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Found 451 of over 559 reviews
4.0
85% Recommend to a Friend
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CEO Mark Suzman
98% Approve of CEO

Found 448 of over 559 reviews

4.0
85%
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98%
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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CEO Mark Suzman
Mark Suzman
76 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay, great benefits, focus on good management/managers(in 59 reviews)

  • "Supportive of a work-life balance(in 16 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "That said, much effort is made to ensure that employees have a good work life balance(in 29 reviews)

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

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      paper mail

      May 30, 2022 - Front Desk Receptionist in Saint Leonard, NB
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      polite, easy, good hours, fun

      Cons

      repetitive tasks to accomplish, lazy coworkers

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      NA

      Jan. 19, 2022 - Researcher in Calgary, AB
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      great team to work with.

      Cons

      Political capture in defining priorities

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee

      asd

      Oct. 14, 2021 - Clerk in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very good place, lovely people.

      Cons

      Cons not really but low pay.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Mech Engineer

      Mar. 10, 2021 - Mechanical Engineer in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      organized, fun, nice, kind, and friendly

      Cons

      nothing really that went bad i had good time

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Bill

      Jan. 10, 2021 - Product Builder 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      I can't complain it's good

      Cons

      Fun really good if that

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      great

      Sep. 14, 2020 - Project Manager 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      great costumer service and opportunotes

      Cons

      clean your bathrooms they’re quite dirty

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Program Officer

      Jan. 29, 2023 - Associate Program Officer in Washington, DC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Benefits, working with smart people

      Cons

      Confusing org structure and a lot of ambiguity

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Nice experience

      Jan. 19, 2023 - Director 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great environment Smart people Big vision Massive resources Good flexibility to create and follow though on big ideas

      Cons

      A bit of an echo chamber. Heavy on academics (which is neither good nor bad). Somewhat Limited engagement with target market businesses…mostly focus on local non-profits, think tanks and governments so sometimes big, complicated initiatives involve a lot of analysis but can get bogged down when the program requires negotiations with businesses and transitions into unglamorous delivery.

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great place to work!

      Jan. 2, 2023 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Amazing colleagues and organizational mission

      Cons

      None that come easily to mind

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    11. 5.0
      Current Employee

      High paying

      Dec. 28, 2022 - Research Assistant 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      interesting job with great salary and flexibility

      Cons

      Can work on distributing workload evenly and timely

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    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has an overall rating of 4.0 out of 5, based on over 559 reviews left anonymously by employees. 85% of employees would recommend working at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to a friend and 72% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

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