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"Dedicated, mission driven, growing organization"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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No opinion of CEO

Pros

All the passion of a mission driven non-profit, with crazy smart staff.
Excellent benefits.
Management who cares.
An environment with minimal hierarchy with a high level of transparency.

Cons

Yes, it's a non-profit so comp isn't as high as tech companies, but staff are here for the mission.
Some growing pains from being a tiny foundation, but these are being addressed and structure is carefully being made.

Advice to Management

Keep working to clarify policies and improve efficiency.

Other Employee Reviews for Wikimedia Foundation

  1. "Current employee"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wikimedia Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Incredible benefits - health care, generous PTO, holiday, and sick leave. Flexible work schedules.

    Cons

    Externally, they are very mission driven and conscious of the community which is truly refreshing. However, the internal office culture still needs some work. HR is not the greatest and enables some childish behavior which prohibits basic business operations. Teams operate in silos and overall is not a great collaborative work environment.


  2. "A happy engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wikimedia Foundation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I work in engineering. The people I work with are bright and engaged, an interesting (and, I think, healthy) mix of CS Ph.D. types and people with other backgrounds. People believe in the mission.

    The organization seems very well run, particularly under the current Executive Director.

    Cons

    Team cultures can vary pretty widely, and there are some curmudgeons here and there. Happily, they are not the norm.

    Advice to Management

    The organization is in a good place. Try to remain focused on the mission and not get too caught up in present political concerns. Remember that we serve the communities, not they us.

    Wikimedia Foundation Response

    May 18, 2017 – Talent and Culture

    Thank you so much for your review! We are fortunate enough to have extremely talented & passionate staff that work towards achieving the Foundations' mission, in which every single human being can ... More

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