The World Bank Employee Reviews about "no benefits"

Updated 11 Jan 2021

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  • "Large platform with good work life balance(in 124 reviews)

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

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  • "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 Contractor, more than 5 years

      Great for short term assignments, not great for long term consulting

      23 Dec 2020 - Consultant 
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      Pros

      Super interesting work and the ability to work with a global team of very talented people who are passionate about their work. Ability to travel overseas for assignments and contribute to pressing g development challenges.

      Cons

      As a consultant, you get no benefits and it is very difficult to move into a full time role. Also, you are limited on the number of days you can work/bill but most junior consultants I know work much more than what they bill. It’s difficult to find other work outside of World Bank if you have a 150 day contract because there is a bit of an expectation that you are actually working 100% for World Bank.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Contractor, more than 1 year

      Pretty good though it can be a steep hill

      11 Jan 2021 - Short-term Consultant (STC) in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Remote work is doable. Good meaningful work.

      Cons

      No benefits for contractors. Even if you are "in", it is hard to get a staff position.

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    3. 3.0
      Current Contractor, less than 1 year

      Not best for early years into your career

      16 Dec 2020 - Consultant 
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      Pros

      Interesting projects, working with governments, economists, and international organizations

      Cons

      STCs can work for only 150 days in one FY, no benefits, no on-boarding process, WB turns a blind eye towards the issues faced by half of its workforce

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    4. 4.0
      Former Contractor

      Good flexible work, no benefits

      27 Nov 2020 - World Bank Consultant in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      Good flexibility to work from home. Smart people. Diplomatic.

      Cons

      No benefits. Intense deadlines at times.

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    5. 1.0
      Current Contractor

      No benefits

      24 Nov 2020 - Consultant 
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      Pros

      Work environment is very diverse

      Cons

      No benefits and limited working hours for consultants

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    6. 4.0
      Former Contractor, more than 3 years

      STC at World Bank

      3 Aug 2020 - STC Consultant in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good salary, US visa for non-US nationals - but maximum number of days to work per year. Interesting work.

      Cons

      No health insurance for consultants. There are people who are consultants for life - no benefits, no job security.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Contractor, less than 1 year

      consultancy

      6 Jul 2020 - Consultant in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      environment, big portfolio, professionals, growth

      Cons

      no benefits as consultant, little work-life balance

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    8. 4.0
      Current Freelancer

      Nice place to work

      24 May 2020 - Consultor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Smart people, stimulating projects, dynamic, techcnical assistance and research analysis

      Cons

      Work demand, no benefits for consultants, short-term contracts.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Freelancer

      Short-term consultant position

      19 Apr 2020 - Consultant in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Flexibility, opportunity to work with different teams and projects at the Ban, remote work

      Cons

      Up to 150 work days in a fiscal year, no benefits, unpredictable whether there will be work

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    10. 4.0
      Former Contractor, less than 1 year

      Great work environment

      23 Jan 2020 - Short-term Consultant in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance depends on your team-- mine made it manageable Enriching, international work environment-- you work with people from all over the world

      Cons

      No real way to move up the ladder unless you have a PhD, and even then it is very difficult Unless you are staff (which only economists or high executives are) you have virtually no benefits

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