Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Reviews

Updated 29 Aug 2020

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CEO Mark Suzman
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  1. "BMGF"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Program Officer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Amazing work and fantastic mission

    Cons

    The majority of managers are technically trained and should not manage people.

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  2. "Great mission, great people, great benefits"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Senior Program Officer Global Policy & Advocacy in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, fair compensation, and the mission is at the core of the work.

    Cons

    Evolving DEI approach, little mobility internally.


  3. "Amazing professional experience"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Intern program is extremely well structured to introduce interns to Foundation leadership and the breadth of organizational functions. Competitive pay and excellent professional development opportunities.

    Cons

    The intern program is not designed to culminate in a potential job offer.

  4. Helpful (2)

    "Good deeds done cheap"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Program Officer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing mission, nice amenities and parking

    Cons

    Lots of politics, no loyalty

  5. "No specific"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Intern in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good possibility to develop. Excellent atmosphere

    Cons

    it was very useful to work here

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "A good place to work, with good people"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Museum Professional in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It's all the perks of working for a tech company (free food, beautiful offices etc.) without feeling evil. People really care about the work they are doing which is motivating.

    Cons

    Because people are so motivated, you can get sucked into becoming a workaholic. Also, I noticed that different departments/teams are doing a better job at diversity and inclusion than others, and there is a lot of room for improvement.

  7. Helpful (8)

    "Great mission, deplorable employee morale"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, paid time off, honorable mission

    Cons

    To succeed, you will need privilege and pedigree. The operational staff are expendable. If you are not a FTE, you will not be a part of the foundation internal events.

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  8. "decent place"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Assistant Program Officer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation full-time

    Pros

    reasonable hours and benefits, usually

    Cons

    lots of super type As

  9. "it was fun"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation full-time

    Pros

    fun and sometimes challenging time

    Cons

    not fun when i had to do a lot

  10. "Great place to work and make a difference"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Program Officer, Global Health in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Amazing colleagues; working on high impact initiatives

    Cons

    Internal competition and too much organizational change

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