The World Bank Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 22 Jun 2020

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The World Bank President David Malpass
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  • "Unless you are staff (which only economists or high executives are) you have virtually no benefits(in 66 reviews)

  • "work/life balance, not a clear path to advance for younger contributors(in 48 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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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

  2. "good experience"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Governance Specialist 

    I worked at The World Bank full-time

    Pros

    salary, int experience, diversity, inclusion

    Cons

    political, no work-life balance, performance evaluations

  3. "Great place for internationals"

    4.0
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    • 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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  4. "Great Work Experience, Not a Clear Path to Advance"

    4.0
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    • 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

  5. "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

  6. "good place to work, but lacks room for growth for admin staff"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    stimulating international environment, good pay, good benefits

    Cons

    very hierarchical, very little room for growth or promotion for admin staff, poor work-life balance

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  7. "Low pressure work environemnt"

    4.0
    Current Employee - PL/SQL Developer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a very low pressure work environment. You will have a great work life balance.

    Cons

    Base pay is not that great.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Short Term Consultant in the Education Practice"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Consultant in New Delhi

    I worked at The World Bank for less than a year

    Pros

    easy work hours, flexible, work life balance

    Cons

    no direct contact with beneficiaries, bureaucratic

  9. "Learning Organization"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Energy Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of scope of learning, significant decision making freedom, good benefits

    Cons

    Constant travel, work-life balance, career progression slow

  10. "Great company"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Telecommunications Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, good work life balance, great team work

    Cons

    There are no cons to report for this employer

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