The World Bank Employee Reviews about "work environment"

Updated 10 Jan 2021

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The World Bank President David Malpass
David Malpass
117 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. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great organization to work for with an important mission

      31 Oct 2020 - Finance Manager in Singapore
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      Pros

      Interesting and varied work Good working environment Benefits

      Cons

      Constantly changing policy and objectives Tiered staff system where open ended staff are looked after the most followed by term contract staff followed by consultants.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      PPP Legal Consultant

      9 Mar 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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      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. 2.0
      Current Contractor, more than 3 years

      STC

      10 Jan 2021 - Consultant in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      Interesting projects, very knowledgeable people, collegial work environment, strong scope for development impact.

      Cons

      Great place to work as a full-time staff member, but I'm one of thousands of "short term" consultants (STCs). Some STCs manage to get hired full-time in a reasonable amount of time, but it's not guaranteed. Joining as an STC does not guarantee a full-time position, so you need to keep your options open, skills updated, and resume fresh.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Contractor

      Very formative experience

      5 Jan 2021 - Consultant 
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      Pros

      Great exposure to a large set of responsibilities and very pleasant working environment

      Cons

      sometimes hard to predict LT perspectives

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company

      8 Jan 2021 - Senior Economist in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      stimulating work environment and diversity

      Cons

      despite improvements, largely bureaucratic and hierarchical culture

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    6. 5.0
      Current Contractor

      great experience to work on development

      20 Nov 2020 - Economiste in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      work environment, multicultural, plenty of resources to conduct impactful projects

      Cons

      difficulty to find a work life balance

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    7. 5.0
      Former Contractor, more than 1 year

      Pros & Cons working as STC at the World Bank

      19 Aug 2020 - Consultant in Jakarta
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      Pros

      They pay well, short term consultant has some sort of flexibility, and working environment is great. Perhaps, one of the best things is you will be surrounded by global experts that allows you to absorbs an incredible amount of knowledge. Youl will be informed by active global discussions and webinars about various topics, a very good environment for people who love to learn new things.

      Cons

      Short term consultant is not entitled to health insurance, and oftentimes we have to work overtime.

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    8. 5.0
      Former Intern

      Fantastic workplace

      5 Oct 2020 - STT (Short Term Temporary) 
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      Pros

      Inclusive work environment A lot of opportunities to learn from world-class economists

      Cons

      common issues wihtin big interntaional organizations: too big and too slow and the pay is not nothing compared to similar roles in the private sector.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Intern, less than 1 year

      Loved it

      18 Oct 2020 - Legal Intern in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      Great staff and work environment

      Cons

      Long hours and little mobility

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    10. 5.0
      Former Intern

      Awesome place

      8 Oct 2020 - PhD Candidate in College Park, MD
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      Pros

      Great work environment provided by WBG

      Cons

      There are no cons in working with WBG

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