Wikia – Why Work For Us?

Wikia is 120 million fans strong and ranked a Top 20 Site by Quantcast. We operate the world’s largest network of collaboratively published content on the web.

Wikia is home to over 400,000 communities for fans, by fans. We are often cited as the best source of accurate, dynamic, and fresh fan-authored information that is fueling virtually all aspects of popular culture: console and mobile games, cable and streaming TV shows, music festivals, big movie franchises, major sporting events, anticipated book releases, fashion trends and DIY, food and drink recipes, and current events on an international scale. Wikia's fan base continues to fuel consistent growth with over 2 billion global monthly page views in over 200 languages -- more than 40% of the traffic coming exclusively from mobile visits. Fans find their favorite fandoms through seven distinct and discoverable hubs.

  • Games
  • Movies
  • TV
  • Comics
  • Music
  • Books
  • Lifestyle

Whether fans are seeking the latest word on Dragon Age gameplay, adding details to Harry Potter’s family history, or looking for the perfect summer cocktail recipe, Wikia provides an environment for all superfan types to be original and empower their social presence through a creative and collaborative community.

Our Mission

Unleash the power of knowledge as influence. Wikia provides a trusted and customizable collaborative publishing platform on which everyone - really, everyone - can pursue a complete chronicle of what they know and love on subjects that range from video games, movies, TV, and books, to cars, cooking, crafts, education, and travel. By doing so, we empower the expert and satisfy the curious.

Enable personal and collective creativity. Our communities assemble on their own initiative and dwell as living, breathing entertainment destinations -- interconnected through a shared desire to create, collaborate, learn, and inform. The more you learn, the more you have to share. That magnetic appeal our fans organically generate is contagious and inspiring.

Distribute rich, original content. Collaboration is what makes Wikia’s content unique. Our site supports powerful search engine discovery and complementary curation tools for video, photo, text, quizzes, and more. Wikia contributors and readers return again and again for real, useful information -- visiting an average of 4.8 times per month to consume an average of eight pages each visit.

Want to help establish a new standard of fandom? Interested in creating and completing projects together with others for the benefit of millions? Looking to channel your knowledge, experience, and passion into a new type of media company?


We are Wikia, and we're on a worldwide hunt for bright, creative, and determined individuals to join our team, accelerate our growth, and share in our love for all things pop culture. Just like our communities, we are a collaborative and passionate bunch. We have offices in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan and Poznan, Poland and Cologne, Germany.


Our US employees are treated to competitive benefits and a 401K, pet-friendly offices and healthy-snack-focused kitchens. Globally we show our fandom on Wikia Days, our innovation during Hackathons, our competitive side at any opportunity (Whiffle ball anyone?) and share an abnormal appreciation for holidays.

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More reasons why people love working at Wikia:

  • We have more than 120 million global unique users that make up over 400,000 collaborative communities engaging with us on web and mobile each month.
  • We have a fanatic devotion to scalability, performance, and innovation.
  • Wikia is rooted in the LAMP stack, but we also dabble in node.js, WebSockets, Sass, and jQuery.
  • We are collaborative to the core, literally: we're based on MediaWiki, the same open-sourced software used to power Wikipedia, and we contribute to that project.
  • We enable people to discover, create, and curate rich, original content to better appreciate the world they live in.

Unleash the power of knowledge as influence. Wikia provides a trusted and customizable collaborative publishing platform on which everyone - really, everyone - can pursue a complete chronicle of what they know and love on subjects that range from video games, movies, TV, and books, to cars, cooking, crafts, education, and travel. By doing so, we empower the expert and satisfy the curious.

Enable personal and collective creativity. Our communities assemble on their own initiative and dwell as living, breathing entertainment destinations -- interconnected through a shared desire to create, collaborate, learn, and inform. The more you learn, the more you have to share. That magnetic appeal our fans organically generate is contagious and inspiring.

Distribute rich, original content. Collaboration is what makes Wikia’s content unique. Our site supports powerful search engine discovery and complementary curation tools for video, photo, text, quizzes, and more. Wikia contributors and readers return again and again for real, useful information -- visiting an average of 4.8 times per month to consume an average of eight pages each visit.


Wikia Reviews

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    I worked at Wikia (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun start-up with a lot of social activities Great for wiki and mediawiki lovers

    Cons

    Collaboration and communication between departments slowed down as the company grew larger. Getting new products to market slowed down, frustrating unless you come from an enterprise style company where things are even slower. Many management positions were filled from outside Wikia, demoralizing for hard-working ambitious staff and takes a toll on what used to be the company culture.

    Advice to Management

    Overall a good job is done by management. Gender equality could improve in some of the departments. "Hire slow, fire fast" attitude would help this business, also applicable for management positions.


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    Summer Software Engineering Interview

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    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Wikia (San Francisco, CA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    The HR manager was very friendly and very welcoming. When I got there I had an interview with two of the people on the Software Engineering Team. It was a bit intimidating at first since it was my first interview, but then once I started talking to the two team members, it felt very comfortable because it was mostly technical questions. Afterwards they let me ask questions about what they do and what their company is aiming for.

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Additional Info

Website www.wikia.com
Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2006
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $5 to $10 million (USD) per year
Competitors Wikimedia Foundation

Wikia is The Social Universe for Fans, by Fans. Ranked as a 2014 Top 20 Site on Quantcast, Wikia operates the world’s largest network of collaboratively published content on the web, including 120 million fans, over 400,000 communities, and more than 2 billion global monthly page views in over 200 languages -- more than 40% coming exclusively from mobile visits. Wikia is the ... More

Mission: Unleash the power of knowledge as influence. Wikia provides a trusted and customizable collaborative publishing platform on which everyone - really, everyone - can pursue a complete chronicle of what they know and love on subjects that range from video games, movies, TV, and books, to cars, cooking, crafts, education, and travel. By doing so, we empower the expert and satisfy the curious. Enable personal and collective creativity.

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