Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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www.gatesfoundation.org Seattle, WA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Deputy Director
Seattle, WA

The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in April 2011.

Interview Details – * Contacted by a recruiter.
* 1:1 phone interview with recruiter.
*1:1 interview with Gates HR recruiter.
*1:1 phone interview with Director.
* Series of in person interviews with 6 staff members.
The campus is absolutely awesome. It is LEED certified gold. The work space is open and only the higher levels have closed office space. However, there are a lot of Focus Rooms where you can go to work. They have a great cafe in a beautiful atrium. There is a coffee bar and a great selection of food. All food is organic. However it's not particularly cheap.
The people, hit or miss. Seems like the average age is 28-38. There are a ton of folks who were at Starbucks or Microsoft.

Interview Question – What can you offer our team, which is already staffed with experts?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – The relocation package was stellar, but they increased the signing bonus after reconsidering the impact on our family.
* Relocation includes:
- corporate housing (domestic location usually includes 30 days; international relocation varies. also your level of hire impacts if you eceive relocation coverate)
- signing bonus (amount varies and seems to be negotiable)
- reimbursement
- moving (packing and unpacking, as well as 30 days storage)
- week long trip with the family to Seattle (includes airfare, hotel stay, costs during stay)
- school consultant (if you have children to relocate) and reloaction agent (real estate agent)

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