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Poor leadership

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Former Employee - Program in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Program in Palo Alto, CA

I worked at Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Fair salaries, very good benefits, dedicated and very smart staff.

Cons

Poor leadership. Only interested on whether they can make an impact on the organization, not the work. Do not care about the employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop playing favoritism and reward and hire those that can do the job, not your friends or those who can talk a good game but not produce. Stop wasting money on consultants.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Hypocrites & Sycophants

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

    Pros

    Pays very well, excellent benefits, including vacation time.

    Cons

    - The competition in academia politics is the most vicious and bitter because the stakes are so low.
    - The culture has a skewed sense of self importance that borders on delusions of grandeur.
    - Filled with sycophants.
    - Not a place to work if you have a sense of work pride.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider hiring a candidate that is not from the "Good 'ol Boys" network.
    Reward, compensation and promotion should be determined by performance not gossip.
    Integrity should be demonstrated by leadership members and not be just a word listed on the value statement.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Smart people; great benefits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Very smart colleagues from impressive and diverse backgrounds. Very high pay and excellent benefits. Green workplace with lots of perks.

    Cons

    Rigid, inflexible governance by board and senior management. Little input from lower-level staff in strategic decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication between board and staff. Less control by board members over strategic direction of organization. More collaboration between departments and less emphasis on rigid, hierarchal management structures.

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
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