Ancestry.com – Why Work For Us?

Why work at Ancestry.com?

​​At Ancestry.com, we’re always looking for talented employees to share our mission of helping families worldwide discover, preserve and share their stories. It’s our goal to grow our business while giving people new opportunities to make meaningful family connections with generations past and present.

We love making a positive impact on the lives of our customers. That’s why we’re always scouring the world for valuable historical records and creating new technologies and tools that allow us to bring them to the world in smarter ways. We do all this within a corporate culture that’s diverse and fast-paced, yet family-friendly and fun. And every new employee simply adds to what we can offer.

 

 

Tim Sullivan
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  • Coverage for Domestic Partners
  • Gym Memberships
  • Personal Wellness Coaching
  • Tuition Reimbursement

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​​As an intern at Ancestry.com, you will work alongside some of the most experienced and talented people in the industry. You will expand your network and gain real-life experience directly related to your field of study. Ancestry.com provides flexible work hours, year round internships, and competitive pay. You’ll gain awesome experience helping build something so meaningful. Come be a part of the most incredible opportunity in the world - helping people discover, preserve and share their family history!​​

 

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    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Ancestry.com (San Francisco, CA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    A recruiter contacted me to have an interview. The first step of the interview was to talk with the senior director (my eventual supervisor). The interview started with him giving me an overview of what ancestry.com does. Next we delved into my dissertation research and giving him excepts about how my research can benefit the company. Next we talked about the what big and complex data sets I used and how I handled them.

    The 2nd round was a coding round. This was very different from what I have encountered. The interviewer emailed me a question paper (1 problem) and called to clarify if I had any questions. The aim was to write a piece of code with an hour and email him back the code with test cases.

    Next they flew me over to SF. There I was scheduled to have 5 rounds of interviews out of which 1 person did not appear. With the other 4 I mainly talked about my research and some "tricky" DM/ML questions.

    I was informed that I will have 1 more round of telephonic screen with the person whom I was scheduled to have an onsite interview. The last TPS was again a heavy coding interview (google docs) where I was made to solve 2 questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Coding round: Java String manipulation.
      DM/ML questions: a few about ensemble methods. A few about various classifiers and my knowledge about how and where to use various techniques
      3rd coding: Solving a maze. Finding shortest path.
       
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Ancestry.com Awards & Accolades

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UV50 Top 30 Fastest-Growing Companies, UV Business Q, 2014
Top Revenue Company (#2), UV Business Q, 2015
Utah Innovation Award, Stoel Rives LLP and the Utah Technology Council, 2013
Best Places to Work in the Bay Area, San Francisco Business Times, 2014
Best Companies to Work For, Utah Business Magazine, 2012
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Additional Info

Website www.ancestry.com
Headquarters Provo, UT
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1985
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

Ancestry is the world's largest online resource for family history. We have helped pioneer the market for online family history research. The foundation of our service is an extensive collection of billions of historical records that we have digitized, indexed and put online over the past 17 years. These digital records and documents have enabled our more than two million... More

Mission: Helping people discover, preserve, and share their family history.

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