- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation full-timePros
- values-aligned work
- organizational culture focused on collegiality and personal and professional development
- benefits package supportive of work-life balance
- beautiful, peaceful office environmentCons
- discourages work from home arrangements
- sometimes overly focused on inclusivity and not hurting people's feelings
- management strength varies by departmentRecommends
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a day – interviewed at The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in March 2010.Interview Details
Interview with the Head of IT and another IT Staffer. Head of IT was pregnant at the time--perhaps 8 months. IT Staffer was playing the "Bad Cop" while she was playing "Good Cop".
Major problems began when the Head of IT told me that "this job seemed beneath" me. Add to that the question the IT Staffer asked me about "what kind of manager do I work with best".
Basically they were doing everything possible to sabotage this interview.
I would later learn from one of my colleagues that he also worked this position for 3 weeks or so before they fired him. Basically the staffing firm was doing everything they could to salvage this relationship and it appears their client was doing everything to destroy it by accusing the staffing firm of sending out the wrong candidates.
Regardless, it reflected badly on my reputation and would eventually be one of the reasons why I no longer do business with the staffing firm involved.Interview Questions
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- What kind of manager do you work best with? View Answer
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The Hewlett Foundation is dedicated to helping solve the world's social and environmental problems. One of the nation's largest charitable institutions, it has more than $6 billion in assets and disbursed more than $425 million million in grants and gifts in 2007. It provides grants in a diverse areas including education reform, environmental protection in the West, and population growth. The private foundation also promotes the performing arts in the San Francisco Bay Area and has funded conflict resolution and international relations programs in the past. The late Bill...