Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Reviews

Updated Sep 10, 2021

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CEO Mark Suzman
Mark Suzman
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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. 1.0
      Current Employee

      bulldog

      Sep 10, 2021 - Bulldog in Billericay, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      easy job i suppose LOL

      Cons

      not enough money, disgusting behaviour

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great benefits and mission, no career tracks

      Sep 9, 2021 - Head of Portfolio Management in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits are unbelievable Pay is solid, though perhaps a bit less than industry (due to lack of bonuses) People-focused mission Travel opportunities are great - not too much, great locations Brilliant employees Supportive of a work-life balance

      Cons

      No career ladders They only hire experts, and you have to demonstrate experience before you'll get an opportunity to do something (i.e., no stretch opportunities) Most employees are workaholics, and it's hard not to get sucked into that mentality

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Sep 2, 2021 - Associate Strategy Officer in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Mission-oriented organization oriented towards maximizing social impact

      Cons

      Leadership and decisions can feel highly bureaucratic

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    5. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Dysfunctional and Hypocritical

      Aug 3, 2021 - Senior Director in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Beautiful buildings, great benefits, Mission you can get behind, Lots of Fun Events and Speakers Pre-Covid

      Cons

      Toxic Culture, wasteful spending, ineffective leadership, not as diverse as they like to tell the public they are, little career mobility. Want a "yes man" mentality - if you aren't that, you are deemed difficult.

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      8 people found this review helpful
    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great Place

      Aug 10, 2021 - Executive Assistant in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible work/life balance. Friendly and supportive. Easy commute when back to office occurs.

      Cons

      Overall my experience was great. I would not have had the opportunity to travel internationally.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great entry, mid or end career employer

      Aug 10, 2021 - Associate Program Officer in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent place to spend a moment of your career, great salary, wonderful colleagues.

      Cons

      Minimal opportunity for growth and a challenging work-life balance. "Unlimited vacation time" is a joke.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      A great place to work

      Jul 15, 2021 - Senior Program Officer, Global Health in London, OH
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fantastic mission and brilliant colleagues

      Cons

      Working from home during COVID

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Prestigious

      Jul 15, 2021 - Senior Consultant in Addis Ababa
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Efficient, relaxing, fast, amazing, learning

      Cons

      It is such a busy environment

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Mission driven

      Jul 5, 2021 - Talent Management Leader in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Employees are motivate by the mission. And for many this is their passion and life’s work.

      Cons

      For many this is their life’s work and purpose which can result in very high goals and heavy workload.

      1 person found this review helpful
    11. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great

      Jun 30, 2021 - Program Officer in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing colleagues. Great opportunities to drive impact. Great place to build at the beginning of your career.

      Cons

      Internal politics. Possibly too large and in sufficiently nimble.

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      1 person found this review helpful
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