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Alfresco Software Overview

San Mateo, CA
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Alfresco helps individuals & organizations stay ahead of the curve by disrupting the old ways of making business run faster.

Our open source technology is focused on user experience & allows IT to build intelligent business ... Read more

Mission: At Alfresco, we believe that business is a constant flow of information and decisions, and it’s our mission to make that flow fast, seamlessly and intelligently. Alfresco customers rely on our open, modern platform to digitize critical business processes and connect ... Read more

Company Updates

  • We had a wonderful time at the Silicon MilkRoundabout!
    Talked to a lot of interesting potential candidates!

  • Alfresco appoints Bernadette Nixon as its CEO

    Bernadette Nixon, Alfresco’s CEO, leads the company’s strategy for growth, customer commitment and culture. Bernadette is an experienced global leader with a proven track record of growing some of the leading companies in the market and has a wealth of experience in the process and content management industry.
    Before joining Alfresco, Bernadette served as President of SDL PLC., a global software and professional services company, after having grown its sales team as chief revenue officer. Prior to SDL, she held positions at OpenText, a leading ECM company, as General Manager and Senior Vice President of its BPM Business Unit & Corporate Sales. She was EVP of Sales for the Americas at Metastorm, and served in similar roles at CA Technologies, InterQuad and NCR. Bernadette also held the position of Deputy CIO for the United Nations in Geneva.

    Bernadette received a BA in Business Studies in Marketing from the University of Hertfordshire.

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Alfresco Software – Why Work For Us?

Our Vision
We make business flow faster, more seamlessly, and more intelligently - so that content finds users when and where they need it, processes directly improve outcomes, and organizations achieve more than they ever thought possible.
Our Values
At Alfresco, our company values guide us in the way we work with each other and in how we do business. It’s who we are. 

Empowering - We define achievement as continually sharing, collaborating, improving and getting the job done. We strive to empower our employees, partners, and customers to do just that.

Open - We are open, and the drive for innovation is at our core, in the name of our company, and in our founding principles. We’re open with each other and transparent in how we operate.

Driven - We are passionate about disrupting old ways of thinking and driven to question the existing, and imagine what’s next. We’re smart about asking the right questions and coming up with better solutions and go the extra mile to make it happen.

Diligent - We are deeply committed to each other and to the customers we serve. In our diligence, we focus intently on getting the job done to the highest possible standard. We do this in a way that also respects the importance of our work and our life.

Respectful - We’re made up of diverse people, and we feel empathy for each person’s unique perspective. Working together, supporting each other and our local communities with the mindset of One Alfresco.

Our Alfrescans are what make up Alfresco. We all work hard, and we want to make sure everyone is taken care of. After all, we are your second home. 

We offer: 
• Healthcare(Health, Vision, Dental) for you and your family
• Investment Planning(401K+ Match)
• Competitive Compensation 
• Paid Vacation, Holidays & Time Off to support the community
• Work Fuel(Unlimited Snacks and Beverages)
• Company Events & Parties
• Office Gym Access & Gym Membership Discounts
• Mac or PC option
• Fitbits! 
…And much more!

Alfresco Shares is not the amount of stock or shares you get as an employee when you join us. In fact, it’s the complete opposite! It’s what employees GIVE back to the community!
Alfresco makes it easy for you to give up your time to help those in need. We PAY you, so that you can go out of your way to share your time and to share your hard work, for those who need the extra support. We pay you to pay it forward!
Alfresco Shares is a program sponsored by Alfresco where we pay you up to 10 hours per year to volunteer or participate in any charity or program of your choice.
Go Team Atlanta 2017!
Go Team San Mateo 2017!
As a company, we sponsor March of Dimes in both of our US offices, Atlanta and California. Every year we compete to get the most participants. Who will win next year?


The majority of our Engineering team is based in Maidenhead with our Applications Team based in London.  We also have some Engineers in Germany, Australia and the U.S.  Our Engineering team is currently around 70 strong made up of Architects, Engineers, QA and Technical Authors working across Alfresco One (ECM), Activiti (BPM) and our smart process applications team.

We work in small Scrum teams normally of 6-8 people in size working to 2-3 week sprints.

We have an infomal, open work environment where Engineers can be innovative, productive and have fun in the process.

Our Technologies And Methodologies include...

java, javascript, spring, linux, android, ios, solr, rest, sql, jdbc, json, xml, mongo, bigdata analytics, encryption, continuous-integration, docker, chef, puppet, google, sharepoint, jms, scrum, tdd, dam, nosql, performance-testing, amazon-web-services

Alfresco Software Reviews

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    I have been working at Alfresco Software part-time


    It was a fun easy breezy environment


    No one was to strict a couple lazy birds get by

    Advice to Management

    Security cameras

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Alfresco Software Photos

Alfresco Software photo of: SMR 2018
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Alfresco Software photo of: Our 3 Female Leaders wishing everyone a Happy International Women's Day!
Alfresco Software photo of: Alfresco Day -London 2017
Alfresco Software photo of: Volunteer Elf's for the Peninsula Boys & Girls Club
Alfresco Software photo of: Alfresco Atlanta Marches for Babies 2017
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Alfresco Software Interviews



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    Social Media Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Mateo, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. I interviewed at Alfresco Software (San Mateo, CA) in July 2016.


    Applied online. Received notification that my application was viewed and under consideration. Then the recruiter reached out to set up a phone call.

    On the phone, she went over the team and role. She wanted to be sure that I understood the company's software, and was very kind about explaining it in more detail than I had previously understood. She gave me a very clear timeline of when I should expect to hear back.

    True to her word, she was in touch a few days later. When we spoke, she let me know that the salary was below what I asked and just wanted to be transparent about it. We had a great, amicable chat.
    I've never had such transparency and promptness in an HR process. This seems like a really great, well-run company with kind people. It's no wonder their Glassdoor reviews are so good. Even though things didn't work out with me working here, I will recommend to jobsearchers I know.

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Alfresco Software Awards & Accolades

  • Omega NorthFace ScoreBoard Award, Omega Management Group, 2014
  • 2017 Omega NorthFace ScoreBoard Award, Omega NorthFace ScoreBoard Award, 2017

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