The World Bank Employee Reviews about "full time"

Updated May 9, 2020

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The World Bank President Jim Yong Kim
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  1. "Operations consultant"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very interesting work, challenging, travel and direct work with governments, intellectually stimulating, great for CV

    Cons

    System in which most of the organization consists of consultants with 1-year contracts. They're easily renewable, but there's a 150-day limit per year, which can be a financial liability for those looking to work full-time for several years and grow at the organization

    The World Bank2020-05-09
  2. "Intern's experience"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends

    I worked at The World Bank

    Pros

    (1) Good for a graduate student in social science especially interested in further research and developmental issues (2) Frequent talks and reports regarding ongoing things (3) Learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Relatively small recruitment means the change to get a full-time contract is difficult.

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    The World Bank2020-02-29
  3. "STC'ing at the World Bank"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible work time. Quick payment. Treated as a full-time staff on everything except benefits.

    Cons

    Just because you have been an STC for a long time does not necessarily mean you will get a staff position that opens up for which you fit the bill to the tee.

    The World Bank2020-02-25
  4. "Good experience as an intern — don't expect for it to lead to full-time role"

    4.0
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 

    I worked at The World Bank

    Pros

    Making a difference, good learning experience, meaningful work, good networking, colleagues who care

    Cons

    Unpaid internship (had to find external funding), no path towards full-time role (in most, but not all, cases)

    The World Bank2020-02-17
  5. "The World Bank, Chennai"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Short Term Consultant in Chennai
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly work culture, sense of satisfaction because of the good cause

    Cons

    Nepotism, lateral rather than vertical structure, no full time employment here everyone works on contract basis for specified years

    The World Bank2020-01-08
  6. "Unfair labor practices"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - STC in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The World Bank for more than a year

    Pros

    Some very cool projects going on.

    Cons

    Realistically, this place should be subject to labor law practices. They rely heavily on STCs as cheap, full time labor. Ask anyone there and they will tell you there’s a days worked limitation for their consultants. But everyone knows STCs are cheap labor that will realistically not get a real job there. It’s a catch 22 and nobody should ever work as an STC for this organization.

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    The World Bank2019-11-02
  7. "The best development agency to work for in Azerbaijan"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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
  8. Helpful (5)

    "Great if you're staff - not so great if you're a consultant"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - As staff, we get excellent salaries, benefits packages and pension - The work, albeit challenging, is very interesting, rewarding and stimulating - You do truly get to work with the top global experts in their respective fields, and with people who genuinely care about what they do

    Cons

    Before becoming staff, I was a consultant and then an Extended Term Consultant for several years. Consultants (STCs) are the true shadow workforce of the World Bank, and are treated completely differently - they get paid significantly less, do not get any insurance coverage, benefits, sick leave or other 'perks' that most people consider to be basic hallmarks of a decent job. The STC gig can be fun if the flexible setup works for you, but it's definitely a young man's game, and it's extremely difficult to transition from an STC to a full-time staff.

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    The World Bank2019-07-10
  9. "I have worked as a consultant on and off for the last 10 years."

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The World Bank for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great place to work in international development if you are a full time staff. Best place to learn about international development and make a change.

    Cons

    For consultants, it should be considered as a stopgap . There is job insecurity, work authorization visa insecurity etc..

    The World Bank2019-07-22
  10. "Great atmosphere, very straight laced"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Editor in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The World Bank for more than a year

    Pros

    Very international atmosphere. Felt like working in an international city. Management was knowledgeable and fair.

    Cons

    Very straight laced and conservative. Some creatives might find it too reserved. Very hard to be hired full time permanent.

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    The World Bank2019-07-07
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