The World Bank Employee Reviews about "no benefits"

Updated Jan 11, 2021

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  • "Large platform with good work life balance(in 124 reviews)

  • "Great work environment provided by WBG(in 112 reviews)

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  • "Unless you are staff (which only economists or high executives are) you have virtually no benefits(in 72 reviews)

  • "Work life balance can be improved(in 56 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Contractor, more than 1 year

      Pretty good though it can be a steep hill

      Jan 11, 2021 - Short-term Consultant (STC) in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Remote work is doable. Good meaningful work.

      Cons

      No benefits for contractors. Even if you are "in", it is hard to get a staff position.

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    2. 3.0
      Current Contractor, less than 1 year

      Not best for early years into your career

      Dec 16, 2020 - Consultant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Interesting projects, working with governments, economists, and international organizations

      Cons

      STCs can work for only 150 days in one FY, no benefits, no on-boarding process, WB turns a blind eye towards the issues faced by half of its workforce

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    3. 4.0
      Former Contractor

      Good flexible work, no benefits

      Nov 27, 2020 - World Bank Consultant in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good flexibility to work from home. Smart people. Diplomatic.

      Cons

      No benefits. Intense deadlines at times.

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    4. 1.0
      Current Contractor

      No benefits

      Nov 24, 2020 - Consultant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work environment is very diverse

      Cons

      No benefits and limited working hours for consultants

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    5. 4.0
      Former Contractor, more than 3 years

      STC at World Bank

      Aug 3, 2020 - STC Consultant in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good salary, US visa for non-US nationals - but maximum number of days to work per year. Interesting work.

      Cons

      No health insurance for consultants. There are people who are consultants for life - no benefits, no job security.

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    6. 3.0
      Current Contractor, less than 1 year

      consultancy

      Jul 6, 2020 - Consultant in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      environment, big portfolio, professionals, growth

      Cons

      no benefits as consultant, little work-life balance

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    7. 4.0
      Former Contractor, less than 1 year

      Great work environment

      Jan 23, 2020 - Short-term Consultant in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance depends on your team-- mine made it manageable Enriching, international work environment-- you work with people from all over the world

      Cons

      No real way to move up the ladder unless you have a PhD, and even then it is very difficult Unless you are staff (which only economists or high executives are) you have virtually no benefits

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Consultant Life

      Nov 13, 2019 - Consultant in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      International environment, generally nice people, can be interesting work

      Cons

      As an STC, you are a third tier employee at the WBG, no benefits, no insurance, low pay, no paid leave, short-term contracts, limit to how many days you can get paid for (even though you often work fulltime). Some managers treat you like machines to execute their ideas without allowing you to give input. Some also openly harrass you to do work for free.

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    9. 4.0
      Former Contractor

      Short Term Consultancies

      Dec 20, 2019 - Consultant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Interesting, meaningful work -Smart colleagues -International environment

      Cons

      - Insecurity -No benefits - Work more than paid for

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    10. 3.0
      Former Contractor, less than 1 year

      Short stint as an STC, I wouldn't recommend

      Sep 16, 2019 - STC in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - you work for a large international organization;

      Cons

      - you're disposable and you know it; - low salary; - no benefits; - no paid holidays; - no sick days; - as an international employee there's a great deal of job insecurity that has also impact on your ability to stay in the country;

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