- Ann Watson is the Vice President of Human Resources at Fandom powered by Wikia. She joined the company in 2012. She previously wrote the intro to the Fandom Values series, which you can read here.
Let me start by saying that I love my job. Not like it, or put up with it, or enjoy it most days—I full-body-yes love my job. Now I know what you're thinking: I'm HR so I can't possibly like a job that's all about getting people in trouble or filing performance reviews. Ever seen The Office? Yeah, you're probably thinking of Toby right now, someone we love to hate, pity, or fear. But I get to be a different kind of HR person, because Fandom is different and we value Balance.
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If I had to choose my favorite value (which is li…
- Ann Watson is the Vice-President of Human Resources at Fandom powered by Wikia. She joined the company in 2012.
Four and a half years ago, I came to a company called Wikia in a similar frame of mind to most of us who started around that time: I was completely in awe of this undersized company supporting such a huge and vibrant community. Without a doubt, my role as the first Human Resources team member was to build infrastructure and do all the things HR people do to help tiny companies become right-sized ones.
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What I was most excited about, though, was this company's community-oriented culture and my role in caring for its future. This is a place where people take care of one another. This is a place where employees go out to get their lun…