Associate Human Resource Administrator (Former Employee) – Manila, PH – March 6, 2018
Working in the Asian Development Bank does not only provide opportunities for professional growth, but also to contribute to its mission of reducing poverty in Asia and the Pacific. Knowing that your daily work helps improve the lives of millions makes it feel less like work and gives a gratifying feeling that you actually did a part in making a difference in the world.
Flexible work schedule, minimum 26 days of paid vacation leave, worlwide insurance coverage, in house gym, court and pharmacy, subsidized/discounted meals, language class, club memberships, competitive salary, staff education assistance.
Facilities Planning and Management Administrator (Former Employee) – Manila,Philippines – February 28, 2018
We are on shift basis, in charge of building equipment operation and maintenance. We manages our subcontractors for equipment, building and grounds including housekeeping. We prepare contract agreements, budgets, evaluation, materials and monitoring of projects. Most of the time I am directly involved in repair and trouble shooting due to my previous exposure in power generating stations. Prepare budget for operation and maintenance and request materials and spare parts. Ive learned to be a leader not a boss and more innovative due to urgency of equipment operation. Patience and hardwork is also very essential as I applied effectively in my daily routine.
Great opportunities to contribute to Asian development and poverty reduction
Deputy Director General (Former Employee) – Manila, Philippines – February 19, 2018
ADB is a large institution (about 3,000 employees including country offices), with a multicultural environment reflecting ADB's country membership. As compared to other international development agencies, ADB is relatively light in bureaucracy, and has a work culture characterized by team work and cooperation. Staff who demonstrate dedication, technical competence, and strong team work can look forward to increasing professional responsibility. Opportunities for career advancement are generally excellent, but will require flexibility in adapting to the organization's evolving operational priorities and skills-mix needs. The Metro Manila area suffers from the ills of Asia's mega cities (traffic, pollution), but the city also provides world-class opportunities for housing, education, and recreation.
Layout Artist (Former Employee) – Ortigas Pasig – February 2, 2018
What I learned in this company was how to become more professional, especially when dealing with clients, and I learned more on digital graphics. I have worked with the authors, mostly Economist, with their book and reports.
ADB is a huge institution with over 8000 people in the Headquarters at any given time. Its a great learning experience , with a portfolio of loans across Asia and the Pacific across all core public sectors, energy, urban development, social sectors. You work at any point in time with a team which has members from all over the world. This was one of the best things about working for ADB. The diversity.
Well stocked cafeteria and excellent building
bureaucracy and time consuming administrative processes
Risk Management Analyst (Current Employee) – Mandaluyong City, Philippines – January 10, 2018
ADB offers wide opportunities for career growth, job satisfaction, and leadership skills, if you know how to position yourself. Look for these opportunities from managers who are willing to cultivate the careers of their staff
Subsidised and delicious cafeteria food, good work-life balance
o IT Asset Management Admin - Desktop Engineering (Current Employee) – 6 ADB Ave, Mandaluyong, Philippines – November 7, 2017
- A good training ground for those who are new in working industry - Some of your colleagues will help you in developing your skills- - Also you will encounter lots of irate users and different approach.
Great Security, great people and facility. Great accomodations. I treated many patients inside their medical center, usually upper and lower back problems because of prolonged sitting and standing while working. I hope I helped them relieve the pain so that they could work for more hours.
Not Disclosed (Former Employee) – Manila – December 11, 2016
The culture in this organization seems to be "keep your head down and wait for retirement". Accenture won't even talk to this company because of all the times they couldn't get something worthwhile started.
It is VERY difficult to improve anything.
The processes are 1980's the technology is 1990's.
Employment is semi-permanent and promotions are into openings that are often in a completely different field.
This leads to line staff that will not move forward and management that doesn't know what's going on and relies on the line staff.
QA Analyst (Current Employee) – Manila – May 7, 2016
Upper management should need to look closer to the concern and welfare of contractors in infotech services. Treatment to contractors should also be a concern. Compensation progression should also be considered.
Fun workplace with different indoor activities and good facilities.
Access Control Officer (Current Employee) – No. 6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong, Philippines – April 3, 2015
My job seems to be a usual routine. Entertain a visitor and do the paper works after. In this type of job, I got familiar with the different attributes of each race. Everything is fine but risky. The people I work with give the impression as my siblings, we work differently but ends together as one. As an Access Control Officer, the hardest part of it yet enjoyable is making clients calm especially when they appear out of their cool minds.
Our meal breaks are paid.
We don't have vacation leave and sick leave. If you are absent, you get no pay.