"Find the right team and you may be OK but do your due diligence. I would urge women to stay away from the GPA team; extremely high turnover rate and dysfunctional work culture."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
Are women & men treated equally?
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
One thing Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation can improve?
Position or Department
Sr. Program Officer
Level of Flexibility
"The foundation touts its very generous benefits such as its unlimited leave policy; however, the tradeoff is that there is so much work that is demanded from you, that you can't really take time off. Additionally, there is a high level of expectation that you will be available 24-7. It also has a generous parental leave policy (1 year w/ fully paid salary) which is unheard of in the US; however, I also know 2 women who were laid off in the middle of their leave or immediately after returning to the office. This instills a sense of fear in women who want to use the full parental leave benefit. Both of these 'lay offs' were done on the Global Policy and Advocacy (GPA) team. I would not recommend working on that team for this as well as many other reasons related to equity and inclusion."
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Please see my comments above. It's a double-edged sword for women at this place of work."
Would you recommend Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to other women?