KfW Reviews

Updated 24 Feb 2020

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KfW Vorstandsvorsitzender Ulrich Schröder
Ulrich Schröder
23 Ratings
  1. "Nice Student Jobs"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Research Assistant in Frankfurt am Main
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at KfW part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good salary Sustainability oriented Good working environment

    Cons

    Bureaucratic and slow processes Team spirit could be better

  2. "Great Experience"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Frankfurt am Main
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at KfW full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work-life balance and colleagues

    Cons

    None I can think of

  3. "Insurance"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dakar
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at KfW full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good insurance policy and perks

    Cons

    Leave day are bit bit nucch

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  4. "Good place to work, a few areas of improvement"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager 

    I worked at KfW full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company has a lot of interesting projects that really keep you going and the work is not monotonous at all.

    Cons

    Some areas are very rigid (understandable from the size of the organisation) but I think they can be improved and updated.

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  5. "Great people and nice working environment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at KfW full-time

    Pros

    - People - Work time - Flexibility

    Cons

    - Not most dynamic environment

  6. "Good place to work if you want work and life balance"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KfW full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Cordial atmosphere and friendly work colleagues. - Exciting projects for people really motivated in development issues. - Work and life balance. - The Bank is very stable and has a very good reputation outside. - Good place to network and meet new people outside the organization (if you are in a country office).

    Cons

    - Too centralized. - Poor carreer prospects for local staff. - Obsession with cost reductions. - Development Bank for Germany gets most of the attention of the management and overseas offices are forgoten. - Everything is in German. You need to know or either learn quickly German.

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  7. "A good place to start"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Coordinator in Cairo
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KfW full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good culture Interesting projects Good work-life balance

    Cons

    Little room to grow Poor office facilities Bureaucracy

  8. "Stay Away"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at KfW full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    flexible and no work pressure

    Cons

    Highly centralized No learning and staff development plan No career path Poor salary and benefit structure for national employee.

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  9. "Great place to relax"

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

    I have been working at KfW full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good pay, great colleagues

    Cons

    Very weak management trying to sell BS they do not believe themselves.

  10. "Makes a difference if you’re a local hire"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Officer in Cairo

    I worked at KfW full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Good exposure to the international development cooperation landscape - Opportunity to build networks with actors from the public sector and donors - Work-life balance is encouraged - Fair salaries - Clear communication regarding limited career prospects (5-7 years) - Great working environment among local staff

    Cons

    - Limited to no career growth prospects for staff at local offices - Employment contracts progressively strip new hires of several rights - Highly centralized with no intention for decentralization of work or decision making hence restrictive, on-demand, unclear job descriptions for local project staff - Limited opportunities for professional development e.g. training modules, courses, certifications

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