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The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Overview

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Menlo Park, CA
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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

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    What a wonderful place to work. Great co-workers, generous benefits, a gym. Lovely place.

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    Hard to measure success in social change. But Hewlett is trying.

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The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (Menlo Park, CA).

    Interview

    The entire process lasted 5 months from application to offer. I submitted a resume and cover letter online and heard back that I would be contacted to schedule a phone meeting about three weeks later. The process was not that transparent. The phone interview was with the head of the department and it went well. The conversation was surprisingly casual - mainly about interests and experiences and less so about specific skills or achievements. This was followed a couple months later by an in person all day set of panel interviews at the office. I met about 13 people that day that ranged from folks in the program to others with my job title across the organization to HR. About a week later I got a phone call to go over the terms of the position and prepare me to receive an offer letter.

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    I was not allowed to negotiate at the interview, which I later needed to remediate because I found out others were.

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