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Wikia Interview Questions

Updated Dec 11, 2014
Updated Dec 11, 2014
8 Interview Reviews

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    Content Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Wikia.

    Interview Details

    Not impressed. First, I received their boilerplate email saying "thank you but no thanks", however a few weeks later I heard from their recruiter to set up an interview. Apparently I was not supposed to receive that email. Kind of a big whoops.

    The recruiter was great, very friendly, well-spoken and quick to respond, but the so called hiring manager I spoke with sounded like an intern. The HM would ask a question and 10 secs later cut me off saying "O that's great!", even though I had nowhere near answered the question asked. Having interviewed many people in the past, I turned the phone interview around to interview the HM and find out more about the company. Honestly, I thought I was in the hiring position. It was strange and reflected very poorly on the company, so much so that I opted out of interviewing further. In addition the starting pay was laughable.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    IT ASSISTANT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Wikia in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Was contacted via email. Had phone interview and then was asked to come in for onsite interview. Everyone was very friendly and awesome. Unfortunately I wasnt offered a job. The recruiter even offered feedback from the interview. Overall great learning expereince! Seems like a great place to work for

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked do you prefer working in a team enviornment or by yourself.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Wikia in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    After responding to a posting online I received an email from HR for an initial interview. That interview went well and another phone interview was scheduled, now with a VP of sales. That interview also went well and led to a phone interview with the overall sales VP (in NYC). This interview went well enough--an in-person interview was set up with the original sales VP. Upon arrival I was interviewed first by the sales planner with the VP present and then just by the VP.

    The interview seemed to go well enough and I was told that HR would contact me with next steps. HR never did contact me, so after a week I emailed the VP directly to reiterate that I was interested and softly inquiring about the status of the position. I received no response. I never heard from anyone there again.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked how I would respond to advertisers' concerns about potential content issues since the content on Wikia is all user-generated.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Technical Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Wikia in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    The recruiter I spoke to on the phone was really nice, personable and delightful to converse with. He was thorough and happy to be apart of Wikia - which is awesome and refreshing! Towards the end of our phone conversation, the top of compensation came up. Unfortunately, the position pay is extremely low and a pitch above entry-level. The job description asks for someone with plenty of technical knowledge, versatility and comfortable with engineers yet, the pay is not up to par with the skill set. It's a shame as Wikia seems like a really great company to be with and has a promising outlook. I hope their management will consider a reasonable pay rate for the position otherwise risk losing out on qualified candidates.

    Interview Questions
    • Are you able to get into San Francisco?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Wikia in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Multi step interview process:

    Skype conference with QA Manager and tech lead.
    In person interview with 3 engineers
    Final in person interview with SVP.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing unexpected. Or may be in my almost 20 year career I've heard all kinds of questions and nothing can surprise me now :)
      Technical questions mixed with other types of questions.

      Example:

      Sample of Java code was provided and I was asked to read/modify it for different results.
      Linux command line questions.
      Database questions (SQL queries)
      Also other non-tech questions.
       
      Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Easy negotiation. Received an offer, submitted counter offer. Got new offer within few hours. Accepted offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    QA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Wikia.

    Interview Details

    Phone i/w and on-site 1-1

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Wikia.

    Interview Details

    The interview process felt pretty haphazard and uncoordinated. It was clear they lacked experience interviewing for this type of role. The people were friendly and rolled with the punches so it wasn't unpleasant.

    It also wasn't challenging. A lot of the same questions asked in different ways from different people. I had the impression that they weren't talking with each other. I did sense some salesmanship in the process, but that was also sort of randomly applied here and there.

    Negotiation Details
    Pretty straightforward. The company favors equity over salary. It was pretty obvious that the first offer had a negotiation buffer built in and it wasn't hard to ask some leading questions to find the pre-planned sweetener.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    QA Engineer Position Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Wikia in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    They Asked me my offshore team and testing experience

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

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