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INDUSTRY ASSOCIATE, FINANCIAL SERVICES TEAM (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 18, 2015
The Forum puts you in a position to make excellent contacts and work on interesting projects. You will have to lead. Seriously. If you're not willing to fight for your projects and market them accordingly you will be frustrated. The Forum also has a habit of hiring overqualified people to do basic jobs and most jobs are pretty basic at the Forum as long as you have domain knowledge. This can also be a source of frustration. Leadership is very rigid and values credentials more than experience/knowledge. This sometimes has its benefits but more often than not it's a huge institutional flaw. Budgets are getting tighter so you will have to have a well-thought out plan to ensure you benefit from the second great benefit of working at the Forum: traveling.

Keep a good attitude and build strong relationships both internally and externally. You'll meet and work with amazing individuals. Unfortunately, the culture of the Forum turns a lot of people sour pretty quickly, however, because of that a well-connected optimist can thrive in this type of environment.
Pros
Work-life balance, travel, high-level connections, amazing colleagues
Cons
Management; rigid and un-enlightened promotions
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Hospitality Associate (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 13, 2015
Working here brings your exposure to world events and leaders up greatly. There is always someone visiting for a meeting which is incredibly interesting to learn how they think they can work with the Forum to bring change.

Management is interesting but difficult, as our main office is based in Switzerland. A lot of NY office decisions must be made with approval/opinion for Geneva. It makes sense at first, but when you are trying to get things done for NY that make sense for NY, but doesn't make sense to Geneva, it becomes very difficult.
Pros
Vacation, Retirement package, exposure to public and political figures
Cons
expectations on reasonable timelines, or to easily be able to work dozens of hours of overtime, while still maintaining a budget
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Diverse work environment.
IT & Registration Specialist, External Staff (Former Employee) –  Dead Sea, JordanNovember 30, 2013
It was a temporary job. I had the opportunity to attend most of the Forum meetings for countries development and to meet with so many diverse people.
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