Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation FAQ

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June 6, 2018

How are senior leaders perceived at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation?

Pros

1. Opportunity to play a part in addressing some of the biggest, most important challenges of our time 2. You'll get professional opportunities here you won't get anywhere else (e.g. who you get to work with, events you get to participate in, speakers that come to the foundation) 3. Unparalleled benefits 4. Beautiful workspace 5. Very flexible working schedule

Cons

You're experience will vary widely team-by-team, but basically: 1. The foundation has yet to create a culture and work environment where people of different backgrounds can thrive. Right now, it favors workaholic types with American communication styles (e.g. speaking in bullets, very direct) 2. Pretty much constant change--the decision-making process for which is not always transparent or fair. 3. While the CEO and executive leadership team are trying to address this, managers are generally pretty weak. Don't expect a lot of time or support in terms of mentorship or support to grow your career. 4. Because there are few open positions, it can be hard to "move up"--especially from PO to SPO and SPO to DD.

3. While the CEO and executive leadership team are trying to address this, managers are generally pretty weak.

June 6, 2018

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October 8, 2020

How are the career development opportunities at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation?

Pros

smart colleagues and mission driven

Cons

no clear career progression opportunity

no clear career progression opportunity

October 8, 2020

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June 1, 2018

What kind of career opportunities exist at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation?

Pros

Excellent Benefits Good but not great salary Good Work Life Balance (depending on team)

Cons

Constant organizational changes Little internal advancement

Little internal advancement

June 1, 2018

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September 5, 2018

Does there seem to be diversity at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation?

Pros

The inspirational mission and the strategic vision for development that has a real impact.

Cons

The mission does not translate into a culture that promotes real diversity and gets the best from its employees. Working there feels like a transactional experience for many, and in places it tolerates very poor management.

Advice to Management

Promote real diversity including at the most senior leadership levels

The mission does not translate into a culture that promotes real diversity and gets the best from its employees.

September 5, 2018

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September 5, 2018

How is management perceived at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation?

Pros

The inspirational mission and the strategic vision for development that has a real impact.

Cons

The mission does not translate into a culture that promotes real diversity and gets the best from its employees. Working there feels like a transactional experience for many, and in places it tolerates very poor management.

Advice to Management

Promote real diversity including at the most senior leadership levels

Working there feels like a transactional experience for many, and in places it tolerates very poor management.

September 5, 2018

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