Wikimedia Foundation

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Changing the world and having fun.

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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 (more than 3 years)

Pros

Driven, motivated staff. Smart managers. Great, downtown SF office.

Cons

Some of the benefits are being cut back (staff lunch, I miss you), but in fairness others are being added. Management seems to over-value the tech side of the house, while undervaluing the non-tech but soft "community" side.

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Pay attention to the community side. Remember that half your staff doesn't work in tech.

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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 (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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    Positive Outlook
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  2. 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.

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