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The World Bank Reviews

Updated 17 March 2019
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  • "Little actual understanding and respect for work-life balance despite great policy on work-life" (in 28 reviews)

  • "For short term consultants career progression is the worst and the most uncertain" (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Senior HR Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Assistant in Chennai
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Assistant in Chennai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The World Bank full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent place to work, Opportunity to grow, approachable management

    Cons

    None I can think of.


  2. "Senior Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The World Bank full-time

    Pros

    Good exposure and experience. And good tax free salary

    Cons

    Erodes Market Value and "Employability' .

    Advice to Management

    Train Managers in Management

  3. "Good learning experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The World Bank full-time

    Pros

    Exposure to huge knowledge and resources.

    Cons

    Low salary compared to other UN organisation.


  4. "WBG STC role"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The World Bank full-time

    Pros

    1. High Impact (negative or positive)

    Cons

    1. Poor management across different verticals


  5. "Good work culture"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Chennai
    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Chennai
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The World Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    respect to the individual. if you seek, there is no dearth for learning opportunities

    Cons

    career growth and promotions are rare


  6. Helpful (1)

    "World Bank"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contract Officer in Chennai
    Current Employee - Contract Officer in Chennai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The World Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company from where you can retire

    Cons

    bureaucratic, not a place for innovative thinking

    Advice to Management

    Bring more efficiency


  7. "Good place to work in terms of learning and exposure"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Delhi
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Delhi
    Recommends

    I have been working at The World Bank part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Extensive learning and exposure to various projects if TTL is good

    Cons

    Increased gap between staff and STCs (in most of the cases), risk of loosing consultancy if TTL is biased

    Advice to Management

    Provide more recognition to STCs like staff

  8. "Worst company for learning and growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chennai
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chennai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The World Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible timings and safe place for women . People above 35 plus can join here to enjoy the life.

    Cons

    Politics is common everywhere, but World bank is just full of politics ..A person with average experience ,carving to learn more and aiming for promotion please show thumps down even if they approach you..caste discrimination , partiality are the major things revolving here. Simply for benefits people come and join here..


  9. "very challenging. A lot of brilliant people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The World Bank full-time

    Pros

    very challenging, and a lot of smart people

    Cons

    no work life balance, in general


  10. Helpful (1)

    "STC at World Bank"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The World Bank part-time

    Pros

    Excellent networking, work culture, facilities, learning, salary etc. It is also an organization which introspects quite frequently and appreciates employees, which I found to be a welcome change from earlier work environments.

    Cons

    People travel for work often and the office sometimes looks quite empty