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Helpful (5)

"Great place to work"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

1. Life and Job balance is great
2. Great benefits
3. Interesting work

Cons

No career advancement is available
Politics

Other Employee Reviews for The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

  1. Helpful (10)

    "Mellowest place I've ever worked."

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    Current Employee - Program in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Program in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great, committed people doing good things.

    Cons

    For a small place the communication is sometimes weirdly complicated.

    Advice to Management

    A "flat" organizational structure is nice on paper, but in reality human nature creates hierarchies. Pretending otherwise doesn't actually equal equality.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "The Foundation tries very hard"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get to work with very intelligent and hard working people who are passionate about the work that they do. There is a nice sense of collegiality among most staff. Internal polices have a come a long way in the past few years to make things more fair for all levels of employees. There is a strong culture here, which takes some getting used to, but there is a wealth of opportunities for self growth and improvement if you take advantage of them. The opportunities for personal development abound, and you are responsible for your own path to success if you choose.

    Perks include free breakfast items and catered lunch every day, drinks, onsite gym, and dry cleaning service. There is also significant personal development funds available if you want to improve your skills or vocational interests.

    Management is always trying to plumb staff for their thoughts on improving the foundation (to an almost annoying degree), and implements changes based on this feedback when they can.

    Cons

    There is virtually no chance for advancement here, so you should go in with that expectation and really enjoy what you do.

    There is a wide range of personalities here, from very dry and academic, to sardonic, to positive and eager. Sometimes they clash, but things are usually pretty civil. Company socials are usually pretty boring as there are not a lot of desire to mingle more than is necessary.

    There seems to be an undercurrent of disgruntledness among associate level staff, and misery often loves company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep trying to improve the foundation, but perhaps dial it back a bit and have a more passive open door policy instead of constantly surveying staff on how to improve. The effort is appreciated, though.

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