The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

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The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Reviews

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    Meaningful work with great colleagues

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    • Culture & Values
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    I have been working at The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation full-time

    Pros

    - values-aligned work
    - organizational culture focused on collegiality and personal and professional development
    - benefits package supportive of work-life balance
    - beautiful, peaceful office environment

    Cons

    - discourages work from home arrangements
    - sometimes overly focused on inclusivity and not hurting people's feelings
    - management strength varies by department

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    Technical Support Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Altos, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Los Altos, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a dayinterviewed 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.

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Website www.hewlett.org
Headquarters Menlo Park, CA
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Non-Profit
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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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... More

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