Elastic Reviews

Updated 4 May 2021

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4.2
83%
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90%
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Elastic Founder and CEO Shay Banon
Shay Banon
112 Ratings
Pros
  • "I wasn't a huge participant in the open-source world before joining Elastic, but I've really enjoyed getting more involved(in 24 reviews)

  • "The work-life balance at Elastic is what you make of it(in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "Their hope is the open source model and its low entry price is going to drive enough potential demand for up-selling later to generate revenue(in 8 reviews)

  • "Distributed company means email/slacks come in at all hours(in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Simply Great Place to Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elastic full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1. Amazing People & Managers 2. Flexible work culture & challenging work 3. Great parental leave policy (16 weeks)

    Cons

    Rewards and recognition could be better.

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  2. Helpful (3)

    "Excellent people, challenging problems -- best place I've ever worked"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elastic full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I've been here over a year now and I'm still loving it. Senior leadership is amazing. Transparency and empathy are hugely important. The company is remote-first, so you can work from home and not feel like a second-class citizen. Elastic's "Source Code" and culture are fantastic. Compensation and benefits are extremely generous. Engineering managers are always engineers. There are lots of smart and capable people to work with and learn from, and everyone is friendly. Work is always challenging and impactful. There's never a boring day here!

    Cons

    At a remote-first company where transparency is highly valued, so much information is shared that it can be overwhelming. Company-wide and/or dev-wide emails are regular, and range from team updates to RFCs for important changes to downtime alerts to baby announcements. After a while you get some email filters set up and get into a routine of muting noisy threads, and it's not so bad. Working remotely in a very large distributed team can be challenging at times. Good communication skills are a must. Leadership really wants to give employees learning opportunities, but it can be hard to find the time to do so -- I feel like this is true of most companies, though. Still they have been and continue to work on improving this!

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "All I could ever ask for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elastic full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Genuine care for employee well-being. This is reflected in the generous benefits and numerous perks offered to employees. Beyond that, the company has a tremendous opportunity ahead and is very well positioned for success over the next decade. Every company that has grown (and continues to grow) as fast as Elastic will experience some growing pains but that is minor. Great people, autonomous environment, amazing market opportunity. Couldn't be more pleased to be a part of this company.

    Cons

    if you are not resourceful and you struggle with ambiguity, you will be frustrated at times. It's the nature of a globally distributed, fast-moving company. You need to be disciplined enough to thrive in an autonomous environment.

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing company and people"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Engineer in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elastic full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone here is kind and helpful. I’ve worked in a lot of places where they are all in for themself and here it’s not like that. Management is great also- something I’m always worried about when I start in a new company. They’re all inclusive so they embrace diversity which I love to see. The company is global so working with people around the world is awesome. Benefits are also very generous here and competitive with many other companies.

    Cons

    I still struggle with working with others in different time zones, definitely something to get used to. Work load also can be high at times but there are more pros than cons :)

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  5. "Sales"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elastic full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, people and products...

    Cons

    well its remote, your running alone and most answers are go to a wikipedia..

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  6. "Great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Engineer in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elastic full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, excellent culture supported by great colleagues, and global leaders in parental leave.

    Cons

    The company is growing larger now, and some of the familiarity and ease that comes from being a startup is no longer possible.

  7. "Great company to work for!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elastic full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, great work culture, distributed company

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  8. "Great company to work for!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elastic full-time

    Pros

    Elastic cares a lot about their people. The HR department is always offering resources to make our lives better. The compensation is more than fair. And the software is amazing.

    Cons

    I can not think of any cons at the moment

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  9. "Great company"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Sales Development Representative 

    I worked at Elastic full-time

    Pros

    Culture, pay, product are all great

    Cons

    Not much to say about bad

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  10. Helpful (15)

    "Dishonest, political and unethical"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Elastic full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and competitive pay

    Cons

    - Incredibly inept and tone deaf leadership - Leaders care more about pleasing executive staff than they do about their employees - Leadership likes to blame others for their failures, for example CEO likes to blame AWS for his lack of strategy, as there really is no clear strategy - A lot of dishonesty, lies to employees and customers a like - The recent license change is a slap in the face to the community who helped build the software - Solutions are not on par with competition and are very difficult to setup, we lose a lot of business as a result, but nothing changes - Politics are encouraged and a lot of people are ostracized and alienated

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