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The World Bank STC 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. "STC in BR"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - STC in Brasília, Federal District
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at The World Bank for more than a year

    Pros

    Great salary, especially if you're in a country office.

    Cons

    Experience varies a lot depending on who's your PI.

  3. "WB"

    4.0
    Current Employee - STC 

    I have been working at The World Bank part-time

    Pros

    Flexibility and diverse environment. Opportunities are many , you need to grab them

    Cons

    The pay scale is challenging and so is the visa situation

  4. "STC'ing at the World Bank"

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

    I have been working at The World Bank part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible work time. Quick payment. Treated as a full-time staff on everything except benefits.

    Cons

    Just because you have been an STC for a long time does not necessarily mean you will get a staff position that opens up for which you fit the bill to the tee.

  5. "Loved it"

    5.0
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Contractor - STC in Washington, DC

    I worked at The World Bank for less than a year

    Pros

    My team leads were extremely helpful and gave great feedback

    Cons

    Limit on number of days you can work as an STC

  6. "Unfair labor practices"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - STC in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The World Bank for more than a year

    Pros

    Some very cool projects going on.

    Cons

    Realistically, this place should be subject to labor law practices. They rely heavily on STCs as cheap, full time labor. Ask anyone there and they will tell you there’s a days worked limitation for their consultants. But everyone knows STCs are cheap labor that will realistically not get a real job there. It’s a catch 22 and nobody should ever work as an STC for this organization.

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  7. "Short stint as an STC, I wouldn't recommend"

    3.0
    Former Contractor - STC in Washington, DC

    I worked at The World Bank for less than a year

    Pros

    - you work for a large international organization;

    Cons

    - you're disposable and you know it; - low salary; - no benefits; - no paid holidays; - no sick days; - as an international employee there's a great deal of job insecurity that has also impact on your ability to stay in the country;

  8. "STC contract"

    4.0
    Former Employee - STC in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Living in DC is comfortable if you are an STC and single

    Cons

    No benefits provided for STCs

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Degrading work practices"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - STC in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work; good colleagues; intelligent people

    Cons

    As an STC you are in a very underprivileged position with no access to basic things like corporate learning, healthcare, paid leave, or indeed any respect. If you are working well, you will be taken advantage of; I had to work weekends and long hours during the week only to be thanked for my commitment. Pay is sub-standard. Consideration from management is zero, you might not exist at all.

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  10. "STC Experience"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - STC in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The World Bank for less than a year

    Pros

    Great experience depending on the team you work with, you come across so many high achievers and intelligent people

    Cons

    Highly bureaucratic, the opportunities you get depend on your network, most vacancies are short term contracts and it is very difficult to transition to long-term contract and full-time positions.

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