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I applied online. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Seattle, WA) in March 2010.
The initial phone contact was positive and cheerful. The recruiter asked a set of questions related to my experience and background. There was no discussion of salary or organizational structure. She discussed the culture and my desire to work for a non-profit. I did find out the CIO was new. I made it to in-person interviews. I wasn't really impressed with the technical skill of the panel. The questions were junior. One of the senior interviewers asked me a technical question which I answered correctly. He told me I was wrong and gave me an incorrect explanation.
The manager of the group did not leave me feeling confident. He was rigid and acted kind of suspicious and threatened when I inquired about basic operational functions.
I am OK with not receiving an offer. The professional background of the people on the team is very limited and it showed in the interview. I was not surprised given the feedback from a buddy who is a tech support guy for a product they own.
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IT InterviewNo OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in June 2009.
Interview went well however they were looking for a more "junior" person.