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Perfect place for me

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  • 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 a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Recommends
Positive Outlook

Pros

Wikia has a beautiful office with excellent support staff keeping things well maintained. The location is nice, right in between bart/muni and caltrain. The product is open source and has millions of enthusiastic users.

Cons

Every job has it's downsides, but the good far outweighs the bad for me here. One challenge at Wikia is maintaining a very large product with a ton of features that sometimes aren't as well maintained as they would be if there were less features.

Advice to Management

It's nice to have democratic processes but often things are too democratic and decisions just need to be made. This company can err on the side of democracy over getting things done.

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  1. Software Developer

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Poznań, Greater Poland (Poland)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Poznań, Greater Poland (Poland)

    I have been working at Wikia full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good culture, low pressure, good managment (polish office)

    Cons

    Old codebase, bad decisions in the past that hunt us make your job really frustrating

    Advice to Management

    Talk to developers more.

  2. Best employee I've worked for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Poznań, Greater Poland (Poland)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Poznań, Greater Poland (Poland)

    I have been working at Wikia full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - great, startup-like atmosphere
    - challenging tasks
    - developers have a lot of independence and power to make decissions

    Cons

    - a lot of projects are done in PHP, which is not the state of the art
    - late working hours in European offices (HQ are in San Francisco)

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