Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Employee Benefit: Retirement Plan | Glassdoor

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Retirement Plan

Updated Mar 03, 2017

57 employees reported this benefit


Employer Summary

Foundation Sharing Retirement plan contributes 15% of your eligible compensation into a 401a plan. No match required.

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Employee Comments

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  • Jun 01, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Manager in Seattle, Washington State

    They invest an additional percentage of your salary to you option of funds.

  • Dec 30, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Senior Program Officer in Seattle, Washington State

    15% contribution with vesting on day 1

  • Sep 16, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Seattle, Washington State

    Great plans thru Trans America

  • Jun 03, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Grants and Contracts Coordinator in Seattle, Washington State

    There is not a traditional 401(k) since it's a non-profit, but the foundation pays a "pension" every year, matching a percentage of your pay, no investment needed by the employee.

  • Feb 01, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Senior Assistant in Seattle, Washington State

    Again no complaints - you can't complain when the foundation gives you 15% extra every year to your retirement.

  • Dec 02, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Senior Program Assistant in Seattle, Washington State

    Best thing - 15% of income is contributed by employer. Worst thing - investment management company not so wonderful.

  • Nov 01, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Program Officer in Seattle, Washington State

    15% of salary to TSA America.

  • Oct 14, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Program Assistant in Washington, District of Columbia

    15 % of salary in retirement account no match required.

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