Wikimedia Foundation

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Dedicated, mission driven, growing organization

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Wikimedia Foundation

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

All the passion of a mission driven non-profit, with crazy smart staff.
Excellent benefits.
Management who cares.
An environment with minimal hierarchy with a high level of transparency.

Cons

Yes, it's a non-profit so comp isn't as high as tech companies, but staff are here for the mission.
Some growing pains from being a tiny foundation, but these are being addressed and structure is carefully being made.

Advice to Management

Keep working to clarify policies and improve efficiency.

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  1. Too many cooks

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Wikimedia Foundation as a contractor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great Mission, many committed people.

    Cons

    Contracted for a short, contained research project. Changed managers midstream and the objectives changed, lacked clarity, and direction. Last payment got "missed" and had to be chased.

    Advice to Management

    Less politics in the workplace and more clarity in the details would result in better quality deliverables.

  2. Mostly positive, with some cultural difficulties due to growth.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wikimedia Foundation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work in an innovative NGO with global impact.

    Cons

    Political culture hard to navigate.

    Advice to Management

    The political commitment to free knowledge matters more than product design.

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