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    Great work with people who are striving for the mission.

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    I have been working at Wikimedia Foundation full-time (more than 5 years)


    The foundation respects and appreciates every member of the staff, every manager I've worked with has listened and responded to feedback and almost every member of staff is trying their best to do what is best for the mission.


    We are still growing, the organization is in flux and not completely sure what direction it wants to go in yet. The massive influx of new staff has led to a lot of people who want to do what is best but have no understanding of the culture of the movement and the community and do not understand the desire for careful progress.

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Wikimedia Foundation Interviews

Updated Aug 12, 2014
Updated Aug 12, 2014

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    Community Director Interview

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    I applied online. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at Wikimedia Foundation.

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    The position was being filled through a recruiter. I was called to interview 4 months after submitting my resume. I met once with the recruiter by phone and then had an in person interview with 3 senior executives, including the head of HR and the person the position reported in to. The interview itself was actually very collegial and the conversation flowed well.

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Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2003
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Media
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Competitors Facebook

Want free access to the sum of all human knowledge? Wikimedia Foundation can give it to you. The not-for-profit organization has produced a plethora of free-content wiki projects, including one of the most visited sites on the Internet, online collaborative encyclopedia Wikipedia (the foundation's first project). The term wiki (a Hawaiian word for "fast") describes a collection of Web pages designed to enable anyone with Internet access to contribute or modify content. Wikimedia has a paid staff of about 30, while hundreds of thousands of volunteers contribute content. The... More

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