The World Bank Consultant Reviews

Updated 23 Jun 2020

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The World Bank President David Malpass
David Malpass
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  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. "It was an excellent experience to work"

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

    I worked at The World Bank for more than a year

    Pros

    Learning environment, enthusiastic, passionate and professional experts

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, difficult to find a career path to be employed

  3. "Capacity building and modernisation of civil services"

    5.0
    Current Contractor - Senior Consultant 

    I have been working at The World Bank

    Pros

    Ethical; accountable, Challenging and reform based work

    Cons

    none that i can think of

  4. "Great place for internationals"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    work authorization for internationals, not an issue Great work-life balance Respectful work environment

    Cons

    Can be overwhelming at times No insurance for consultants

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  5. "Great Work Experience, Not a Clear Path to Advance"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Short-term Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    I worked at The World Bank for more than a year

    Pros

    Interesting work; talented peers and supervisors; great to gain work experience if you're trying to get a foothold in development work; solid pay

    Cons

    work/life balance, not a clear path to advance for younger contributors

  6. "STT at the world bank"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Short-term Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great exposure - Ability to eventually develop your network - Beautiful on the resume

    Cons

    - hard to get promotions - extremely competitive - short-term consultants are only allowed to work 150 days a year!

  7. "super interesting job but sometimes bureaucratic"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Cape Town
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at The World Bank part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work with some intelligent people, not too rigid an organization

    Cons

    bureaucratic, low compensation for contractors, some staff do not add value to the projects

  8. "Junior Consultant at the WB"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Consultant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great international working experience with cool managers

    Cons

    I have not any negative things. Overall it was great

  9. "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

  10. "Operations consultant"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very interesting work, challenging, travel and direct work with governments, intellectually stimulating, great for CV

    Cons

    System in which most of the organization consists of consultants with 1-year contracts. They're easily renewable, but there's a 150-day limit per year, which can be a financial liability for those looking to work full-time for several years and grow at the organization

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