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Found 25 of over 27 reviews
3.7
74% Recommend to a Friend
85% Approve of CEO

Found 25 of over 27 reviews

3.7
74%
Recommend to a Friend
85%
Approve of CEO
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation President Harvey V. Fineberg  (no image)
Harvey V. Fineberg
10 Ratings
  1. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great benefits - job is great if your manager is great

    Nov. 28, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Unlimited PTO, 401k match, great benefits

    Cons

    Directors need training dealing with co-workers

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Program Director

    Nov. 3, 2022 - Program Director 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Hire great people; aspirational work

    Cons

    subject to changes in strategy by Board

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Great place to work

    Sep. 29, 2022 - Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Mission-driven, the people are wonderful, the benefits are great. Your job will contribute to making the world a better place.

    Cons

    Few job growth possibilities and quite hierarchical given its small size.

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Mostly a great place to work

    Jan. 24, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Exciting programmatic areas, motivated staff, solid benefits, founders with a clear vision.

    Cons

    As is the case with many not-for-profit organizations, the foundation does not have a performance reward system to speak of.

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  6. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Technology Specialist

    Aug. 25, 2020 - Senior Technology, Audio Visual Training & Support in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Most wonderful Organization, making a difference in the World. Best Manager, Best IT and AV teams to work with Most energetic, dedicated staff

    Cons

    Too much food all around :)

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    1 person found this review helpful
  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Overall great place to work, with some small improvements needed

    Aug. 12, 2020 - Program Officer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Amazing benefits and pay, lots of flex time, beautiful facilities, talented colleagues. Harvey is an excellent leader and has been very supportive of the organization's employees during the pandemic.

    Cons

    Still grappling with management training issues. Manager effectiveness is all over the map and expectations don't seem consistent. They would benefit from a consistent, clear performance review system that holds managers accountable to their training objectives.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Dream Job !

    Jul. 20, 2020 - Administrative Assistant in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, flex vacation, work-life balance

    Cons

    None that I can't think off

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    1 person found this review helpful
  9. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Disappointed in management

    Aug. 21, 2020 - Project Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    They have really good weekly lunches

    Cons

    Management is horrible and needs to go.

    1 person found this review helpful
  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Privilege to work here

    Feb. 9, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The founders of the foundation, Gordon and Betty Moore, "want the Foundation to tackle large, important issues at a scale where it can achieve significant and measurable impacts." This level of ambition is reflected throughout the work of the foundation. I find colleagues to be dedicated and passionate and, under Harvey Fineberg's leadership, a group that is really coming into its own. The office is fun (Office Olympics anyone?) and the benefits are outstanding. It's a privilege to work here.

    Cons

    Maybe too many internal meetings?

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    3 people found this review helpful
  11. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Good experience with some down sides

    Dec. 12, 2017 -  
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Really great benefits - lots of vacation, health/dental is good, gym in the office, and contribution matching. Working at Moore opens a lot of doors for networking.

    Cons

    Lots of overhead to get things done. Not enough trust in program staff which makes it difficult to fell empowered and do the job well. Not okay with telecommuting and located far from public transportation. Organization is run very "old school" - lots of management watching, all staff meetings, top-down requirements on communication and technology. No chance for upward mobility within the organization. Raises are not given other than cost of living (which is not well scaled with bay area rental increases).

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Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has an overall rating of 3.7 out of 5, based on over 27 reviews left anonymously by employees. 74% of employees would recommend working at Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to a friend and 77% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 6% over the last 12 months.

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