Wikimedia Foundation

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA

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    Very flexible hours/location, incredibly smart & passionate coworkers, and a truly collaborative environment. Super mission oriented.

    Cons

    Low pay, compared to other tech jobs. Lots of change in leadership recently which has caused a fair amount of chaos. People can be not-so-friendly on mailing lists (both public and private).


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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Wikimedia Foundation in April 2015.

    Interview

    Applied via Stack Overflow, initial screen was a written assignment to show understanding of a codebase. After passing that I had an hour long interview with an engineer. Third phase was five hour-long hangouts. This was the bad part - no apparent effort to coordinate among the interviewers meant I answered the same questions again and again. Questions about commitment to the cause finally made me question whether I was enough of a true believer. I bailed after the 3rd interview.

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Top 100 Best NGOs - voted #1, Global journal, 2012

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Website www.wikimediafoundation.org
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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