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Found 1,646 of over 3K reviews
4.2
83% Recommend to a Friend
The World Bank President David Malpass
89% Approve of CEO

Found 1,596 of over 3K reviews

4.2
83%
Recommend to a Friend
89%
Approve of CEO
The World Bank President David Malpass
David Malpass
206 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work life balance, Good work benefits(in 152 reviews)

  • "stimulating work environment and diversity(in 143 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work life balance can be improved(in 70 reviews)

  • "No benefits; max 150 days per year(in 90 reviews)

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    Pros & Cons are excerpts from user reviews. They are not authored by Glassdoor.
    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Excellent

      4 Dec 2021 - Administrator in Lifford
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Alot brilliant thanks a million

      Cons

      None at all perfect place

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great Organization

      30 Jan 2023 - Country Manager in Belgrade, Central Serbia
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Very professional colleagues, great access to top government officials, interesting topics

      Cons

      Work life balance is sometimes a struggle

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Sustainability

      22 Jan 2023 - Business Analyst Consultant in Washington, DC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Teamwork, Support Latitude to offer recommendations Variety of projects Encouragement to take leadership roles

      Cons

      Availability of leaders may not be timely

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great place to work

      20 Jan 2023 - Economist in Washington, DC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Work-life, salary, colleagues, and structure.

      Cons

      Large organization if that's not your thing.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Company

      20 Jan 2023 - Short-term Consultant (STC) in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - Flexibility - Feel like you're doing good work - Lots of opportunity for growth and learning

      Cons

      - Can be difficult to keep up with teams while working remotely

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Best work place for development

      1 Feb 2023 - Senior Information Officer in Washington, DC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      International and Multi Cultural Great training opportunity Great work environment

      Cons

      Very hard to be promoted

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Draining

      27 Jan 2023 - Public Relations Specialist 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      They initially take you on workshops outside the country to gain experience

      Cons

      Career development stalls, Pay stalls

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Long office hours

      27 Jan 2023 - Carlo Schmid Fellow in Washington, DC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Exciting teams working on valuable projects

      Cons

      Long work hours and overtime is normal

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Good

      11 Jan 2023 - Legal 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good good good good good

      Cons

      Awesom awesom awesome awesome awesom

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    11. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great org

      25 Jan 2023 - Technical Specialist 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      great organization with great leaders

      Cons

      There is no con at the moment.

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