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A fun and enriching place to work

Engineer (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

Pros* Collaborative atmosphere
* Lots of flexibility
* Plenty of interesting areas to work on, particularly around scalability
* Opportunity to collaborate on MediaWiki, the platform that powers Wikipedia (there are definite avenues to get your changes into core MediaWiki, which means they would be live on Wikipedia)
* Fantastic SF office, recently expanded, with great location across from South Park in SoMa
* Easy commuting from Caltrain, BART; reasonable private parking nearby
* Friendly environment
* Wikia's code is open-source, so you're getting paid to work on an open-source project
* The company is growing rapidly, meaning there's a lot of opportunity to take on new roles and responsibilities

Cons* Commuting can be a pain any time there is a Giants game
* MediaWiki's coding conventions are fairly old-school as far as coding style and architecture goes.
* There is significant technical debt in certain parts of the product, but not much time presently allotted to work on addressing that
* The backend is mostly Perl scripts, so those used to "younger" scripting languages may have a hard time getting acculturated
* The company is growing rapidly, which means that growing pains can arise

Advice to Senior ManagementIt would be nice to emphasize not only product quality but code quality as well. Investing time into refactoring and testing would be time well spent.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Perfect place for me

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Wikia full-time for more than a year


    Pros: Wikia has a beautiful office with excellent support staff keeping things well maintained. The location is… Cons: Every job has it's downsides, but the good far outweighs the bad for me here. One challenge at Wikia is maintaining a… Advice to Senior Management: It's nice to have democratic processes but often things are too democratic and decisions just need… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Poznań, Greater Poland (Poland)

    I have been working at Wikia full-time for more than a year


    Pros: Good culture, low pressure, good managment (polish office) Cons: Old codebase, bad decisions in the past that hunt us… Advice to Senior Management: Talk to developers more. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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