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Elastic Overview
Mountain View, CA (US)
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Information Technology
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Founded in 2012 by the people behind Elasticsearch and Apache Lucene, we are the company behind Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana, three open source projects focused on scalability and ease-of-use that help you make sense of your data.

Since our founding ... Read more

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 ... Read more

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Elastic CEO Steven Schuurman
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    "Dynamic, challenging, and truly meaningful work"

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    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.

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Elastic Interviews



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    Senior JavaScript Engineer Interview

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    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Elastic in February 2017.


    Applied online and received an email from one of their internal recruiters. She explained that, since they were receiving so many applicants, they were using a coding challenge to filter out those that might not be qualified. The challenge was a 3-hour-allotted test entirely in JavaScript asking to write functions to solve three fairly trivial, non-real world situations. Each had a description of the desired input and output and tests attached that had to be passed. It was a fairly simple test, taking only about 2 hours.

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • What is hoisting in JavaScript and what is it used for?   Answer Question
    • What are the different options for the position property in CSS and what do they do?   Answer Question
    • What are some features you don't like about such-and-such JavaScript framework?   Answer Question
    • What's your favorite feature of ES2015?   Answer Question
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Company Updates


    A Timeline of Elasticsearch, Kibana, Logstash, Beats, and X-Pack Development

    When attendees turned the corner into the airy fishing-pier-turned-conference-venue for Elastic{ON} 2017, most eyes immediately banked left. They looked up. They looked down. Then they looked far away. And then they walked forward, and paused, and pointed, and stared, and stepped back, and pointed some more. It was exactly what we had hoped for.


    On Distributed Systems and Distributed Teams at Elastic | Elastic

    The distributed systems movement, and open source more broadly, is fueled by solving a series of complex problems: consensus, leader election, failure semantics, among others. Our reasoning about distributed concepts influences system design and implementation. Our understanding impacts that which we build...particularly when we build distributed companies.

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Elastic Awards & Accolades

  • The 2016 Wealthfront Career-Launching Companies List, Wealthfront, 2016
  • Dutch Online Entrepreneur of the Year (Steven Schuurman - CEO), Loey Award, 2015

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