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Wikimedia Foundation Overview

San Francisco, CA
201 to 500 employees
2003
Nonprofit Organization
Information Technology
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Facebook, Google
The Wikimedia Foundation is the non-profit organization that supports and operates Wikipedia and many other free knowledge projects. All of our work is guided by our mission to share the sum of all knowledge with every person in the world. In collaboration with a network of ... Read more

Mission: The mission of the Wikimedia Foundation is to empower and engage people around the world to collect and develop educational content under a free license or in the public domain, and to disseminate it effectively and globally.

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    I worked at Wikimedia Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Great exposure to fascinating legal issues and really wonderful people.

    Cons

    None. I really loved it!

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Wikimedia Foundation Photos

Wikimedia Foundation photo of: Lane Hartwell CC BY-SA 3.0
Wikimedia Foundation photo of: Mary Breckinridge mothers room
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Wikimedia Foundation Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Wikimedia Foundation (San Francisco, CA) in November 2016.

    Interview

    There were 3 waves of interviews, and 1 exam. One was a standard HR phone call, the second was with someone on the survey team, then there was a simple exam, and finally an interview with two members of the survey team (one being the supervisor). The process wasn't very hard, but took a very long time. Add to that they completely stopped communicating after the last interview, and you'd have to bug them to find out your application status.

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Company Updates

  • We're hiring a Director of Security to help protect Wikipedia, a top 10 website that provides free access to knowledge around the world, empowering people of all cultures & ages through information! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQlSU

    Director of Security

    San Francisco or Remote

  • We're excited to be listed as one of the "Top 50 Companies For Remote, Part Time Gigs" on FlexJobs & Forbes! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ48f

    The Top 50 Companies For Remote, Part-Time Gigs

    More than one in six people in the U.S. are currently working part-time, clocking in less than 40 hours a week, says a report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Mix remote work into that equation, and you've got a recipe for happiness-or at the least, flexibility and work-life balance.

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Wikimedia Foundation Awards & Accolades

  • International Cooperation, Princess of Asturias Award, 2015
  • Erasmus Prize, Praemium Erasmianum Foundation, 2015
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