You're screwed if you are not on an open ended contract
Senior Technical Assistance Officer (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – 5 January 2017
Pros Amazing number of vacation days Pension benefits (if you can stomach being there that long) Cons Horrible management Very insular "You're here to do what I say, not to think" Boring and hard to advance if you do not have a PHD...You are not part of the mainstream if you are not a economist Bureaucratic, inefficient, slow, very few opportunities for advancement, staff unmotivated.
SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR (LINUX/SPLUNK) (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – 2 February 2017
IMF was a good experience for me, I've learned plenty, there is room for advancement. Although the job atmosphere could be a little bit better. Besides that i liked it a lot , people in my team loved to share knowledge on and off site.
Staff Assistant (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – 11 February 2017
This was an office job on temporary assignment. I was lucky in lasted for four years but it was a pain not knowing the future of your employment each day. Because I wasn't a permanent employed I was not valued or didn't feel like a part of the team. Nonetheless, I enjoyed the scanning project and filing that I did at this company
Productive workplace with diverse teams and workforce
Staff Assistant (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – 3 September 2016
Working for the IMF is a great experience. You get to work on teams with people from all over the world, on issues that directly affect dozens of countries, and constantly interact with top talent. They emphasize work-life balance and and encourage time off.
Externship program 2016 annual meetings (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – 19 September 2016
- Coordinate with coworkers to fulfill assignments during preparation for the annual meeting 2016. - Social media campaign focused on DMV area universities emphasis in social justice. - Contact guests and prepare timeline of events during the meeting.
Fantastic benefits, extremly smart and motivated people, very little room for advancement
Information Technology Officer (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – 18 April 2015
World class organization with best of bred tools and top notch dedicated people from around the world. Extremely busy pace, no day is the same. You will never be bored here. The benefits are not to be matched. Very risk adverse and slow moving, hierarchical culture, people rarely leave so there is very little room for growth and fierce competition when a position comes open.
World Renound Global Organization
Expectation that you are available to respond 24/7
Nice working environment with nice team workers around
Spring Meetings Assistant Intern (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – 15 October 2014
I worked three day a week from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. I worked in a branding team which mainly do branding pieces for spring meetings. I also assisted secretary department with meeting room assignment, as well as checking emails and contacting meeting groups. This work is a good chance for me to get involved in event and meeting management world to learn hands-on skills.
Senior Technical Assistance Officer (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – 18 May 2015
This is a great place to work. The office environment is conducive to productivity. The salary and benefits are great. The learning opportunities through internal courses are fantastic. I actually like the cafe as well - great food.
SQL Server DBA (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – 8 April 2016
Best place to work and I like the work culture. meeting people from different country. good to part of the team. they have cafe and restaurant in the building where you can what you need any time you need but it is little expensive for the food.
Unit Coordinator (Departmental Rotation) (Former Employee) – Washington DC, USA – 11 August 2014
As a staff assistant, the main role was coordinating a unit in a department. I was on rotation so had numerous assignments throughout the organisation. The majority of work was carrying out administrative support and delivering work packages to management.
Analyst (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – 28 October 2014
This places fosters no creativity or advancement if you arent a favored individual. I personally never had this issue, people liked me but...I saw how long it took for my team members to advance and more likely not advance and stay in the same positions with the same low salaries. This of course makes people who have been there forever in the same positions 1 unmotivated and 2 think they are somehow special by bossing newer people around. The best part of working at the IMF is that they always have free food and the alcohol runs rampant!!! I would say that if you don't have the "look" you probably arent going to go very far in this environment people take their rank very seriously.