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IFC Reviews

Updated 18 Jul 2019

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3.8
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70%
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34%
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IFC CEO Philippe Le Houérou
Philippe Le Houérou
16 Ratings
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  • "Decision making could be bureaucratic(in 12 reviews)

  • "Not a lot of opportunities for full time offers after graduation(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Associate Financial Officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IFC full-time

    Pros

    you get to work with the best minds in the field and its a multicultural environment so you get to work with people from all over the world. Its also an organisation that invests in many countries and in many sectors so you get to learn alot from working on a wide range of projects in different countries

    Cons

    i cant think of any

    IFC2019-02-25
  2. "M&E Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at IFC

    Pros

    Cutting-edge and innovative projects with lots of opportunities to learn and grow skills

    Cons

    Easy to get demotivated in this huge organisation

    IFC2018-05-25
  3. "Positive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at IFC

    Pros

    Good work and life balance

    Cons

    Difficult to progress, high level of bureaucracy

    IFC2018-04-04
  4. "Investment Analyst Program"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IFC full-time

    Pros

    Very Good Exposure and International in Nature

    Cons

    Very Slow Investment Processing Time

    Advice to Management

    None

    IFC2017-12-30
  5. "Financial Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IFC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Global exposure - Strong networks - Tax free income - Work life balance

    Cons

    - Slower growth than corporate - No bonuses

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! Great place!

    IFC2017-06-02
  6. "Advisory services"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at IFC

      Pros

      Interesting job, multiple projects, exposure to international community, challenging, room for independent work, open for suggestions in regard to the activities to be implemented for the achievement of set goals

      Cons

      In advisory services dependence on funding, therefore no certainty for future unless permanent employee. Was waiting for funding for 6 months and then they changed policy giving preference to local hires vs international

      Advice to Management

      Clearly state the status of prospective employee and risks for not getting required financing at the beginning of the selection process on not after giving offer on certain position and then changing it.

      IFC2017-05-24
    • "Challenging"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at IFC

        Pros

        Pay is very good Exposure is great Hours are great

        Cons

        Decisions processes are long and slow

        Advice to Management

        streamline processes

        IFC2016-10-18
      • "Excellent experience"

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        • Senior Management
        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at IFC

        Pros

        Great work profile, access to senior expertise, flat working culture

        Cons

        Bureaucratic, lot of approvals required, can be slow

        IFC2015-10-15
      • "consultant"

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          Current Employee - Analyst 

          I have been working at IFC part-time

          Pros

          flexibility in the job is great

          Cons

          lot of work during peak season

          Advice to Management

          higher salary

          IFC2019-07-18
        • "Good place to work"

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          Current Employee - Investment Analyst in Washington, DC
          Recommends
          Negative Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I have been working at IFC full-time for more than 5 years

          Pros

          Decent work life balance and good pension plan

          Cons

          Bureaucracy is insane, very political, culture is not merit based

          Advice to Management

          Work on the advising the cons

          IFC2019-07-08
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