1. "Fantastic place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Economist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The World Bank full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent work and mission, world class experts, dynamic with entrepreneurship encouraged

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance with a lot of travel and work days that span numerous time zones, difficult to plan geographical location of future jobs

  1. "Fantastic opportunity"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Short-term Consultant (STC) in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The World Bank for less than a year

    Pros

    You will meet the smartest people from around the globe and most of them will assist you in your career path. You can grow and acquire new skills as well as network easily with other offices inside.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, tons of it. You need to know the right people and say the things they want to hear, some senior economists tend to be extremely arrogant.

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  2. "Great place to work, but short term contracts are ripe for exploitation"

    4.0
    Former Contractor - STT in Washington, DC

    I worked at The World Bank for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to learn and work with bright motivated people

    Cons

    Mobility can be difficult. I never experienced this, but saw that exploitation of contract workers would be very easy. Many have to work longer hours than they bill for and must spend a lot of time networking to get their next job. Reorganizations are often poorly implemented

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