KfW FAQ

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9 English questions out of 9

13 November 2018

How are the career development opportunities at KfW?

Pros

flexible and no work pressure

Cons

Highly centralized No learning and staff development plan No career path Poor salary and benefit structure for national employee.

Advice to Management

review and standardize salary and benefits

No career path

13 November 2018

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12 November 2019

What kind of career opportunities exist at KfW?

Pros

Great team, opportunity to see and discover a vast array of opportunities

Cons

Might be not challenging depending on the position you work for

Great team, opportunity to see and discover a vast array of opportunities

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24 June 2018

How is management perceived at KfW?

Pros

Flexible hours, good pay, great colleagues

Cons

Very weak management trying to sell BS they do not believe themselves.

Very weak management trying to sell BS they do not believe themselves.

24 June 2018

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19 February 2019

What is the company culture like at KfW?

Pros

Good culture Interesting projects Good work-life balance

Cons

Little room to grow Poor office facilities Bureaucracy

Good culture

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24 July 2019

What are co-workers like at KfW?

Pros

- Cordial atmosphere and friendly work colleagues. - Exciting projects for people really motivated in development issues. - Work and life balance. - The Bank is very stable and has a very good reputation outside. - Good place to network and meet new people outside the organization (if you are in a country office).

Cons

- Too centralized. - Poor carreer prospects for local staff. - Obsession with cost reductions. - Development Bank for Germany gets most of the attention of the management and overseas offices are forgoten. - Everything is in German. You need to know or either learn quickly German.

Advice to Management

- Decentralize. It will reduce costs and improve employee performance. - Provide carreer path for local staff. - Improve conditions for local staff.

- Cordial atmosphere and friendly work colleagues.

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