Mission: We believe getting immediate, actionable insight from data matters. As the company behind the three open source projects — Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana — designed to take data from any source and search, analyze, and visualize it in real time, we are ...
I have been working at Elastic full-time (More than a year)
Working at Elastic has been a consistently rewarding experience:
* Genuinely fascinating product use cases across every imaginable industry and organization: financial, technological, scientific, non-profit, educational, e-commerce, and many more for practically any organization one can name
* Inspiring and positive vision for the future
* Thought leadership in regards to hiring, diversity, transparency, and continuous improvement
* A diverse, global, social, and truly fun team
Challenges of course do exist, as they do in any fast-growing company in a highly competitive market. The rate of growth and change is rapid and constant, and the company is racing to stay one step ahead. Expectations are high. Good teamwork, communication, and at times, patience and perseverance, are required. The open-source world is both open and chaotic, perhaps why also exciting and limitless.
Advice to Management
Stay true to the vision of being steadfastly caring, principled, open, and connected to the community, even as you achieve greater success.
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Elastic in February 2017.
Following that I was informed that I passed on to a call with the recruiter where we chatted about the available positions that fit my skill set and my past experience and typical first interview "get to know you" questions.
Following that I was set up for a technical interview which is where things went a bit sideways. The developer I met with clearly didn't want to be there and hadn't so much as glanced at my resume, portfolio, summary, or open source work on GitHub. The developer spent about 45 minutes asking pretty junior level development questions that were from a prepared list and only vaguely engaging in conversation.
I was told before the technical interview that the followup would be a take-home project that would then be reviewed with a developer and possibly more technical interviews but I withdrew before that point.