The World Bank Reviews

Updated 18 Sep 2020

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4.1
89%
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96%
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The World Bank President David Malpass
David Malpass
12 Ratings
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  • "Unless you are staff (which only economists or high executives are) you have virtually no benefits(in 68 reviews)

  • "Work-life balance can be a challenge(in 51 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Infrastructure Finance Specialist"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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. "Best Benefits, Learning Program"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Accounting Assistant in Chennai

    I have been working at The World Bank full-time

    Pros

    Benefits No boundaries to learn Have own conference to attend Opportunity to grow Brand No Taxes on if you are a citizen of India

    Cons

    No bonus Confined work program Slow growth opportunity

  6. "Good"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The World Bank full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Diversity, Helps fight poverty, Interesting projects

    Cons

    I don't have any cons

  7. "Communications Manager"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communications Manager in Ouagadougou

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

    Pros

    The Social Nets Project is a social protection project that is very important in the fight against poverty in Burkina Faso

    Cons

    I have no problem working in this project

  8. "Bold mission"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Officer in Washington, DC
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many dedicated and intelligent colleagues. Interesting perspectives and international diverse.

    Cons

    Large bureaucracy. Staff responsible for their own careers

  9. "Great place to start working"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Consultante 

    I worked at The World Bank part-time

    Pros

    Great networking opportunities. Brillant people.

    Cons

    No health coverage. Limited options for staff positions.

  10. "Excellent place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Senior Economist 

    I have been working at The World Bank full-time

    Pros

    Benefits (vacation days, retirement plan), content of work

    Cons

    Travel, workload can be excessive, bureaucracy

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