Wikimedia Foundation

  wikimediafoundation.org
  wikimediafoundation.org
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Wikimedia Foundation is changing the world. It's not easy, but does world-changing sound easy?

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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 full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Some of the smartest people in tech. A non-profit that's changing the definition of the term. Insane velocity. The chance to have your work affect hundreds of millions of readers. Get involved with the most complex and fascinating community on the net. Your friends and peers will be impressed. Wicked problems abound.

Cons

Break-neck velocity. All the challenges and nuttiness of a tech start-up, and all of the intensity too. Wikimedia is not a 'break' from your current job - it's probably double the workload and double the complexity.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus and more focus. Senior management is currently working on helping staff zoom in on core projects. This will help staff get something big done sooner, and give everyone a real sense of accomplishment. Getting things done really matters.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep working to clarify policies and improve efficiency.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Fast Paced, closed management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wikimedia Foundation

    Pros

    Room for growth and progression, great co-workers

    Cons

    Management are a closed coup, and disconnected from the community.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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