The World Bank Reviews

Updated 1 Jun 2020

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The World Bank President Jim Yong Kim
Jim Yong Kim
336 Ratings
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  • "Unless you are staff (which only economists or high executives are) you have virtually no benefits(in 65 reviews)

  • "hard to become a full-time employee(in 58 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The World Bank full-time

    Pros

    Competitive package , work life balance

    Cons

    Work load ,rotating shifts contracts

    The World Bank2019-04-30
  2. "Great Organisation"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Programming Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great work environment and smart people

    Cons

    Not much room to grow

    The World Bank2020-04-15
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Probably the most diverse office in the world"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The World Bank full-time

    Pros

    -Highly Diverse -Not patriarchal -Good benefits for term staff (nothing for consultants unfortunately) -Good number of annual leaves -Intrinsic motivation

    Cons

    -Highly bureaucratic -Unfair practices between staff that are on older contracts vs recent ones -Highers way too many consultants instead of regular staff -Too many internal rumors, both in corporate and personal level. -Too many reorganizations

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    The World Bank2017-12-11
  4. "I am satisfied with my job"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The World Bank full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The World Bank is a good employer

    Cons

    I do not have any opinion

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    The World Bank2013-07-15
  5. "Good place"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Economist in London, England

    I have been working at The World Bank full-time

    Pros

    interesting people, lots of work

    Cons

    they requite a lot of work

    The World Bank2020-06-01
  6. "Excellent"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Junior Professional Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The World Bank full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Academic driven, results oriented, competitive environment,

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic, limited network, often condescendante

    The World Bank2020-05-27
  7. "Excellent place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Resource Management Analyst 

    I have been working at The World Bank full-time

    Pros

    multicultural environment with good interaction of people

    Cons

    slow career growth once you are in

    The World Bank2020-05-27
  8. "Fantastic place to work"

    5.0
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    • 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

    The World Bank2020-05-25
  9. "Junior Consultant at the WB"

    5.0
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    • 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

    The World Bank2020-05-20
  10. "Senior Accounting Analyst"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Chennai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The World Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good working environment No tax on salary

    Cons

    Slow or no growth at all. As it is an NGO, so no yearly bonus.

    The World Bank2020-05-29
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