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Updated 20 Dec 2019

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The World Bank President Jim Yong Kim
Jim Yong Kim
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  • "No benefits for contractors (not even parking)(in 60 reviews)

  • "Very hard to be hired full time permanent(in 54 reviews)

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  1. "Mixed experience, lot of nepotism"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at The World Bank full-time

    Pros

    - Good experience if projects is near the top management

    Cons

    - Slow advancement in career - No benefits for contract-based employments - Arbitrarily deciding on salaries

    The World Bank2017-12-04
  2. "Short Term Consultancies"

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    Former Contractor - Consultant 

    I worked at The World Bank

    Pros

    - Interesting, meaningful work -Smart colleagues -International environment

    Cons

    - Insecurity -No benefits - Work more than paid for

    The World Bank2019-12-20
  3. "It was a great experience"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly 

    I worked at The World Bank full-time

    Pros

    competitive salary, diversified environment, learning

    Cons

    no benefits, and stressful work envoronment

    Advice to Management

    management should help interns feel better at work

    The World Bank2019-12-18
  4. "Great workplace!"

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    Current Contractor - Consultant 

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

    Pros

    Wide range of career opportunities.

    Cons

    No benefits are provided for Consultancy contracts.

    The World Bank2019-11-19
  5. "Consultant Life"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    International environment, generally nice people, can be interesting work

    Cons

    As an STC, you are a third tier employee at the WBG, no benefits, no insurance, low pay, no paid leave, short-term contracts, limit to how many days you can get paid for (even though you often work fulltime). Some managers treat you like machines to execute their ideas without allowing you to give input. Some also openly harrass you to do work for free.

    The World Bank2019-11-13
  6. "Short stint as an STC, I wouldn't recommend"

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    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;

    The World Bank2019-09-16
  7. "Great company to work long-time"

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    Former Contractor - Business Analyst III in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at The World Bank for more than a year

    Pros

    Very big, global organization recognized worldwide. Great benefits for full-time staff.

    Cons

    No benefits for contractors (not even parking). Laid back work culture with old technologies.

    The World Bank2019-05-21
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Consultants undervalued"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with very experienced professionals

    Cons

    The short term consultancies are horrible, no benefits, underpaid, tons of work and responsabilities

    Advice to Management

    Please revise the terms of the STCs

    The World Bank2019-05-21
  9. "STC contract"

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    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

    The World Bank2019-04-24
  10. "STCs employment experience worked for the IFC for 3 years"

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    Former Contractor - Operations Analyst in Johannesburg
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at The World Bank for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1. Work is very relevant to solve some of the World's problems. 2. Staff is keen to attain the objectives of WB

    Cons

    1. STCs are very exploited by senior staff. 2. There views do not matter at all. 3. STCs are allocated 150 days per year with no benefits - pension, Health etc 4. Renewal of the contract is used as a tool to exploit STCs, "if you do not do this your contract will not be renewed. 5. Management attitude is we can always get another consultant 6. No career development as well as training offered to STCs 7. Bureaucratic organization getting something done takes to much time due to Always restructuring from time to time 8.When new posts are advertised, these opportunities are not availed to STCs. Most positions are marked as "Local recruitment", these jobs are 90% of the time allocated to HQin DC. This is so unfair for prospective applicants as well as consultants and STCs in other regions. 9. Most inclined to employ people with Qualifications from UK, Europe and USA, Unfair recruitment 10. Difficult to move up or around the organisation

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    Advice to Management

    - Pay more attention to the treatment of STCs.

    The World Bank2019-05-03
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