Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - Director | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (6)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It is the best of all worlds; mission driven, in a time in history that is unique, where our mission is understood and has such an opportunity for impact at scale; enough resources and investments to gain personal experience and personal growth; In the middle of defining and building a great internal culture; Amazing benefits, fulfilling work, good people, emerging values.

    Cons

    Get stuck in old stories, emphasize the complexity and difficulty in the work rather than the opportunity, put self care behind the mission and in turn lessen our impact.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going, look for opportunity to invest in our good people, seek humility and courage.

    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation2017-05-05

    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Response

    May 12, 2017Head of Talent Acquisition and Talent Management

    Thank you so much for your review. I really appreciate your helpful insight and most particularly the need for employees' self care. If you have any thoughts on how best to help our employees do this, I would love to chat with you as it is a focus of my team right now. Pam.Yanchik@gatesfoundation.org

  1. "Mission-based work"

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    Current Employee - Program Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Impactful work on a global scale

    Cons

    Can feel undervalued if not a technical expert

    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation2019-06-03
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Benefits are great and very comprehensive

    Cons

    Too much staff turnover and hard to get in

    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation2019-07-14

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