The World Bank Employee Reviews about "no benefits"

Updated 3 Jun 2020

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The World Bank President David Malpass
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  • "Unless you are staff (which only economists or high executives are) you have virtually no benefits(in 66 reviews)

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  1. "Nice place to work"

    4.0
    Current Freelancer - Consultor 

    I have been working at The World Bank

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

  2. "Interesting experience"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Consultatnt 

    I worked at The World Bank full-time

    Pros

    Great environment, very diverse, interesting events

    Cons

    No benefits for consultants, low pay, bad terms, slow HR

  3. "Short-term consultant position"

    4.0
    Current Freelancer - Consultant in London, England

    I have been working at The World Bank

    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

  4. "Great work environment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Short-term Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at The World Bank for less than a year

    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

  5. "Short Term Consultancies"

    4.0
    Former Contractor - Consultant 

    I worked at The World Bank

    Pros

    - Interesting, meaningful work -Smart colleagues -International environment

    Cons

    - Insecurity -No benefits - Work more than paid for

  6. "It was a great experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly 

    I worked at The World Bank full-time

    Pros

    competitive salary, diversified environment, learning

    Cons

    no benefits, and stressful work envoronment

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  7. "Great workplace!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Consultant 

    I have been working at The World Bank for less than a year

    Pros

    Wide range of career opportunities.

    Cons

    No benefits are provided for Consultancy contracts.

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    "Consultant Life"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The World Bank full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    International environment, generally nice people, can be interesting work

    Cons

    As an STC, you are a third tier employee at the WBG, no benefits, no insurance, low pay, no paid leave, short-term contracts, limit to how many days you can get paid for (even though you often work fulltime). Some managers treat you like machines to execute their ideas without allowing you to give input. Some also openly harrass you to do work for free.

  9. "Short stint as an STC, I wouldn't recommend"

    3.0
    Former Contractor - STC in Washington, DC

    I worked at The World Bank for less than a year

    Pros

    - you work for a large international organization;

    Cons

    - you're disposable and you know it; - low salary; - no benefits; - no paid holidays; - no sick days; - as an international employee there's a great deal of job insecurity that has also impact on your ability to stay in the country;

  10. "Great company to work long-time"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Business Analyst III in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at The World Bank for more than a year

    Pros

    Very big, global organization recognized worldwide. Great benefits for full-time staff.

    Cons

    No benefits for contractors (not even parking). Laid back work culture with old technologies.

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