14, 2018
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Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno
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Pros
  • "If you are looking for a work-life balance and a reasonable pay, I'd say the bank is one of the best places to work" (in 43 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. "Specialist, Treasury & Risk"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Inter-American Development Bank full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place work. Career growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Difficult to get a Staff position.


  2. "Depends on what you are looking for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Inter-American Development Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you are looking for a work-life balance and a reasonable pay, I'd say the bank is one of the best places to work. The cause of the organization is also rewarding.

    Cons

    The bank is a complex organization and internal procedures can sometimes be lengthy and inefficient. At times, the bureaucracy can really stress you out.

  3. "Committed Regional Bank"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Inter-American Development Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - bank committed to its clients
    - international travel & organizational composition
    - great benefits

    Cons

    - bureaucracy is big, lots of protocol, permissions
    - sometimes safety and routine preferred to innovation and trying new things


  4. "ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good environment, good people working there.

    Cons

    I don't find cons, it's a good place.


  5. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent environment for work in this organization.

    Cons

    Not benefits as a consultant working for IADB


  6. "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.


  7. "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.

  8. "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.


  9. "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


  10. "Senior Java Developer"

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    • Senior Management
    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!