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Fandom Overview

www.fandom.com
San Francisco, CA
201 to 500 employees
2006
Company - Private
Media
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Fandom powered by Wikia is the world’s largest entertainment fan site. As the fan's voice in entertainment, it's where you can find and share news, commentary, stories, and knowledge on your favorite shows, movies, games and more ... Read more

Mission: Unleash the power of knowledge as influence, enable personal and collective creativity, and distribute rich, original content.

Company Updates

  • We're thrilled to have respected entertainment media veteran Lawrence Yee onboard as Editor in Chief to spearhead FANDOM's global editorial direction and growth!

    Wikia, Inc. Names New FANDOM Editor-in-Chief, Lawrence Yee

    Yee will lead the expansion of coverage breadth and depth across the brand's media channels with a focus on new, original programming as well as spearhead branded content strategy. He will also manage FANDOM's editorial team and its domestic and international growth. Yee will be based out of the Santa Monica, California office.

  • FANDOM's own Brandon Rhea and Mike Delaney talked to io9 about the popular Star Wars wiki, Wookieepedia.

    How Wookieepedia Tackles the Insanely Difficult Task of Chronicling the Entire Star Wars Universe

    There are a number of fan wikis out there, but none of them have probably ever undergone as big a change as Fandom's Wookieepedia did when years of careful archiving of Star Wars lore was suddenly declared to no longer be canon.

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Fandom – Why Work For Us?


Fandom powered by Wikia is the world’s largest entertainment fan site. As the fan's voice in entertainment, it's where you can find and share news, commentary, stories, and knowledge on your favorite shows, movies, games and more. Launched in 2006, Fandom currently boasts 360,000+ fan communities and a global audience of over 190 million monthly uniques and growing.

  • Games
  • Movies
  • TV
  • Comics
  • Music
  • Books
  • Lifestyle

Whether fans are seeking the latest word on Dragon Age gameplay, adding details to Harry Potter’s family history, or looking for the perfect summer cocktail recipe, Wikia provides an environment for all superfan types to be original and empower their social presence through a creative and collaborative community.

Our Mission

Unleash the power of knowledge as influence. Wikia provides a trusted and customizable collaborative publishing platform on which everyone - really, everyone - can pursue a complete chronicle of what they know and love on subjects that range from video games, movies, TV, and books, to cars, cooking, crafts, education, and travel. By doing so, we empower the expert and satisfy the curious.

Enable personal and collective creativity. Our communities assemble on their own initiative and dwell as living, breathing entertainment destinations -- interconnected through a shared desire to create, collaborate, learn, and inform. The more you learn, the more you have to share. That magnetic appeal our fans organically generate is contagious and inspiring.

Distribute rich, original content. Collaboration is what makes Wikia’s content unique. Our site supports powerful search engine discovery and complementary curation tools for video, photo, text, quizzes, and more. Wikia contributors and readers return again and again for real, useful information -- visiting an average of 4.8 times per month to consume an average of eight pages each visit.

Want to help establish a new standard of Fandom? Interested in creating and completing projects together with others for the benefit of millions? Looking to channel your knowledge, experience, and passion into a new type of media company?


We are Fandom, powered by Wikia, and we're on a worldwide hunt for bright, creative, and determined individuals to join our team, accelerate our growth, and share in our love for all things pop culture. Just like our communities, we are a collaborative and passionate bunch. We have offices in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan and Poznan, Poland and Cologne, Germany.


Our US employees are treated to competitive benefits and a 401K, pet-friendly offices and healthy-snack-focused kitchens. Globally we show our Fandom on Wikia Days, our innovation during Hackathons, our competitive side at any opportunity (Whiffle ball anyone?) and share an abnormal appreciation for holidays.

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More reasons why people love working at Fandom powered by Wikia:

  • We have more than 120 million global unique users that make up over 400,000 collaborative communities engaging with us on web and mobile each month.
  • We have a fanatic devotion to scalability, performance, and innovation.
  • Wikia is rooted in the LAMP stack, but we also dabble in node.js, WebSockets, Sass, and jQuery.
  • We are collaborative to the core, literally: we're based on MediaWiki, the same open-sourced software used to power Wikipedia, and we contribute to that project.
  • We enable people to discover, create, and curate rich, original content to better appreciate the world they live in.

Unleash the power of knowledge as influence. Fandom provides a trusted and customizable collaborative publishing platform on which everyone - really, everyone - can pursue a complete chronicle of what they know and love on subjects that range from video games, movies, TV, and books, to cars, cooking, crafts, education, and travel. By doing so, we empower the expert and satisfy the curious.

Enable personal and collective creativity. Our communities assemble on their own initiative and dwell as living, breathing entertainment destinations -- interconnected through a shared desire to create, collaborate, learn, and inform. The more you learn, the more you have to share. That magnetic appeal our fans organically generate is contagious and inspiring.

Distribute rich, original content. Collaboration is what makes Fandom's content unique. Our site supports powerful search engine discovery and complementary curation tools for video, photo, text, quizzes, and more. Wikia contributors and readers return again and again for real, useful information -- visiting an average of 4.8 times per month to consume an average of eight pages each visit.


Balance, Collaboration, Community, Heart, and Trust....these are the values we focus on every day at Wikia...

                                                                                                                         

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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    I have been working at Fandom full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wikia is a great place to work - the Company is evolving to be more of a media company and using its strengths (including its huge fan base and extremely knowledgeable/ passionate fans) to make this a success while at the same time nurturing and growing its core business which are its communities. Management has been very open about this and associated developments and the opportunities are huge.
    The employees at Wikia are engaged, caring and motivated. Management is strong, communicative and, from my perspective, makes the right decisions.

    Cons

    With the company's evolution there has been some change including some layoffs and some new hires. Also, change can be hard. While some decisions have probably been difficult to make, they had to be made. It is fine for those who disagree with the decisions to criticize them; however, some of the posted comments cross the line from critical to personal, and that is unfortunate (some may say it is to be expected). Regardless, the bottom line for me is that the company is on the right path and the results prove it.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be transparent with your decisions. Solicit feedback from employees.

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Fandom Interviews

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    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Fandom (San Francisco, CA) in November 2016.

    Interview

    Very easy and welcoming. Everyone I spoke to was immediately approachable and very clear about what the job would entail. Like the best interviews, they didn't feel judgmental. It just felt like tow people having a normal, civil, and enlightening discussion. The interviewers were always prompt and able to answer any question I had.

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