Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Great mission, too many strategy changes

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Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Seattle, WA

I worked at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

The foundation has tremendous benefits and incredible people and a laudible mission

Cons

the culture is largely ego driven, hierarchial and the strategy changes constantly.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Start leading and inspiring instead of show-boating

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    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great mission and great general staff.

    Cons

    Consistency of compensation:job task and responsibility is needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it real. Very obvious when it's not. We are smart and can tell the difference between words and heart.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    So much potential...

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    People 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 ManagementAdvice

    Hire people managers; hire people with field based experience

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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