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The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Overview

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Menlo Park, CA
51 to 200 employees
Nonprofit Organization
Grantmaking Foundations
Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
The Hewlett Foundation is dedicated to helping solve the world's social and environmental problems. One of the nation's largest charitable institutions, it has more than $6 billion in assets and disbursed more than $425 million million in grants ... Read more

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Reviews

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    "Wonderful place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I have been working at The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation full-time (More than 3 years)


    The best thing about the foundation is the people. They are super intelligent, driven, kind people trying to make a positive difference in the world. Lunch is provided by the foundation and getting to eat free food at our beautiful campus talking to these wonderful people is a major perk. The foundation also genuinely cares about its work and its employees. In the few years I've been here, they've actively reached out to employees for feedback and taken steps to improve based on that feedback. The benefits package is generous and management is respectful of work-life balance. I love working here!


    Menlo Park is a difficult place to commute to, but the campus is gorgeous. We are also given some telecommuting days which definitely helps ease the commute burden. I've heard from many PAs that they are not happy with their salaries.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work! This is a wonderful place to work, and we appreciate the efforts for continuous improvement. Look into addressing PA's salary complaints. It's a shame people so vital to the organization feel under compensated.

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    Technical Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Altos, CA
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    Difficult Interview


    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (Los Altos, CA) in March 2010.


    Interview with the Head of IT and another IT Staffer. Head of IT was pregnant at the time--perhaps 8 months. IT Staffer was playing the "Bad Cop" while she was playing "Good Cop".

    Major problems began when the Head of IT told me that "this job seemed beneath" me. Add to that the question the IT Staffer asked me about "what kind of manager do I work with best".

    Basically they were doing everything possible to sabotage this interview.

    I would later learn from one of my colleagues that he also worked this position for 3 weeks or so before they fired him. Basically the staffing firm was doing everything they could to salvage this relationship and it appears their client was doing everything to destroy it by accusing the staffing firm of sending out the wrong candidates.

    Regardless, it reflected badly on my reputation and would eventually be one of the reasons why I no longer do business with the staffing firm involved.

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    • What kind of manager do you work best with?   1 Answer
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