Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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7 people found this helpful  

So much potential...

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) South Seattle, WA

ProsSmart people; significant funding to do interesting work; great mission; committed co-chairs

ConsPeople are not very nice; a place where favoritism reigns, resulting in a lot of sucking up to superiors; not diverse, despite the populations and geographies we intend to reach (related: program officers have very little, if any, experience living and working in those geographies); highly theoretical, not very practical;

Advice to Senior ManagementHire people managers; hire people with field based experience

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

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    3 people found this helpful  

    OK place to work as a contractor

    Contract Technical Writer (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

    I worked at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as a contractor for less than a year


    Pros: Campus is amazing; onsite cafĂ© was fantastic; work was interesting; I was pretty much left on my own to do my… Cons: Lots of cliques--I felt like an outcast; contractors are treated like second-class citizens, even though 99% of my project team were contractors; employees spent a… Advice to Senior Management: It's hard to give advice to management when I was only a contractor there for a short time, but… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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


    Pros: Great mission and great general staff. Cons: Consistency of compensation:job task and responsibility is needed. Advice to Senior Management: Keep it real. Very obvious when it's not. We… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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