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Craig Palmer
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    One of the better startups but so much room for improvement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Wikia full-time (more than 3 years)


    - Great coworkers, colleauges depending on the team/group you are on.
    - Supportive senior managers, if they're around.
    - New SF office is awesome! Panoramic views of SF and Sutro Tower
    - Office management is professional and super helpful.
    - Company is showing growth both globally and internationally. Our newest office is in Tokyo, Japan!
    - Work from home is flexible and almost encouraged by management to ensure high productivity.
    - HR is caring and does a thankless job well.
    - Finance folks are super nice and approachable.
    - IT is super responsive and always gets us any gear requested.
    - International team members visit often and are a pleasure to work with.
    - Recently acquired a company called Huddler. Their workers are cool and fit well in the culture.


    - Some uptight players. If you don't work with them, it's easy to avoid them.
    - Some mid-management folks lack a spine. Even when employees are talking loud and clear, they take no action until its too late.
    - There are some dirty jackasses in the office who clearly don't know how to clean up after themselves. Office management always hunts them down!
    - Company happy hours have been less as there's too many folks to accommodate now.
    - One or two bad apples get to ride the Wikia wave after they demonstrated the lack of skill to do their job. Yet, management keeps them around to allow them to collect a paycheck at the expense of the rest of us pulling their load.
    - Engineers are treated like 1st class citizens. The rest of us who aren't senior management (or management, in general) are peasants.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your reports. Why would you ask us to speak up then do nothing? Get rid of the low performers and promote those who show initiative to work. If you do acquire new companies and enployees, dedicate resources to their success. Don't let them float along without guidance.

    Positive Outlook
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Wikia Interviews

Updated Feb 21, 2015
Updated Feb 21, 2015

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Wikia.

    Interview Details

    There was one pseudo-phone screen, which was mainly to gauge my interest and to pitch the company to me. I was invited to SF to see the offices and talk to them about the opportunities available to me. Then I was accepted!

    Interview Questions
    • No interview questions were asked outside of gauging my experience.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I negotiated my salary up by $10 an hour, by comparing the salary to that of another job offering me $20 an hour more than them.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 2005
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $5 to $10 million (USD) per year
Competitors Wikimedia Foundation

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