Program Coordinator in Seattle, WA
This review has no bearing on the Gates family, only org Management, who spend too much time and limited resources making their strategies perfect, and should focus more on taking risks, project execution and impact. Overall excellent benefits package, cannot be compared to any other organization. Inclusive and collaborative work culture. You can achieve work/life-balance if you have a manager that supports it and if you prioritize this for yourself. Otherwise, it won't happen.The hardest part of the job is listening to people talk over each other as they explain what they're planning to do. There's this overwhelming cultural bent to "bring everyone along" literally every step of the way. The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing the goals of the Co-Chairs and their mission play out and making progress with spirited and talented people. Managers need to protect their talent from getting bogged down in too much strategy and let them execute. Let people fail if you have to and stop covering your own A*#. Also, while job security is strong, support staff need clearer career paths within the organization. There are tons of unused resources just crammed in support roles. Let some of those highly capable people out of their little boxes! Management will be surprised at what they find.
Salesforce Developer/Admin in Seattle, WA
Fun workplace with ping pong table.
It is a constant learning platform.
The management is good.
The work culture is good.
The most enjoyable part of the job is Teamwork.
Senior Program Assistant, Global Health in Seattle, WA
You know with certainty that your work contributes to the success of the organization and supports their mission. At the end of the day you go home feeling fulfilled.
Program Officer in Seattle, WA
A company and organization extremely committed to improving the lives of people across the world. Many of the people and leaders at the foundation are some of the best individuals to work along side.
Project Management in Seattle, WA
Had a great work environment and opportunity to meet with many people over coffee chats. Attended many learning sessions and events on campus. Everyone was nice and friendly.