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

      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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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Excellent

      Jul 23, 2021 - Project Assistant in Brasília, Federal District, Federal District
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Stable employment with great salaries and excellent benefits.

      Cons

      Some roles are stuck and allow little to no movement upwards. The assistant role was not allowed to be performed home based

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    3. 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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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Good place to work

      Jul 21, 2021 - Communications Officer in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I have had a positive experience working on a small team within a World Bank unit. Work and atmosphere will be dictated by group you work with, but I've had good opportunity to be creative and work with a broad spectrum of topics.

      Cons

      As with many places, workload can be demanding.

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    5. 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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    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      No

      Jul 18, 2021 - Intern 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Same old same old approach

      Cons

      Myopic, lack of vision, country corruption

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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Poor work life balance

      Jul 5, 2021 - Innovations and Sustainable Urban Development Consultant in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Some interesting projects. Some flexibility depending on projets.

      Cons

      Poor work life balance. Low salary. Zero benefits. Extremely unpredictable.

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee

      good

      Jul 4, 2021 - Team Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      open entry opportunity to understand multilateral banks

      Cons

      no clear development career option for an ACS

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