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Productive and fun place with Jim, Table Tennis/Bedmniton, Courts.
Disbursement Specialist (Current Employee) –  Capital TerritoryAugust 14, 2018
World Bank is an International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD). It mainly helps its member countries (almost all countries are members), in development in almost all sectors, for example, energy, agricultures, irrigation, finance, social, housing, and environment related projects. It has its sister organization namely, International Development Association (IDA), International Finance Corporation (IFC), Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency.
Pros
Very effective in helping poor member countries in almost every walk of life.
Cons
Very sensitivve orgnization for taking care of staff well beings including helth, eduaction etc.
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SENIOR SERVER ENGINEER (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCAugust 13, 2018
I throughly enjoyed my 15 years working at the World Bank, and if it hadn't been for the president's bank wide budget cuts in 2018, I would still be there.
World Bank gave me an opportunity to learn a lot of platforms, even though I was on the hardware side of the operation. I did monitor the daily integrity of the hardware, and made repairs as they were needed. I starte in the Break/fix section, and was promoted to the Server side of the house.
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Every kind of facility, such as Tennis Court, Ping Pang, Valley Ball Ground was available in the World Bank
Team Assistant (Former Employee) –  Capital TerritoryAugust 12, 2018
I have been working at World Bank Group full-time.Great colleagues. Interestingly, meaningful work. Wonderful opportunity to influence policy to make positive change for vulnerable groups. Nice onsite gym and cafeteria!

Lots of travel and can have impacts on personal relationship/family. Lateral movements across the organization seem harder than they used to be. A lot of TA/DA every month.

Workplace culture is very lovely and no harassment. The people are working very peacefully, calm and quite.

I havn't faced any hardest part of the job while working with WB.
Pros
The tea is served fee and lunch is served on 50% subsidy basis. Very cheap.
Cons
Yes, one can have break when he likes and also there are health care facilities are available.
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Workplace very diverse
Asst to Executive Assistant (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCAugust 4, 2018
Stressful, manager keep changing meeting time and agenda; travel itinerary changes by the hour.


Too many meetings which is very time consuming due to repetitive ideas presented in the meetings.
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Ok workplace benefits make it worth it to work there.
IT Security Analyst (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCJuly 26, 2018
A typical day includes 8 to 16 hr work days at times. Constantly feeling like you are just a number there. Management hardly ever has your back. But the workplace culture makes up for it.
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Constantly changing work environment
Special Agent in Charge / Security Specialist (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCJuly 10, 2018
This is a very diverse location to work. It was interesting to have so many different cultures in one location. Be prepared to understand not everyone understands law and personal space.
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great environment
Producer/Director/Editor (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCJuly 7, 2018
great environment that allows you to grow. Demanding, but fair. Incredible diversity of cultures, experiences and professional. It's a pleasure working here
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Productive, constantly learning, multicultural environment
Program Assistant (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCJuly 6, 2018
I have learned new things, interesting to work with people from different backgrounds, great to feel you are part of a team working to reduce poverty in the world.
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Exciting work environment with highly educated staff
Senior Oil & Gas Specialist (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJune 13, 2018
I enjoyed working for the World Bank and learnt a lot in terms of multicultural working environment and developing network as well as learning from other sector of activities to promote innovation.
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Productive but stressful place to work
Bilingual Assistant (Program Manager & Consultant) (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJune 1, 2018
The World Bank Group has changed for the better. It is a less stressful place depending on your position. Management communicates with their staff.

Some professional staff consider traveling very hard while others enjoy it very much.

Its culture is you have to agree with what management wants.
Pros
free conferences and meetings as well as free management breakfasts and luncheons.
Cons
busy schedules and days are long (9.00 - 5:0 plus, plus when reports are due.
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Good place to work
Head Cashier (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCMay 23, 2018
It was a good place to work though contractual and once the company that I was working for lost the contract I decided to move on. It was take over by another company whose benefits were not so good.

Diverse set of people and you always got a chance to meet some one from a different country
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Fantastic Work Environment
Economist (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCMay 21, 2018
Working at the World Bank is a truly humbling experience. The working culture is truly unique due to such an international environment. The work being done at the World Bank is truly commendable.
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My experience at the World Bank Institute
Bilingual Team Assistant (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCMay 17, 2018
I love working for the World Bank Institute. It is a great place to work. You meet people from all over the place with different culture and mentality.
Pros
Nice location
Cons
Needed more money
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Productive and fun work place
Economist (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCMay 3, 2018
I enjoyed working at the World Bank but time to move on now. The work area is interesting and if you have a good manager the prospect for growth is high.
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Productive
STAFF ASSISTANT (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCMay 1, 2018
Short term consultants and temporaries doesn't have benefits, the benefit is that we have every week training with different programs.

A typical day at work is to organize meetings, block a venue, provide assistant with the participants, send invitations to participants.
Provide comprehensive administrative assistance to the Senior Advisers, Economist. Coordinated their schedule of appointments, meetings and mission travel to ensure effective time management including monitoring and follow-up on issues and priorities for the Sr. Advisers and ensuring that relevant documents are available for meetings/trips and that deadlines are met.
Hardest part of the job, is when one of the team members doesn't want to cooperate.
The most enjoyable part in my job is when everybody cooperate to get the work done at time.
Pros
People are the best, very professional, excellent background
Cons
STConsultants and temporaries doesn't have benefits
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Great learning experience, but extremely bureaucratic and hierarchical work environment
Consultant (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCApril 23, 2018
The World Bank is a wonderful place to grow as a professional and learn your trade. Pace can however be grueling and travel (which at first may be fun) soon becomes excessive: I sometimes had to travel to and from Central Asia back to DC three non-consecutive weeks a month!

The bureaucracy and hierarchical workplace culture are the hardest part of the job to deal with. A lot of work is also done with other professionals and accountability (incl. who gets the blame or praise and their name on official publications) is not always clear.
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Multicultural staff (highly educated) covering a diverse range of global development topics
Special Assistant to Executive Secretary (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCApril 19, 2018
Working environment was often stressful due to tight deadlines/travel demands often required. Multicultural environment coupled with broad development mission creates a truly unique organization.
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The World Bank is culturally diverse
Treasury Financial Analyst (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCApril 16, 2018
Cultural diversity together with high standards of integrity are the two main characteristics that make a World Bank job special. You meet very interesting people and the whole experience is altogether life-changing. As a professional, you need a minimum masters degree to be accepted and as support staff, you can enter with a Bachelor's. Having a career path from the start is very important.
Pros
International environment
Cons
Stressful and demanding work
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Peaceful Environment
Office Assistant II (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCApril 3, 2018
I really loved working at the World Bank. I learned a great deal of things such as how to research certain things on their website and create binders as well as distribute them to different parts of the organization. The people were great!
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Great place to start your career in development, or to come after accumulating years of experience
Analyst (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCApril 2, 2018
Good benefits, interesting and meaningful work, very bright and ambitious colleagues, prestige, training programs, but bad human resources management for young staff members' career advancement, unfair treatment to short-term consultants
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