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I have been working at Wikistrat as a contractor (less than an year)Pros
The quest to improve intelligence analysis is never-ending. Researchers are currently examining how relying on a larger pool of analysts can improve intelligence analysis. The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) even has a program dedicated to this called, “Aggregative Contingent Estimation.”
And this is where Wikistrat leads the way. Wikistrat relies on a global network of analysts, with a variety of backgrounds, to conduct geopolitical strategic analysis and forecasting.
I’ve only been with Wikistrat for a few months but I’ve already had the opportunity to participate in some interesting simulations and forecasting opportunities. I’ve also had the opportunity to meet new people and learn new things. The opinions and insights of the Wikistrat network vary as much as the background of the analysts in the network.
Intelligence analysis is an incredibly difficult and usually thankless job. Successful analysis is often kept quiet with others (often not without merit) receiving credit. But when a disaster occurs one of the first questions the public asks is, “Why didn’t intelligence warn us about this?” A professional acquaintance once described this peculiarity in the following way: “When something goes right they call it an operational success. But when something goes wrong they call it an intelligence failure.”
Wikistrat, with its global pool of analysts, is doing its part to make intelligence failures a rarer thing.Cons
If you are looking for an immediate, full-time job Wikistrat is not the place for you. You can earn money through Wikistrat and the amount of money you earn is dependent on the level of your participation. So far I am pleased with the amount of money I've earned from Wikistrat.
However, when you start out with Wikistrat you will not earn enough to make it a full-time job. There isn't anything wrong with this (Wikistrat is a network of analysts and those analysts that participate are consultants--not employees) but if people go into Wikistrat with the wrong impression of what it is they will be sorely disappointed.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Keep working to promote individual analysts and keep reaching out to both the public and private sectors in order to promote Wikistrat and advise these sectors of what Wikistrat can provide them.RecommendsPositive OutlookNo opinion of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week – interviewed at Wikistrat in January 2013.Interview Details
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Wikistrat is the world’s first Massively Multiplayer Online Consultancy (MMOC). It leverages a global network of subject-matter experts via a patent pending crowdsourcing methodology to provide insights unavailable anywhere else. This online network offers a uniquely powerful and unprecedented strategic consulting service: the internet’s only central intelligence exchange for strategic analysis and forecasting. These ideas and insights are delivered, for the first time, on a real-time, interactive platform.