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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)

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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  1. I worked at Wikia (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun start-up with a lot of social activities
    Great for wiki and mediawiki lovers

    Cons

    Collaboration and communication between departments slowed down as the company grew larger.
    Getting new products to market slowed down, frustrating unless you come from an enterprise style company where things are even slower.
    Many management positions were filled from outside Wikia, demoralizing for hard-working ambitious staff and takes a toll on what used to be the company culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall a good job is done by management. Gender equality could improve in some of the departments. "Hire slow, fire fast" attitude would help this business, also applicable for management positions.

  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Good work life balance, poor management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wikia full-time

    Pros

    - Large user base, a lot of interesting problems
    - Good work life balance
    - Most people are nice and friendly

    Cons

    - Lack of vision and direction
    - Poor planning and execution
    - Lack of trust

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust the people you hire can get things done. Stop micromanaging.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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