Mission: We’re a cutting-edge tech company with a very human mission—to help every person discover, preserve, and share the story of what led to them. Combining the rich information in family trees and historical records, and the genetic details revealed in DNA, we ...
There’s power in knowing who you are and where you come from. This is the driving force behind everything we do. We’re passionate about using technology to create simple, useful, and delightful experiences that enrich lives and connect families. We’re continually looking for talented, hard-working individuals who are passionate about bringing this mission to life.
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!
I have been working at Ancestry full-time (Less than a year)
Ancestry is excellent place to work.
Your work is impactful. Your voice can be heard.
There is room to grow. If you display that you've done your homework, dotted your Is and crossed your Ts your work is praised and remembered.
Excellent benefits and solid work/life balance.
Growing pains by building out robust C-level management team.
Employee seekers sometimes think it's an uber conservation company, it's not out of the SF office.
Advice to Management
Due to growing pains, remember the individual contributors who have done a lot of the leg work to get to a billion dollar company. Don't push them out. Empower them.
I applied online. I interviewed at Ancestry in May 2018.
typical, phone, then on-site. The recruiter intentionally asked technical questions that requires you to memorized and look-up. No one would memorized specifics of how a programming language's compiler works, serves no value when you can look it up on Google. These book-smart questions have nothing to do with talent or algorithms, that's now how you recruit.