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The World Bank Short-term 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
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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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. "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

  4. "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!

  5. "High-level institution"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Short-term Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    High-level company, of of the world's most important development institutions.

    Cons

    The entrance position is usually as consultant, which does not include the amenities that the staff have.

  6. "Great learning experience, particularly for policy and international development professionals"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Short-term Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worldclass policy discussions, cutting-edge development initiatives, global impact programs, and great space to team up and collaborate with top-qualified professionals and sectoral leaders.

    Cons

    Career path is blurry. Promotions are scarce, particularly for young people.

  7. "Short-term Consultant"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Short-term Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diversity, global reach, professional growth

    Cons

    entry level treatment isn't superb

  8. "good place"

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

    I worked at The World Bank

    Pros

    research oriented, many research opportunities

    Cons

    some rumors about management issue

  9. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Short Term Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible hours, nice people, a lot of responsibility for own projects

    Cons

    uncertain whether contract will be extended, limited to maximum of 40 days a year

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great for starter; serving as a stepping stone for advanced career"

    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
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible schedule and exposure to variable projects

    Cons

    ZERO benefits; working days limit; no health insurance

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