The World Bank Communications Consultant Reviews

Updated 18 May 2020

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The World Bank President David Malpass
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  1. "Satisfied"

    4.0
    Current Contractor - Communications Consultant in Singapore

    I have been working at The World Bank

    Pros

    I am satisfied working for the World Bank Group

    Cons

    I am unable to think of one now

  2. "Internal and External Communications"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Communications Consultant in Santo Domingo
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    experience on the Global Level, use languages, World Bank never sleeps, incredible learning possibilities, great knowledge, for Staff great AWS options (take your Friday off if you work over hours)

    Cons

    hierarchy, as a consultant you are still not considered like Staff, few positions open,

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  3. "Be Patient!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Communications Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at The World Bank for more than a year

    Pros

    If you're a contractor it's incredibly hard to get a full time position with perks. But it was fun working with people from all over! You get to meet a lot of great people.

    Cons

    As a contractor, I worked by hour and didnt have any benefits. Taxes were the worst.

  4. "Senior Communications Consultant"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior Communications Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The World Bank for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Diverse, muti-cultural , and well-qualified staff. Good salaries and working conditions, and progressive human resources policies. Strong institutional mission to promote international development.

    Cons

    Complex multi-stakeholder institution which is difficult to understand and navigate. Bureaucratic inertia and many risk-adverse staff slows down work.

  5. "Working for the World Bank"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Communications Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The World Bank for more than a year

    Pros

    The world bank offers many opportunities for consultants and full-time staff

    Cons

    Unfortunately it is not always easy to make the transition from consultant to full-time staff

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    "Communications Consultant"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Communications Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Compensation is consistent with graded scale, eclectic staff, visionary projects, exciting and beneficial work.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy of systems, short term consultants subject to limbo, hinders approval of assignments

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  7. "Great organization to contribute to the World´s development"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Communications Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at The World Bank for more than a year

    Pros

    The World Bank offers you a great opportunity to contribute to the World´s development while having access to relevant investigation papers and documentation, and sharing a multicultural ambiance.

    Cons

    Huge structure with many consultants who don´t have the same benefits that actual staff despite many times they have same responsibility and workload.

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  8. "Communications"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Communications Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The World Bank for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Multi-cultural environment that allows professionals to work globally, while offering very good compensation and excellent work-life balance.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can be a slow-paced culture because it is not always transparent how the decision process works.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great organization but no chances to improve your contract"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Communication Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Multicultural environment, interesting projects, great people to work with

    Cons

    Until 15 years ago, end of the 90s, it was easier to get an extended term or at least an open ended contract, but now you stuck in the organization as a consultant for years, and when there are open staff positions it seems they are only for internal people working already with an F or G level. Consultants are treated like staff, as they should work only 3 days per week but in the end they are always there, and get no benefits at all.

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  10. "Working for the World Bank"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Communications Consultant in Islamabad, Islamabad

    I worked at The World Bank for less than a year

    Pros

    Comfortable and caring work environment, Full administrative support to the employees, good benefits

    Cons

    There are no downsides of working with the World Bank

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