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.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A great non-profit; an okay technology organization

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Wikimedia Foundation as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    You have mostly upbeat, brilliant, and idealistic co-workers from all over the world, all working on a project that has global impact. Great opportunities abound if you are young and energetic.

    Cons

    The pace is quick compared to the average non-profit, but it can be glacial compared to other technology firms in the area. For workers based in San Francisco the pay can be low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The WMF needs managers with deeper experience in technology leadership, and to be a flatter organization.

    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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