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

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I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in January 2009.

Interview Details – One phone call interview from HR. 4 1:1 interviews in a very McKinsey style. Now interview process consist of many more 1:1 interviews. They can be very repetitive.

Interview Question – Some questions seem a little silly, but they are designed to observe your logical thinking.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I was told that these were standard scales and there was no negotiation. But it is possible to negotiate!

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I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Interview Details – You are left alone in a room and each interviewer comes in and asks a series of questions for an hour and leaves. A boxed lunch is brought in at lunchtime that you eat alone. Usually, there are 6-7 such one hour interviews throughout the day.

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