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Helpful (2)

Great mission, great benefits...choose your team wisely

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Specialist in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Specialist in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Benefits are unheard of. Total comp is good. Great work environment. Lots of smart people.

Cons

Lots of periodic internal reorganizing that can be tiresome.

Other Employee Reviews for Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

  1. Helpful (2)

    Brilliant people work at the foundation doing amazing work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Mission, Quality of the staff, Seattle Facilities. employee Benefits

    Cons

    Management skills need improvement and work process simplification is needed.

    Advice to Management

    Continue improving the work environment and start working on career paths for internal promotions


  2. Helpful (6)

    The awesome benefits in no way justify the lack of leadership and general decency for many are treated.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits package is great and comprehensive. New campus is beautiful and gives an appearance of transparency. Location near Space Needle is a bonus.

    Cons

    No understanding of the difference between leadership and managing/supervising. Non liberal/democrats will be shunned -- in the most passive/agressive manner possible, as this is predominant personality trait at foundation. High-school cliques, bad-behavior, gossip and mis-information determine one's perceived value, as senior-most managers take and any bits of information to churn out what they later call "performance reveiws". HR exists to protect upper management, period. No ability for this entity to assess, resolve, mentor, guide or direct employees that don't see eye to eye to resolution.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in some self-assessment and training on true leadership tenants, and learn what it means to take care of people first, and mission second. Hire John Maxwell to teach your senior leadership about what it means to LEAD an organization.


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