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Elastic Overview
Mountain View, CA (US)
501 to 1000 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.

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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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    "Challenging and rewarding work environment"

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    Great group of people, really brings out the best in me.
    Every team in the organization is above anything I have experienced in other work places. Just super awesome people all over.
    The company has a great culture, transparency is highly valued and almost religiously practiced, and all employees can make their opinion heard and respected.
    The work is intensive, the bar is high, and the company has ambitious goals. So this isn't a place to rest and relax.
    The leadership team is highly capable and inspiring. They have a very clear vision and and an excellent foundation to fulfill it.


    Working from afar can be a bit difficult and not for everyone. Especially if you're not in a US time zone. Expect to make compromises and be flexible with your time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you do!
    Pay attention to non-US employees and balance meetings and online activities between them and US-based employees. One of the greatest assets of this company is its distributed nature, strive hard to maintain it.

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Elastic Interviews



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    The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Elastic.


    The interview process consisted of roughly 6 stages.
    Most it seemed was more so around the cultural fit with the company and your knowledge of Elastic and its products. The questions weren't your cookie cutter ones such as 'name three strengths and weaknesses' and was generally more relaxed. They'll dive into your work history, why you left, what your work involved etc., pretty standard but great in that it wasn't high pressure.

    My recommendation, as cliche as it sounds, is know the product and ask well thought out questions. Management may seem intimidating but they're really down to earth and a good representation of the types of people you'll work with.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see yourself after 'x' amount of time in this role?   Answer Question
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Company Updates


    Centrally Manage, Monitor, and Provision Elasticsearch at Scale

    We are doing backflips and handstands about Elastic Cloud Enterprise (ECE) 1.0 officially becoming GA. This new product lets you provision, monitor, and orchestrate a fleet of Elasticsearch clusters and Kibana instances the way you want, in the environment you choose, from a single console.


    Introducing Machine Learning for the Elastic Stack

    Today we're proud to announce the first release of machine learning features for the Elastic Stack, available via X-Pack. Joining Elastic has been like jumping on a rocket ship, but after 7 crazy mont...

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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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