Wikimedia Foundation Overview

  • San Francisco, CA
  • 201 to 500 Employees
  • 2003
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Internet
  • $50 to $100 million (USD)

CompetitorsFacebook, Google, The Mozilla Foundation
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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 ...
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.

Wikimedia Foundation Reviews

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Katherine Maher
Katherine Maher
35 Ratings
Current Employee, more than 1 year
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Mission-driven; exciting work; fabulous colleagues


(Overly)-complex environment; scarcity mentality; need to focus to achieve a better impact; decision-making can bottleneck at the top

Advice to Management

Focus, empower employees, and align resources according to aspirations
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Diversity & Inclusion at Wikimedia Foundation

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Wikimedia Foundation Interviews

Getting an Interview
Applied online91%
Employee Referral8%
Campus Recruiting1%

  1. Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Ghana
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    I applied online. I interviewed at Wikimedia Foundation (Ghana) in May 2021


    I had a really great interview with the interviewer saying "we will get back to you, actually very soon, with next steps". Then next I know I receive a rejection email from their HR. It just did not make sense.

    What experience do you have leading teams.

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Company Updates

July 1, 2020
In support of racial justice in the United States, Wikimedians are collecting and sharing resources to learn more about the history and current events surrounding #BlackLivesMatter. Find out how you can get involved.
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Black Lives Matter
July 1, 2020
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“A world that is changing requires changing how we work.” ... Wikimedia CEO Katherine Maher shares steps we're taking to #StopTheSpread of coronavirus; support our staff, communities, and volunteers; and protect public health.
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People First: Wikimedia's Response to COVID-19

Wikimedia Foundation Awards & Accolades

  • The African Excellence Awards 2018
  • International CooperationPrincess of Asturias Award2015

Pledges & Certifications

  • Tech Hiring Commitment

    Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

  • Social Responsibility Pledge

    Formal programs or foundation to give back to communities

  • Pay Equality Pledge

    Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

  • Diversity Commitment

    Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

  • Pledge to Thrive

    Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

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