Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Employee Benefit: Vacation & Paid Time Off | Glassdoor

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Vacation & Paid Time Off

Updated Mar 03, 2017

57 employees reported this benefit

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  • Oct 09, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former MBA Summer Intern in Seattle, Washington State

    limitless PTO and work from home on Friday is an option.

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

    Unlimited time off now, when I was there it was still very generous, I was never able to use it all.

  • May 04, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Associate Program Officer in Seattle, Washington State

    Unlimited time off with manager approval

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

    unlimited policy provides flexibility but hard to manage equitably

  • Jan 19, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Senior Program Officer in Seattle, Washington State

    Like many big tech companies, you get unlimited paid leave (but unfortunately, you work so much, that you're barely able to take any).

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

    Unlimited vacation after consultation with manager

  • Sep 06, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Seattle, Washington State

    Unlimited vacation and sick policy seems like a great idea yet it seems folks take less vacation now that policy has changed in fear of looking expendable or not having coverage

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

    The policy just changed to unlimited time off. I'm interested to see how it actually works, if people are able to take time off even if they don't have a certain amount of days they "have to" take. I think it is going to depend on the managers, which will likely vary pretty wildly across the foundation.

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

    Unlimited vacation/paid time off. If you can get over the guilt of taking time and also if it is supported by your manager and team - then this is amazing.

  • Aug 07, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Seattle, Washington State

    3-4 weeks a year depending on position. Very flexible and encouraged.


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