Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
3.0 of 5 94 reviews
www.gatesfoundation.org Seattle, WA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Golden Handcuffs-- Hard to leave but not great to stay

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

ProsWhen you land on a good team with good people, you are surrounded with the smartest, brightest, funniest people. Benefits are out of this world.

ConsFrom the perspective of someone on the lower end of the food chain, I am floored how bad the attitude towards admins and PCs are here. Many people in those positions have masters degrees and remarkable backgrounds in the biggest names in the world. And once you arrive at BMGF the attitude is shut up, print this, schedule that. I once pushed back, and was told point blank that 700 people applied for my job, so if I would like to be somewhere else that wouldn't be a problem for them. It always seems like the minute I decide I am done they send me to Africa, loop me in on a big project, or I meet someone amazing. Golden handcuffs, I swear. I wouldn't say that I regret my time here...but unless you want to be an admin for a while and settle in to the role, I would not advise someone taking a lower level job here in the hopes of an amazing opportunity, which is what I did.

Advice to Senior ManagementAt this point I don't really expect management to worry about the little people, but a holistic look at how you treat your people is needed.

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

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I have been working at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as a contractor


Pros: You get to work in actual development type work and you… Cons: Quite hectic work, and may be sometimes it has too much bureaucracy. You may work on something but then realize it doesn't get read… More

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Program Officer

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I have been working at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation full-time


Pros: Excellent place to work if you are passionate about solving complex issues. There are plenty of opportunities to lead,… Cons: Constant sea of change at all levels - staff, managers, systems, etc. Managers often have great content expertise but lack management experience… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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