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

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Challenging and Rewarding

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

I have been working at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Pros- Being a part of the mission is inspiring
- Benefits are great
- It is challenging to work here, which I find very satisfying
- We are given amazing resources to do our job
- Flexibility
- Opportunity to work on really interesting and engaging projects
- Opportunity to work with gifted and passionate co-workers
- It is always fun to answer the question "where do you work?"

Cons- We sometimes over think our solutions and fail to see the simple answer in front of us.
- There are a small percentage of employees who lack humility and spread an unblanced amount of negative energy to those they work with. It appears that thier behaviour and attitudes are tolerated by management, which is frustrating.
- We rely on temporary consultants for a lot of strategic work and thinking rather than our own internal long term resources. (This is improving)

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue with the "How we work" initiative and hold people accountable who are not showing improvement. Hire effective managers, and continue to train our current managers. Put a formal and effective performance review process and toolset in place. Continue to identify your work and your teams work to the mission.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Amazing and Rewarding Place to Work

Applications Technician (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

I have been working at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


Pros: - I have always felt I am a valuable and contributing part of the foundation. - My participation is always valued and requested. -… Cons: - It does take quite a bit of effort and and indeterminate amount of… Advice to Senior Management: My advice would be to continue to hold question and answer sessions for all foundation staff. Continue to foster… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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It isn't perfect, but what place is?

Operations - Program Assistant (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

I have been working at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


Pros: Generous benefits (insurance, matching for retirement, up to date technology items, free snacks/sodas, etc.), generally an overall positive team environment, individuals who are focused not… Cons: At times can be difficult to communicate effectively with other teams. What I don't understand are some of the budgeting decisions made as this… Advice to Senior Management: The foundation could possibly seek more uptake of cross foundation processes and also a decrease of expenditures on administrative repetition/reworking (right now each program area… More

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