Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Outstanding individuals, mission-driven and still needing to find the right level of bureaucracy

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

Prossmart, driven, world-class individuals, yet thin on managerial experience and skills

Consmanagerial talent is thin and not an area of investment ... in an investment organization

Advice to Senior Managementdevelop middle management

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    8 people found this helpful  

    A very manic-depressive place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: The mission, the people, the campus, the chance to do… Cons: Hierarchy, back-stabbing, bad decision-making, layers and layers of process and bureaucracy on top of everything. Most of the good work… Advice to Senior Management: Hire people you can trust, and then trust them to make good decisions. Don't insist that every important decision go through… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    23 people found this helpful  

    "All Lives Have Equal Value"-- well, unless you are lower level staff at the Gates Foundation

    Global Health Staff (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

    I worked at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: Great benefits package and 401k contribution You will work with some… Cons: When you're done drinking the Kool-Aid (trust me, it will seem like your "dream job" for the first six months or so, and I suspect… Advice to Senior Management: Realize that your HR department needs a re-org, just like every other department has been forced to do several times over the past few years.… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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