The World Bank Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated May 25, 2020

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The World Bank President Jim Yong Kim
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  1. "good place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant 

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

    Pros

    Good benefits at the world bank is good

    Cons

    lots of travel. hard to do work life balance

    The World Bank2019-09-08
  2. "Consultant"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 

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

    Pros

    Good learning, work life balance

    Cons

    carrier risk , budget constraints , limited growth

    The World Bank2014-05-23
  3. "Fantastic place to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Economist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The World Bank full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent work and mission, world class experts, dynamic with entrepreneurship encouraged

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance with a lot of travel and work days that span numerous time zones, difficult to plan geographical location of future jobs

    The World Bank2020-05-25
  4. "good place to work, but lacks room for growth for admin staff"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The World Bank full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    stimulating international environment, good pay, good benefits

    Cons

    very hierarchical, very little room for growth or promotion for admin staff, poor work-life balance

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    The World Bank2020-05-01
  5. "Low pressure work environemnt"

    4.0
    Current Employee - PL/SQL Developer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a very low pressure work environment. You will have a great work life balance.

    Cons

    Base pay is not that great.

    The World Bank2020-04-08
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    "Short Term Consultant in the Education Practice"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Consultant in New Delhi

    I worked at The World Bank for less than a year

    Pros

    easy work hours, flexible, work life balance

    Cons

    no direct contact with beneficiaries, bureaucratic

    The World Bank2020-03-02
  7. "Learning Organization"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Energy Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The World Bank full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Lots of scope of learning, significant decision making freedom, good benefits

    Cons

    Constant travel, work-life balance, career progression slow

    The World Bank2020-02-22
  8. "Great company"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Telecommunications Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, good work life balance, great team work

    Cons

    There are no cons to report for this employer

    The World Bank2020-02-10
  9. "Great place to work if you can get in :)"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Senior Officer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The World Bank full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Amazing mission, interesting work program, great benefits, work life balance if you make it a priority, great people from all over the world

    Cons

    Very political, a lot of unnecessary reorganizations

    The World Bank2020-02-09
  10. "Interesting place to work"

    4.0
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 

    I worked at The World Bank

    Pros

    Good work/life balance and great culture

    Cons

    Uncertainty around career progression and development

    The World Bank2020-02-09
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