The World Bank Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2021

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4.2
88%
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95%
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The World Bank President David Malpass
David Malpass
80 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. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      Jul 24, 2021 - Student in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I like the company values

      Cons

      I don't like that it's online

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Ok

      Jul 22, 2021 - Senior Economist in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Stability, values, travel, compensation, telework during pandemic

      Cons

      Not much job /work balance

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Great place to work

      Jul 19, 2021 - Teacher in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      loved working at the children's center! Management and co-workers were great and I had a great working experience!

      Cons

      only problem was sick days and vacation days were the same and maternity leave was not payed.

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Great place to work

      Jul 16, 2021 - Director 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People are diverse and great backgrounds

      Cons

      Slow decision making or large bureaucracy

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Public relations

      Jul 12, 2021 - Office Manager in Muscat
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Experienced , active, team working, management, working under pressure

      Cons

      Not familiar with the company

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee

      good

      Jul 4, 2021 - Team Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      open entry opportunity to understand multilateral banks

      Cons

      no clear development career option for an ACS

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