IFC Reviews

Updated 7 Aug 2020

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4.0
86%
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61%
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IFC Chief Executive Officer Philippe Le Houérou
Philippe Le Houérou
41 Ratings
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  1. "Very nice team in South Asia. Interesting work- although bureaucratic"

    5.0
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Investment Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at IFC full-time for more than 3 years

    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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  2. "Great institution in decline"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IFC full-time

    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


  3. "Too bureaucratic"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Investment Analyst 

    I worked at IFC full-time

    Pros

    Great professional experience of working in a multicultural environment

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, too many changes and uncertainty

  4. "Portfolio Officer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Portfolio Officer in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IFC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Exposure, Type of Work, Impact

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, Bureaucracy, Bureaucracy, Bureaucracy, Bureaucracy,

  5. "Unique place. Not for everyone"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IFC full-time

    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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  6. "great company to work for as an analyst"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Analyst 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IFC full-time

    Pros

    work life balance is possible, excellent exposure to exciting projects, hand on work experience

    Cons

    slow to execute deals, lack of analyst culture, upward trajectory is uncertain and political

  7. "Amazing international/global experience with great benefits"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IFC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Global reach, international culture, the purpose of the organization, and how you contribute to it, global mobility opportunities, benefits.

    Cons

    Very senior staff in general. You will need a lot more years of experience to occupy any position and to grow internally compared to the private sector.

  8. "Amazing experience!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Knowledge Management Officer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IFC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    *The best place to work if you like international development and investment *Great work environment, colleagues are respectful and caring *Excellent learning opportunities for all types of staff *Genuine interest for diversity and inclusion, IFC is heading in the right direction!

    Cons

    *Be ready to work hard *Limited career opportunities for support functions

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  9. "You could do worse than to work here."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Environmental Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IFC full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to exert a global impact.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and hierarchy make it hard to advance new ideas.

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  10. "A fulfilling experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IFC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A global platform, filled with highly skilled professionals and a well-defined mission.

    Cons

    For entry-level professionals, there is a clear limitation of long-term perspectives, with constantly more strict rules to have anyone eligible for promotion to an open ended contract.

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