IFC Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2021

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IFC Managing Director Makhtar Diop
Makhtar Diop
12 Ratings
Pros
  • "Decent work life balance and good pension plan(in 42 reviews)

  • "Great work environment, colleagues are respectful and caring(in 30 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Tends to be complex with multilayered systems and processes that slows down decision making(in 21 reviews)

  • "bureaucratic, slow career progression, frequent strategy changes(in 14 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year
      Featured Review

      An intellectually stimulating and innovative place to work!

      May 26, 2021 - Analyst in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      The IFC is a great place to work. If you like to be part of an international and intellectually stimulating environment IFC is the place to be! It is important for me personally to know that, through our work, we are contributing in supporting IFCs mission on advancing economic development and improving the lives of the most vulnerable people/communities in the developing world. In my experience so far, management is welcoming of new innovative ideas creating a comfortable work environment to express and share views within the team. Other pros of working at IFC: You get to interact with amazing professionals in their respective fields and get to hear about how the work they do impacts vulnerable economies/peoples Very competitive salaries and benefits Flexible work arrangements Travel (at least before Covid-19 and hopefully after)

      Cons

      I have not observed any cons so far to mention.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Na

      May 12, 2021 - Officer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Interesting and talented people, multicultural environment

      Cons

      Heavy internal procedures and approval process

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good learning experience

      May 30, 2021 - Associate in Singapore
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Hardworking and dedicated colleagues. Learn a lot from different industries.

      Cons

      Headcount management can be much better. Complex approval process.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work at!

      Jan 11, 2021 - Investment Officer in Singapore
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Diverse pool of talent, truly global organization!

      Cons

      The institution is Inherently bureaucratic.

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      None

      Aug 14, 2020 - Associate Investment Officer in Singapore
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Interesting work, challenging, travel is exciting

      Cons

      No promotions, poor leadership and mgmt

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Great institution in decline

      Dec 7, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great breadth of work across sectors and regions not usually possible in other organisations Impact orientation Flexibility to pursue passion areas

      Cons

      Bureaucratic and increasingly tougher to get things done Loss of TOP institutional talent with poor leadership

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Too bureaucratic

      Jun 22, 2019 - Investment Analyst 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great professional experience of working in a multicultural environment

      Cons

      Bureaucracy, too many changes and uncertainty

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Portfolio Officer

      Jun 3, 2019 - Portfolio Officer in Singapore
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Exposure, Type of Work, Impact

      Cons

      Bureaucracy, Bureaucracy, Bureaucracy, Bureaucracy, Bureaucracy,

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Very nice team in South Asia. Interesting work- although bureaucratic

      Mar 2, 2015 - Investment Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - Good exposure to different sectors - Good pre MBA training ground - Great people - Lots of travel

      Cons

      - No promotion without MBA in South Asia - Slow turnaround on deals - Lots of time on unnecessary memo's and slides

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Unique place. Not for everyone

      Jul 17, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      There are many opportunities to improve yourself. Good international exposure. Great benefits.

      Cons

      Rampant nepotism and favortism. You will only succeed if you are liked by your managers. Difference of opinion is regarded as unable to fit in with the overall culture.

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