Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
3.0 of 5 94 reviews
www.gatesfoundation.org Seattle, WA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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the mission is everyone's true north

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation full-time for more than 3 years

ProsIn many ways, it's like most complex organizations - constant leadership change, reorgs, shifting priorities. But at the end of each day, no matter how challenging, I walk away knowing I contributed in some way to a greater good.

ConsYour success hinges greatly on your manager. This can be a very good thing if you have a manager who is your champion. If you don't, it could be completely detrimental to your career growth. Manager effectiveness is still very much an area of development for the organization as a whole.

Advice to Senior ManagementAcknowledge that employees who aren't managers or directors still have a voice. More skip-level feedback should be encouraged, even solicited.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Sad experience for workers, great for the world.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

I worked at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: The belief that you can change the world is great… Cons: Do not expect to be treated as an equal. The sense of entitlement… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Useful observations for people considering a job at the foundation

Financial Manager (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

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


Pros: • It is a fast-paced and constantly evolving place. If you don’t enjoy being an active part of a changing environment or dealing with uncertainty, this… Cons: See under PROs Many aspects of working at the foundation have a positive and a negative side. I attempted to explain in a balanced way… Advice to Senior Management: Continue the process of maturing the organization and recognize that changes need time to settle before benefits occur. Too much change can exhaust and confuse… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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