IMF Reviews

Updated 5 Jul 2020

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4.3
92%
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91%
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IMF Chairman and Managing Director Christine Lagarde
Christine Lagarde
138 Ratings
Pros
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  • "Very little room for growth if you're not an economist(in 19 reviews)

  • "Serious review needed of compensation levels (below market) and tax treatment for contractual employees(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Nice people"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at IMF full-time

    Pros

    No pressure. Good atmosphere. But maybe that's because I was mostly there to talk instead of having my hope high. I did not meet certain requirements of the post but he still gave me advice on next move.

    Cons

    Not really, except I did not get the job, but that was due to my problem

  2. "Good place for international public service career"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IMF

    Pros

    Competitive salary with great benefits. Smart people. Great if you're looking for applied macroeconomics work.

    Cons

    Too bureaucratic. Organization can be made much more streamlined and efficient.


  3. "Best Place to Work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC

    I have been working at IMF full-time

    Pros

    Huge impact, interesting questions, makes the world a better place

    Cons

    none none none none none

  4. "Great employer"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Officer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Challenging work with many smart diverse colleagues

    Cons

    The very hierarchical nature can be stifling

  5. "Excellent work environment"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Washington, DC

    I worked at IMF full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment with family oriented teams

    Cons

    Required to work extended long hours

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  6. "Great organization to work for."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New Delhi
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IMF full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great organization to work for.

    Cons

    No much of a career growth..

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  7. "Good organization"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at IMF full-time

    Pros

    Good pay good job good people

    Cons

    Can not think of one

  8. "Boring"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Research Assistant 

    I have been working at IMF full-time

    Pros

    Meets lots of cool people

    Cons

    Just looking at data all day

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  9. "good place"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Economist in Washington, DC

    I worked at IMF full-time

    Pros

    professional economist which broad horizon

    Cons

    not good for young, very political

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Highly bureaucratic institution"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Washington, DC
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at IMF full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Outstanding benefits, good salary, international atmosphere, great colleagues, decent work-life balance and some interesting projects.

    Cons

    Limited career growth and learning opportunities, most promotions are based on kinship or groups (is who you know and what can you do for them) but not necessarily merit-based, you really have to hustle / coffee meeting your way up, there is an active social life there. If you are just interested in just job security, benefits, socializing until you retire, this is the place for you. US nationals and green card holders, you are better off looking for opportunities somewhere else.

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