Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Reviews

Updated Nov 27, 2021

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CEO Mark Suzman
Mark Suzman
46 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay, great benefits, focus on good management/managers(in 50 reviews)

  • "Great mission and incredible benefits(in 35 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Say goodbye to work-life balance and expect to travel a lot(in 23 reviews)

  • "Decision making is often hamstrung by politics(in 20 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great

      Nov 24, 2021 - Driver Helper 
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      Pros

      Great job to have anytime

      Cons

      No cons to mention now

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      Nov 22, 2021 - Team Member 
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      Pros

      Good fast friendly people that’s it

      Cons

      No cons at all great place

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good work life balance, excellent benefits and coworkers

      Nov 17, 2021 - Program Assistant in Seattle, WA
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      Pros

      work life balance, organized and talented co-workers, team oriented, top notch benefits

      Cons

      not many opportunities for growth

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Happy in my role

      Nov 10, 2021 - Program Assistant in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits are great, if you click with your team it is a great community.

      Cons

      HR and management training could use some improvement especially compared to companies that put more time and emphasis and money on training their managers. However, if on the right team it does help!

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great

      Nov 27, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      It was great for the time it lasted

      Cons

      No cons just great opportunity

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Power, Potential, Politics & Hubris

      Nov 27, 2021 - Deputy Director in Seattle, WA
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      Pros

      Powerful mission Ability to fund good work that matters, if you are on a team empowered to execute. Good benefits and supports - including during the pandemic. When you have the right leadership and manager you truly feel like you can make a difference in the world. Resources, and the doors they open.

      Cons

      Limited technical expertise or focus on impact in some teams. Constant strategy refresh and overall inward focus impedes long term impact. Staff seen and treated as disposable = lack of psychological safety on many teams. Little change / impact on diversity and inclusion; no sense of belonging in many teams. Poor track record on immigration support to staff.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good place to work but depends on team

      Nov 12, 2021 - Senior Officer 
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      Pros

      Great benefits, considerate colleagues and work hours

      Cons

      Clash of ambitions and egos is common

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Diet

      Nov 11, 2021 - Dietary Aide in North Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      It is a great place to work

      Cons

      It’s very far away from my home

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Fantastic

      Oct 22, 2021 - Principal 
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      Pros

      Great place with mission-committed people and technical experts in various fields

      Cons

      Non profit could be a deterrent. Could be bureaucratic

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Best place to work

      Oct 16, 2021 - Sales Manager in Nairobi
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      Pros

      Caring, motivating would highly recommend

      Cons

      Time difference was a bit hard

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