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I applied online. The process took 7+ months. I interviewed at Wikimedia Foundation (San Francisco, CA).
Just crazy. Applied in December 2012, first screening interview in February, second interview in March, third interview a couple of weeks later, fourth interview at the end of May. Feedback was always good, and always came 2 to 3 weeks after each interview. All people who have interviewed me gave me completely different (and in more than one case wrong) information about the role.
Meanwhile it took them ages to check my references in Europe because apparently it was too complicated to deal with the different time zone. In one case they even contacted one of my ex chiefs to schedule an appointment and then disappeared...quite embarassing for me.
After 6 months of interviews, e-mail exchanges (about 60), and even promises (in an e-mail I was told next step would be that they put an offer together and I sign it) they just disappeared. After my last job interview I have written many e-mails asking for a final feedback, even if negative, as I had other job offers meanwhile and didn't know whether to go for them or to wait...nobody ever replied. Thanks to Jobvite I found out I had not been selected at the end of July, 7 months after the whole process started.
The most slow, unprofessional and irritating hiring process I have ever heard of in my entire life, I really wish this foundation would invest the donations it gets from Wikipedia users in a more appropriate way. Just shameful.
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