The World Bank Employee Reviews about "work environment"

Updated 10 Jan 2021

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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 72 reviews)

  • "Work life balance can be improved(in 56 reviews)

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  1. "An exciting place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The World Bank full-time

    Pros

    - Excellent working environment -flexible working hours - learning opportunity

    Cons

    -Difficult to grow up the ladder

  2. "Good Experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Analyst 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at The World Bank full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Multicultural, working with some of the best minds, good work-life balance and work environment

    Cons

    Limited career progression, particularly in country offices


  3. "STC"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting projects, very knowledgeable people, collegial work environment, strong scope for development impact.

    Cons

    Great place to work as a full-time staff member, but I'm one of thousands of "short term" consultants (STCs). Some STCs manage to get hired full-time in a reasonable amount of time, but it's not guaranteed. Joining as an STC does not guarantee a full-time position, so you need to keep your options open, skills updated, and resume fresh.

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  4. "Very formative experience"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Consultant 

    I have been working at The World Bank

    Pros

    Great exposure to a large set of responsibilities and very pleasant working environment

    Cons

    sometimes hard to predict LT perspectives

  5. "Great company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Senior Economist in Washington, DC

    I have been working at The World Bank full-time

    Pros

    stimulating work environment and diversity

    Cons

    despite improvements, largely bureaucratic and hierarchical culture

  6. "great experience to work on development"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Economiste in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The World Bank

    Pros

    work environment, multicultural, plenty of resources to conduct impactful projects

    Cons

    difficulty to find a work life balance

  7. "Pros & Cons working as STC at the World Bank"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Consultant in Jakarta
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The World Bank for more than a year

    Pros

    They pay well, short term consultant has some sort of flexibility, and working environment is great. Perhaps, one of the best things is you will be surrounded by global experts that allows you to absorbs an incredible amount of knowledge. Youl will be informed by active global discussions and webinars about various topics, a very good environment for people who love to learn new things.

    Cons

    Short term consultant is not entitled to health insurance, and oftentimes we have to work overtime.

  8. "Fantastic workplace"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - STT (Short Term Temporary) 

    I worked at The World Bank

    Pros

    Inclusive work environment A lot of opportunities to learn from world-class economists

    Cons

    common issues wihtin big interntaional organizations: too big and too slow and the pay is not nothing compared to similar roles in the private sector.

  9. "Loved it"

    5.0
    Current Intern - Legal Intern in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Great staff and work environment

    Cons

    Long hours and little mobility

  10. "Awesome place"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - PhD Candidate in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The World Bank

    Pros

    Great work environment provided by WBG

    Cons

    There are no cons in working with WBG

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