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Redwood City, CA
201 to 500 employees
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Computer Hardware & Software
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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Reviews

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    "Amazing people. Inspiring leadership"

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - - in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - - in Redwood City, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chan Zuckerberg Initiative full-time (More than a year)


    Supportive leaders with the incentives and resources to help us succeed.
    Talented and dedicated coworkers who believe in the causes we fund.
    Everyone is focused on being a humble, courageous and collaborative teammate across the organization


    I’m not sure this is a con but I guess sometimes it’s challenging to work for an organization at this stage of their development. For me, it’s a chance to build something while trying to be present in moments when my vision or working style might be different from a coworker’s.

    Advice to Management

    You’re doing an amazing job. The world is so uncertain right now and I can’t even express how supported and safe I feel. My essential needs are being met before I even know what they are, as if management is thinking 10 steps ahead. Keep focusing on the goals and vision you have -that we all share. Be vulnerable and honest with us. Trust your struggles and your path. And ours as well.

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative photo of: Our company-wide offsite in January 2018
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative photo of: CZI Summer Picnic
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative photo of: Excitement at Create-A-Thon!
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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative photo of: CZI Day of Service Team Photo at Family Connections
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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Interviews



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    Negative Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.


    This was a four month process that included 3 one-on-one interviews and a 3-hour panel followed by reference checks. Due to the pandemic, the interviews were done via teleconferencing. The first interview was with the recruiter followed by the hiring manager, a panel of six people, and finally a one-on-one with the head of the department.

    Despite the new reality of tele-working, the interviews went well. During this process, I was more than accommodating, moving schedules as some were last minute requests. After all the interviews, my references were requested and were provided promptly. They sent my references an emailing noting that they were going to offer me a position (something I found surprising as this type of language should not be included as it could be misleading). They scheduled 30-minute windows to talk to each of my references and I was told that everything was good.

    Two weeks came by and no word came until the recruiter vaguely emails on Friday evening noting that there has been a change in the department’s structure. After going back and forth, trying to schedule a call with the recruiter, we finally touch based, and the person noted that unfortunately management went a different route due to the pandemic and no further details were provided—this was after four months of going through the process.

    This was overall an extremely disappointing process rife with unprofessionalism, disorganization and lack of empathy. They seem to not speak or practice their values. I expected more from an institution founded by Mark and Priscilla.

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