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    Research Assistant (RAP)

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant (RAP) in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant (RAP) in Washington, DC (US)

    I have been working at IMF as a contractor (more than an year)


    Work-life balance was the envy of my friends. Rarely had to work overtime. But this depends on the division and time of the year. 3 weeks+ of paid vacation days. You also got relocation and resettlement benefits when you join and when you leave, which was about 15k, in addition to your base salary. The people there were really nice and it's probably the most diverse workplace on earth (except for maybe the UN).


    Work gets repetitive fast and you sometime feel like you're not getting credit for what you do.

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    Find ways to get the RAs to work on different projects. Give them the opportunities to write papers etc. They really appreciate this.

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IMF Interviews

Updated 19 Oct 2014
Updated 19 Oct 2014

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Interview Experience


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    Research Analyst Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at IMF.

    Interview Details

    I applied online. Did not submit a cover letter. They called me about 1 week later asking for a phone interview. The first round is a technical interview and then there's a second round with an HR rep. Then, had a Skype session so they could see who I was and that was that.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if I asked you to get data for fiscal multipliers and you didn't know what that was and I was unavailable to help you?   Answer Question
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    No room here. Very structured.
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Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1944
Type Other Organisation
Industry Finance
Revenue $100 to $500 million (AUD) per year
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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 187 countries dedicated to promoting global monetary cooperation and the health and stability of the international financial system. Each member of the IMF contributes through the payment of quotas, ($353 billion in 2009) which reflect that country's size in the world economy and determine its voting power (the US has a 17% voting stake). The IMF supports worldwide economic growth by granting loans and technical assistance to countries in need. The IMF and sister institution the World Bank were formed by... More

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