IFC Employee Reviews about "smart people"

Updated Oct 16, 2019

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IFC Chief Executive Officer Philippe Le Houérou
Philippe Le Houérou
47 Ratings
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  • "Decision making can be painfully slow(in 18 reviews)

  • "less chance to grow as there is more preference to women for the full time positions(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to build a career"

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

    I have been working at IFC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very impactful workplace. Employees are passionate about their jobs and the organization's mission. It's all hands on the plough...towards one global vision. It is the right place to be if you want to see yourself making a difference in your role. Great and very smart people too.

    Cons

    Not so fast paced but you can push your agenda through most times.

    IFC2019-10-16
  2. "Still a leader, but fallen on difficult times"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IFC full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Innovative and creative place, lot's of smart people, very diverse

    Cons

    Management shuffles happen regularly and the latest one has led to a very negative environment

    Continue reading
    IFC2019-04-09
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at IFC full-time

    Pros

    Smart people, well diversed and trainings

    Cons

    I just find it a very cool place but with too much hierachies

    IFC2018-08-12
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Best of times, worst of times"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Officer in Nairobi
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IFC full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Substance, meaning, travel to developing countries. Development impact, esp if you’re in a country office. IFC may be the most relevant org of it’s kind. Smart people - in 9 years I’ve met great people, some difficult, but no dopes. Hard working, diverse, and dedicated people, for the most part. The work itself is interesting and compelling and the impacts are often tangible.

    Cons

    Role of World Bank Group is weak now, private investment flows dwarf the efforts of WBG. There is an element of entrenched bureaucracy’s and the place is extraordinarily risk averse. Management & IFC tries hard to apply good methods, but the culture remains hidebound.

    IFC2018-02-02
  5. "IFC"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Associate Operations Manager in Dhaka
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IFC for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great staff, smart people, fabulous perks

    Cons

    Work not very meaningful, lack of growth opportunities

    IFC2017-10-15
  6. "Investment Analyst"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
     

    I worked at IFC

    Pros

    Smart people, good work/ life balance

    Cons

    Slow and bureaucratic, slow career progression

    IFC2017-09-14
  7. "Senior Advisor"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 

    I have been working at IFC

    Pros

    Learning, smart people, payment prompt

    Cons

    Difficult to get full-time jobs, job insecurity

    IFC2017-05-08
  8. Helpful (1)

    "OK place to start in development"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Officer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IFC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great mission, smart people, travel

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, complex processes and decision-making

    IFC2017-01-24
  9. "Operations Officer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at IFC for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great professional development paths, very smart people, overall great colleagues and work environment. Global opportunities.

    Cons

    Hard to get hired as full time staff, but once you're in its great. Some contracts are short term and not guaranteed for renewal if funding is not available.

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    IFC2016-12-20
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Investment Analyst"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at IFC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Exposure to frontier markets. Very smart people. Work with a purpose. Offices in great locations. Appropriate remuneration. Detailed annual performance review / feedback process.

    Cons

    Slow career progression. No bonus structure. Quite hierarchical. Long approval process (new investments can take 12 months to be structured). Investment decisions can be influenced by political agenda of shareholders.

    IFC2016-05-03
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