Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
3.0 of 5 103 reviews
www.gatesfoundation.org Seattle, WA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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5 people found this helpful  

Its not Microsoft, but it sure feels the same sometimes

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

ProsWell funded. Nice to work on people causes.

ConsSo process-oriented that its no fun. Also hard to see so much money spent on process rather than outcome.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake the occasional chance. Empower your teams instead of micro-managing them.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Easy to lose perspective.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation full-time for more than a year


    Pros: The mission and people are inspiring. The wealth of expertise,… Cons: A number of people in management positions are there for their subject matter expertise, not their management skills, which are often lacking. This is… Advice to Senior Management: Give things a chance to work before trying to fix… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Intense

    Administrative (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: Great learning experience; brilliant people; focused missions and strategies; perfect for the beginning of… Cons: No career opportunities; limited positions; too many changes and processes; no real work/life balance at the lower… Advice to Senior Management: Appreciate your people more and give them financial and career opportunities. Treat them as you… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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