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The World Bank Employee Reviews about "work environment"

Updated 1 Dec 2019

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3.9
79%
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The World Bank President Jim Yong Kim
Jim Yong Kim
501 Ratings
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  1. "An exciting place to work"

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    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

    The World Bank2018-05-16
  2. "Good Experience"

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    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

    The World Bank2013-10-23
  3. "Excellent."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Good working environment, good people.

    Cons

    Not much I can think of.

    The World Bank2019-12-01
  4. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Consultant 

    I worked at The World Bank full-time

    Pros

    Diverse professionals Great working environment Good team International Great learning

    Cons

    Very professional with clear guidelines

    The World Bank2019-10-08
  5. "Smart Cities Innovation/Technology Consultant"

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    Current Contractor - Technology Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    - Flexible Work Culture - 10/10 for Work-Life Balance - Opportunity to make connections with highly sought after offices in various countries

    Cons

    - Highly bureaucratic - The work environment is siloed since everyone gets their own closed rooms

    Advice to Management

    - Adapt to Agile Methodology (Iterate, Communicate, Conduct Standups etc.) especially when it comes to setting up Smart City based systems bottom-up.

    The World Bank2019-10-04
  6. "The best development agency to work for in Azerbaijan"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baku

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

    Pros

    Have worked for a number of international organizations in Azerbaijan and can say, that the WB is the best one both in terms of effectiveness of its work and salary and benefits for staff. Nice working environment, availability of trainings and international insurance for full-time staff.

    Cons

    Very limited opportunities for career advancement - you can sit forever in one and the same position. No insurance or any other benefits for STTs - some of them have been working for the Bank for 15 years.

    The World Bank2019-09-10
  7. "Human Resource"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 

    I worked at The World Bank

    Pros

    International Work Experience Good Working Environment Good Salary Office Cab Service

    Cons

    No specific cons to be discussed

    The World Bank2019-07-02
  8. "good experience"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 

    I worked at The World Bank

    Pros

    good work environment and helpful colleagues

    Cons

    less work given worked as an intern for a month

    The World Bank2019-05-17
  9. "The best employer"

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    Current Employee - Program Assistant in Beijing, Beijing
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice working environment, great working life balance, lots of holidays and sick leave

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic, career development is very slow.

    The World Bank2019-05-17
  10. "Working at world Bank"

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    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The World Bank

    Pros

    Very friendly working environment that understands your needs

    Cons

    Can be stressful and time demanding

    The World Bank2019-04-12
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