The World Bank Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2020

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The World Bank President David Malpass
David Malpass
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  • "Unless you are staff (which only economists or high executives are) you have virtually no benefits(in 66 reviews)

  • "work/life balance, not a clear path to advance for younger contributors(in 48 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Resource Management Analyst 

    I have been working at The World Bank full-time

    Pros

    multicultural environment with good interaction of people

    Cons

    slow career growth once you are in

  2. "Alternative Investments fund administration"

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

    I have been working at The World Bank full-time

    Pros

    learning, work life balance, sense of accomplishment.

    Cons

    nothing much that I can think of.

  3. "good place to work"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The World Bank full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great people, development focused approach makes working here very fulfilling

    Cons

    hierarchy and bureaucracy can make moving things forward frustrating

  4. "Great place with good work life balance"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Officer 

    I have been working at The World Bank full-time

    Pros

    The mission, diverse and intelligent colleagues, benefits

    Cons

    career path / promotion, large organization that is not as transparent,

  5. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior HR-Executive in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The World Bank full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great company to work with

    Cons

    Too bureaucratic and heavy processes

  6. "Great place for work"

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

    I have been working at The World Bank full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great chance to learn great on a resume Professional and fun for IT work speaking

    Cons

    contractor's don't get benefits hard to get converted

  7. "Great compensation and prestige"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Economist in Washington, DC

    I have been working at The World Bank full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great compensation and benefits. Very prestigious and influential

    Cons

    It is a large bureaucracy, with hierarchies, and sometimes lack of clarity on deliverables

  8. "Pay stcs more"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC

    I have been working at The World Bank full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    opportunity to make a high impact

    Cons

    compensation is low and no healthcare

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  9. "STT at the world bank"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Short-term Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The World Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great exposure - Ability to eventually develop your network - Beautiful on the resume

    Cons

    - hard to get promotions - extremely competitive - short-term consultants are only allowed to work 150 days a year!

  10. "Excellent"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Junior Professional Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The World Bank full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Academic driven, results oriented, competitive environment,

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic, limited network, often condescendante

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