The World Bank Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2021

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The World Bank President David Malpass
David Malpass
82 Ratings
Pros
  • "Large platform with good work life balance(in 124 reviews)

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

  • Cons
  • "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. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year
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      YPP World Bank Group

      Jul 27, 2021 - Young Professionals Program in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great salary for young professionals in the development sector -Possibility to rotate between teams and organizations (from WB to IFC, for example) -YPP is highly regarded within and outside the Bank

      Cons

      - Growth path within the WB not so clear as before - The program (and the Bank) may feel slow and bureaucratic for young people who are used to lead projects and have more responsibilities in their previous jobs.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great place to work

      Jun 3, 2021 - Transport Specialist in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A job with a great mission. Working in truly international setting

      Cons

      Intense workload and bureaucratic system

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Memorable and meaningful experience

      Jan 11, 2021 - Intern in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great exposure to country level projects and programs. Get to work with subject matter experts from all around the world.

      Cons

      Frequent business travel if you are not keen into travelling around

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Best place to do international development

      Oct 11, 2020 - Senior Infrastructure Finance Specialist in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great colleagues, interesting projects, global exposure

      Cons

      Slow career growth, little structured professional development

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great organization to work for with an important mission

      Oct 31, 2020 - Finance Manager in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Interesting and varied work Good working environment Benefits

      Cons

      Constantly changing policy and objectives Tiered staff system where open ended staff are looked after the most followed by term contract staff followed by consultants.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Senior Infrastructure Finance Specialist

      Nov 10, 2016 - Senior Infrastructure Finance Specialist in Singapore
      Recommend
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      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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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee

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

      Mar 12, 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      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

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      PPP Legal Consultant

      Mar 9, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      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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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Analyst

      Apr 8, 2015 -  
      Recommend
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      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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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great

      Jul 28, 2021 - Consultant in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      It was great and am hopeful everyone else liked it too

      Cons

      No cons at this job that I felt or knew of

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