The World Bank Reviews

Updated 30 Jun 2020

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The World Bank President 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. "Senior Infrastructure Finance Specialist"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Infrastructure Finance Specialist in Singapore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The World Bank full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    - Purpose: working to improve the world and people's lives - Diversity: clients and colleagues - Influencing decision makers

    Cons

    - Bureaucracy both internally and of client governments - Politics influence the development agenda

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  2. "PPP Legal Consultant"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The World Bank part-time

    Pros

    Great platform and flexible working environment. Always feel exiting for what you are working on and achievement accomplished.

    Cons

    Large organization may have its own systematic problem. May need to travel a lots for mission all over the world.

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  3. "Analyst"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The World Bank

    Pros

    Great organization to work with if you are passionate to work for a cause. Knowledge sharing organization and accesses to the database. Great people and good work life balance.

    Cons

    Difficult to grow internally and have a certain level of bureaucracy.

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  4. "It was a great experience, the people were friendly and supportive"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The World Bank full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance is great, together with the benefits and people

    Cons

    It depends one which department you're in but overall it's ok

  5. "good experience"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Governance Specialist 

    I worked at The World Bank full-time

    Pros

    salary, int experience, diversity, inclusion

    Cons

    political, no work-life balance, performance evaluations

  6. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
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    • 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

  7. "Great place for work"

    4.0
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    • 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

  8. "To undertake monitoring and controlling the implementation of the programme"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Coordinator 

    I have been working at The World Bank full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to develop project management skills.

    Cons

    No access to directly manage contractors and consultants

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  9. "Stagnant positions"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at The World Bank part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly work culture. Premier experience. You work with people all over the world

    Cons

    Flat organization. Stagnant positions. Largely term positions

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  10. "Jobs requirement"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Finance in Kabul

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

    Pros

    Interest and my field of study

    Cons

    Pre-job experiences requirement for freshers

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