Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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9 people found this helpful  

Wonderful individuals, poor teams

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Associate Program Officer, Global Health  in  Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Associate Program Officer, Global Health in Seattle, WA

I have been working at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Pros

Benefits, 15% contribution to retirement fund
Potential for learning
Access to leaders in the field
Opportunity to make an impact

Cons

Senior leadership uses fear tactics
Managers often do not have good management skills or enough experience
No work-life balance - managers do not take their vacation days

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire some people managers and keep the scientists as advisers
Do not tolerate abusive language ("That is a stupid idea")
Promote a safe and healthy workplace

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Specialist  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Specialist in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Brilliant people work at the foundation doing amazing work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Management skills need improvement and work process simplification is needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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