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Updated 12 January 2019
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Pros
  • "commercial plugins model seems to be the best combination to make an open source business successful" (in 24 reviews)

  • "Work life balance is okay, not horrible - there are days when you have to put in some extra time due to timezones (distributed)" (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Sometimes, there is no work-life balance anymore" (in 9 reviews)

  • "It no longer is a place for curious individuals who wish to make a difference in the open source world" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "Still in Love"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - G&A in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - G&A in New York, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elastic full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The growth here has been insane and there are certainly shifts that need to occur. However, this is not a negative in my opinion. Cultures have to adapt and change, so seeing all of these new faces who bring new perspectives and ideas make me even more excited to see what’s to come. In response to the reviews about micromanagement, I have to disagree. I am treated as a professional all the time. I manage my own calendar. Yes, I may have to take a call earlier or later than if I was in an office but I am also afforded the opportunity to see my kids if I have a break, head to a doctor if needed without taking time off and other huge perks which I value.
    - The people here are truly top notch. I am lucky to now know individuals I consider friends across almost all continents
    - I truly do believe in our products and trajectory. I’m not a technical person, but I still think what we do is awesome

    Cons

    I honestly cannot think of any worth writing

    Advice to Management

    I say continue doing what you’re doing. We cannot stay small forever and evolving is part of life. Can’t wait to see what the future brings


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Run by morons"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elastic full-time

    Pros

    Good salary, benefits and opportunity to travel abroad.

    Cons

    The sales development manager to whom I reported was nothing short of a moron. Favoritism is rampant, bigotry is the order of the day and many other issues persist. This said person is extremely narcissistic. This manager chooses not to develop and help employees, but rather embellish his success at the organization. To anyone considering a career in this incredible field, please be careful working for such a seedy individual. He is clearly abusing his power and authority.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees. Read the surveys, Please do not hide behind layers of management. The CEO has some incredible technology and ideas, but the manager of sales development is a certified nimrod. It's disgusting to see such an incredible organization tolerate such abhorrent individuals impacting the lives of young talent. Please consider revamping the management hiring process.

  3. Helpful (10)

    "Hypocrites"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Elastic full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great products and technology that have a lot of runway.

    Cons

    There's so much talk about culture, yet it's such a toxic culture. Senior management has a bad habit of shaming people who question them or their leadership and shuts them down in public in front of everyone. This creates a culture where everyone is a "yes man (or woman)" and people are afraid to say what they really believe.

    Management lives in a bubble where even though they get survey feedback saying people are afraid to speak up due to fear of negative consequences, they don't understand why people aren't giving them honest feedback.

    Advice to Management

    Quit and give other people the opportunity to run the company.


  4. "Software Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elastic full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Good challenges
    Inclusivity
    Friendly colleagues
    Amazing work/life balance

    Cons

    So far I have not encountered any cons


  5. "Great Place So Far"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elastic full-time

    Pros

    Good family-life balance
    Great Team
    Great Communication

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of right now.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Elastic full-time

    Pros

    People are all nice. There is team dynamics. You will learn a lot from your peers and your work.

    Cons

    Prone to burnout. A lot of times need to work over time. Sometimes, there is no work-life balance anymore.


  7. "Go To Market Operations"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Operations in Mountain View, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Operations in Mountain View, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elastic part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are fantastic to work with and very helpful. The culture is very inclusive and considerate of all points of views.

    Cons

    Have to work across multiple time zones.

  8. Helpful (22)

    "Toxic Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Elastic full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    strong product, distributed company, compensation & benefits

    Cons

    The sales team feels as if it's a boys' club. Senior Leadership will push for demotions that are unrelated to performance but rather due to ethically compromising reasons. During my time here, I've reached out to HR/leadership a number of times about discriminatory remarks made by two members of the executive leadership team about myself - the company took no action to mediate the situations but rather made excuses such as they're "working on educating the senior leadership team". I've had to seek legal counsel more than once while employed here.

    Advice to Management

    You pride yourself on diversity and inclusion yet your senior leaderships' actions speak otherwise. Practice what you preach.


  9. Helpful (16)

    "If You Like Micromanagement"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elastic full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, good product, smart people.

    Cons

    Elastic has the potential to be the best place to work however, that ideal quickly dissipates as the reality of micromanagement sets in. I can concur with a previous review that micromanaging is rampant and growing. work life balance is non-existent. Advice to potential employees. Probe during your interview to see what kind of team you will be joining. Get as much information as possible before making a decision.

    Advice to Management

    Define the culture, be selective on choosing leaders that have the same values as Elastic.


  10. "Great company to work for!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Security Manager in Mountain View, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Information Security Manager in Mountain View, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elastic full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Career growth / Opportunities
    - Intelligent people
    - Salary
    - Stock
    - Remote working
    - Actively recruiting
    - Offsite meets

    Cons

    - Lots to do!
    -Distributed workforce
    - Can't fill positions fast enough :)

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you are, keep focused on employees wellbeing and they will help this company grow!