Alation Overview

  • Redwood City, CA
  • 501 to 1000 Employees
  • 2012
  • Company - Private
  • Software Development
  • $25 to $100 million (USD)


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Alation Reviews

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106 Ratings
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1. The People: Alation does a fantastic job building a culture of inclusion and participation. In my time with the company, I've never felt like I can't find an answer to any question. Response times


Like any young company, brand recognition is still a challenge. Legacy solutions that have been in place for over a decade that are difficult to use and achieve very low adoption rates can still be

Advice to Management

Don't change! Management does a great job of communicating with employees despite the rapid growth that can change corporate culture. Alation is truly a great place to work and a great place to build
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Diversity & Inclusion at Alation

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Alation Interviews

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  1. Senior CS organization member Interview

    Anonymous Employee in United States
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    The process was fine until I got to the "culture and values" stage, at which point the CS director they paired me with asked me multiple condescending and sexist questions. (I've worked internally with developers for my whole career, and he said "I look at you and i think you can work with customers, but can you work with developers? You can't just smile at them and say please"). I asked him what I thought was a softball question about DE&I and he told me that he "sees me, but doesn't see me" (I guess trying to say he doesn't see race or gender, which is funny thirty seconds after he made a comment about my appearance), and that I should ask Deb from HR because it's not his thing. Again, this is the CULTURE AND VALUES interview. I think their choice of ambassador for that says a lot about what (and who) they do and don't value.

    You're a young blonde woman, are you sure you're smart enough to talk to engineers? (paraphrasing)

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Alation Awards & Accolades

  • Data Governance Partner of the YearSnowflake2022
  • Great Place to WorkGreat Places To Work Institute2022

Pledges & Certifications

  • Diversity Commitment

    Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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...great company culture, Strong management, good benefits...

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Employees rate Alation 4.7 out of 5 stars based on 140 anonymous reviews on Glassdoor.

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Overall, 93% of employees would recommend working at Alation to a friend. This is based on 132 anonymously submitted reviews on Glassdoor.

29% of job seekers rate their interview experience at Alation as positive. Candidates give an average difficulty score of 2.9 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty) for their job interview at Alation.

90% of employees think that Alation has a positive business outlook. This is based on anonymous employee reviews submitted on Glassdoor.

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