On Wed, Jan 6, 2016 at 10:18 AM, Craig Franklin <cfranklin(a)halonetwork.net>
While it's not hard to find a WMF employee who
will privately (or
increasingly, not-so-privately) complain of poor morale, I'd be wary of
reading too much into submissions to sites like Glassdoor. Employees that
are content rarely take the time to report this, so you end up with a
skewed sample consisting largely of the unhappy and demotivated.
Looking a bit further into Glassdoor disproves that theory.
For comparison, here are two non-profits of roughly similar size for
* NPR has an approval rating of 4.0 out of 5, based on 96 reviews, with 79%
saying they would recommend working there to a friend.
* The American Enterprise Institute has an approval rating of 4.1 out of 5,
based on 53 reviews, with 89% saying they would recommend working there to
You can find approval ratings in excess of 90% on Glassdoor for some large
corporates, based on literally thousands of reviews.