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Updated 21 Feb 2020

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4.0
82%
Recommend to a Friend
58%
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The World Bank President Jim Yong Kim
Jim Yong Kim
324 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work life balance depends on your team-- mine made it manageable(in 103 reviews)

  • "Enriching, international work environment-- you work with people from all over the world(in 79 reviews)

Cons
  • "Unless you are staff (which only economists or high executives are) you have virtually no benefits(in 61 reviews)

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

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  1. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Chennai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The World Bank full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    God experience and good ctc..best industry

    Cons

    Very good company... happy to work

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    The World Bank2019-10-04
  2. "Good Organization but lack of upward mobility"

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

    I have been working at The World Bank full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to share a higher purpose (ending extreme poverty) Good work life balance Decent pay Good medical benefits

    Cons

    Lack of career growth due to very limited upward mobility Senior Management requires huge improvements

    The World Bank2020-02-16
  3. "HR Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at The World Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and learning opportunity.

    Cons

    Management not supportive..Work life balance becomes difficult..

    The World Bank2019-12-11
  4. "Working at The World Bank Group"

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    Former Employee - Senior Assistant in Chennai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great employee welfare policies Work-life balance Diversity and international exposure Autonomy Contributing to significant developmental projects Workplace culture

    Cons

    Absence of competitive compensation policy Slow growth opportunities Low salary hikes

    The World Bank2019-11-18
  5. "Senior accounting specialist"

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

    I worked at The World Bank full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Salary and benefits, team outing

    Cons

    Worst management and no work life balance, discrimination as per caste basis

    The World Bank2019-06-20
  6. "6 yrs of exp in IT and 4 yrs of exp in SCCM"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at The World Bank full-time

    Pros

    very good environment for work

    Cons

    there is nothing .everything is very good there

    The World Bank2019-04-20
  7. "Very good work life balance sans growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chennai
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Amazing work culture. Friendly staff. Ideal place to settle down

    Cons

    No growth opportunities in terms of promotion as well as monetary.

    The World Bank2019-04-18
  8. "Work Culture"

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    Former Employee - HRM in Chennai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The World Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Best Medical benefits you get to know more about WBG and what it stands for

    Cons

    No work life balance high level of bureaucracy not realy a place for young minds or creative minds

    The World Bank2019-04-24
  9. "Senior Specialist"

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    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' .

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    The World Bank2019-03-18
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior HR Assistant"

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

    I have been working at The World Bank full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent place to work, Opportunity to grow, approachable management

    Cons

    None I can think of.

    The World Bank2019-02-25

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