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"Great experience"

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Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
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Positive Outlook

I worked at Wikistrat as an intern

Pros

Worked on very cool simulations with the topic academic experts in the fields
Was able to publish my work through Wikistrat's extensive publication contact base

Cons

Very hard to get recognized and move up from the intern position
Compensation should be more defined and tangible

Advice to Management

Re-do the compensation strategy

Other Employee Reviews for Wikistrat

  1. "Ein echt globaler Think-Tank, eine epistemische Gemeinschaft vom Feinsten"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Wikistrat part-time (More than a year)

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    Pros

    Wikistrat bietet die einmalige Gelegenheit, zu diskutieren und gemeinsam politische und geostrategische Analysen von aktuellen Krisen und wichtigen Entwicklungen mit Experten der verschiedenen Gebiete, Standorte und Dienstalter zu entwickeln. Es bietet ein Diskussionsforum und ermöglicht damit dem Nachwuchs, seine Analysen und Ideen in Diskussionen mit älteren Experten zu testen. Die Heterogenität der beruflichen Hintergründe der Teilnehmer ermöglicht gemeinsame Analysen, welche von der Vielfalt der Ideenansätze insofern profitieren, als sich durch den Anstieg der beteiligten Analysten die Wahrscheinlichkeit verringert, wichtige Aspekte zu vernachlässigen. Wikistrat ist ein Mittel für eine epistemische Gemeinschaft, in regelmäßigen Abständen zu interagieren (statt nur in Jahreskonferenzen zum Beispiel). Geldwerte Vorteile sind willkommener Nebeneffekt, aber nicht die Motivation, sich zu beteiligen. Es bietet ein einzigartiges Netzwerk von Experten weltweit und fördert Wissensaustausch unter den Teilnehmern.

    Cons

    Analysen müssen tiefgründig sein, bloße Ausdrücke der Meinungen von anderen Analysten werden nicht akzeptiert, die erfolgreiche und erfreuliche Beteiligung erfordert daher weitere Forschungsaktivitäten. Die Mitglieder dieses Think-Tanks befinden sich weltweit, in Zeiten erhöhter Aktivität (z. B. einer aufkeimenden Krise) können die wirklich 24-7-Entwicklungen daher sehr anspruchsvoll sein.

    Advice to Management

    Setzen Sie die gute Arbeit fort!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Researcher"

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    Current Employee - BD Center of Excellence Specialist At EY in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - BD Center of Excellence Specialist At EY in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wikistrat part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great platform for networking, connecting, and working with like-minded professionals across a variety of métiers and in multiplicity of roles
    - Superb way to enhance one's personal knowledge capacity and stay up to date with revolving and evolving ideas and theories if are actively engaged in the company's unique method of 'collaborative competition'
    - Opportunities to collaborate with senior professionals
    - Is a great open forum for debate to work through real-time, ongoing situations in international relations and geopolitics

    Cons

    - Compensation not equitable to the amount of time one commits to doing the work, even if it is done on a part-time, casual basis as the platform allows one to
    - Sometimes one's voice can get lost among all the talented professionals contributing to what is, for all intensive purposes, a private-sector open-source intelligence analytical space
    - Because of the unique way that the platform engages its analysts by their accrual of 'points', sometimes the discussions can devolve from substantiated debate to trivial point-making, which in and of itself is not necessarily a bad thing. But when more time is spent doing this simply to accrue personal points or praise points, this can detract from the overall point of one contributing to the organization, which is to ultimately provide innovative, extremely well-thought out and sourced deliverables to clients.

    Advice to Management

    The senior management within this very fun and disruptive company should seek to engage more members in active client engagements, such as in war gaming simulations and report writing. This would allow for a more diversity of thought, and keep members interested and active in the platform, and would not necessarily dilute the analyses as they could of course always be edited for clarity.

    Furthermore, more funds should be dolled out to members for their active participation, even if they are small amounts. Again, this would contribute to the overall aim of the company, which is to provide unique, thought-provoking reports and analyses on global affairs. If members are not actively engaged or leave the platform because they believe that they and their opinion are not being valued, figuratively and literally, then there is potential for a large information gap that could be utilized by the organization towards achieving these end goals for clients.

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