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The World Bank Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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  1. "Diversity"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC

    I worked at The World Bank (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very diverse, inclusive culture

    Cons

    Less intellectually challenging and bureaucratic


  2. "WBG"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Chennai (India)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The World Bank full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work Life Balance
    Tax Free Salary

    Cons

    Less than Market level salary
    No bonus
    Office Politics

  3. "business analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The World Bank full-time

    Pros

    good work culture and environment

    Cons

    slow but people are good


  4. "SAP Security Manager"

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    Current Employee - SAP Security Manager in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Current Employee - SAP Security Manager in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at The World Bank full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Keeps me connected to a technology leader, as a customer.
    Stable full time job.

    Cons

    Not a technology company which I find very much interesting working at.
    Low salary.
    Scarse resources for training.
    Few possibilities for growing inside the organism.

    Advice to Management

    Training. Salaries improvement.


  5. "STC"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The World Bank full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting projects; Working in the field with local governments

    Cons

    Can use STC for support throughout the year as support
    Days are not always guaranteed


  6. "Better work, better life."

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

    I have been working at The World Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible time framework. Friendly working environment. A relatively good social network.

    Cons

    Inefficiency between different department. In long career path, not likely to be promoted.


  7. "research assistant"

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

    Pros

    good work environment and platform

    Cons

    international employees have 150 days work limitation

  8. "Communications Officer"

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

    I have been working at The World Bank full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great institution to make the world a better place

    Cons

    Extremely huge bureaucracy and lack of institutional flexibility


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be a good and fair international organization"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The World Bank full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salaries ; stimulating international environment; highly qualified colleagues; noble mission

    Cons

    In the last 10 years, many reorganizations; self-imposed budget cuts; reduced benefits; low staff morale, job uncertainty; reverse discrimination i.e. White European or American males have little carrier prospects; short-term consultants exploited with no benefits, and limited working days (max 150 days a year)

    Advice to Management

    Gender equality has been brought to an extreme, which is only affecting the recruitment of qualified staff; management is not realizing that because of the current short-sighted management policies, the bank is losing qualified staff on a daily basis. Also, stop exploiting consultants since they are the ones who do the majority of the work in the organization!


  10. "Se executive assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The World Bank full-time

    Pros

    Great international environment. Excellent benefits and opportunities for travel. Been very lucky to have managers trust to contribute with ideas.

    Cons

    None at the moment


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