The World Bank Reviews

Updated 29 Jul 2020

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4.0
89%
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The World Bank President David Malpass
David Malpass
6 Ratings
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  • "Unless you are staff (which only economists or high executives are) you have virtually no benefits(in 67 reviews)

  • "work/life balance, not a clear path to advance for younger contributors(in 49 reviews)

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  1. "Best place"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - KMA 

    I worked at The World Bank full-time

    Pros

    Supportive team and great benefits

    Cons

    Back to back calls at times

  2. "Great Organisation"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Probably the most diverse office in the world"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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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  5. "I am satisfied with my job"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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  6. "Good place to accumulate experience"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC

    I have been working at The World Bank full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance. Usually able to have a full weekend and two month vacation each year.

    Cons

    No clear career track and hard to find a permanent position.

  7. "An interesting and motivating place to work"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The World Bank part-time

    Pros

    I learned a lot from working here. My management has been great and overall I've enjoyed it greatly.

    Cons

    I have heard my experience is not everyone's experience. Many people can get trapped as contractors forever.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "amazing"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Knowledge Management Assistant in Chennai
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, subsidized food rate

    Cons

    Shifts are worst, KM role is terrible, you have to do 5 peoples job as one

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  9. "not much career progression for short term consultants"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Consultant 

    I worked at The World Bank full-time

    Pros

    professional environment, great learning experience

    Cons

    lack of career progression and benefits for short term consultants

  10. "Working at the World Bank Group"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Senior Officer in Washington, DC

    I have been working at The World Bank full-time

    Pros

    A development institution with a worthy mission.

    Cons

    Can be too bureaucratic in processing.

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