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"Hypocrites & Sycophants"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Pays very well, excellent benefits, including vacation time.

Cons

- The competition in academia politics is the most vicious and bitter because the stakes are so low.
- The culture has a skewed sense of self importance that borders on delusions of grandeur.
- Filled with sycophants.
- Not a place to work if you have a sense of work pride.

Advice to Management

Consider hiring a candidate that is not from the "Good 'ol Boys" network.
Reward, compensation and promotion should be determined by performance not gossip.
Integrity should be demonstrated by leadership members and not be just a word listed on the value statement.

Other Employee Reviews for Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

  1. "Leadership needs to be more thoughtful"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, smart and dedicated staff for the most part.

    Cons

    Moves are not thought out, promotions are made without thought as to whether it makes sense

    Advice to Management

    If you are really interested in improving the culture and engagement, think of your actions as a whole on the foundation, not just to please you cronies.


  2. "Beneficial experiences and opportunities to learn"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Dedicated people working toward positive outcomes in science, patient care and environmental conservation. If you enjoy learning about different fields of research and the philanthropic sector, a position at the Moore Foundation will provide you with beneficial experiences and opportunities for growth. The benefits are great and there is a genuine effort to support work-life balance.

    Cons

    With such a small group of coworkers (~100), it is easy to get caught up in the complaints from long-time employees who are resistant to change. These attitudes are borderline ridiculous for those of us who have worked in other environments/sectors, esp. in high-paced technology or research settings. Luckily, the executive team is approachable and responsive to new ideas.

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