Ancestry Overview

  • www.ancestry.com
  • Lehi, UT
  • 1001 to 5000 Employees
  • 1985
  • Company - Private
  • Internet
  • $1 to $2 billion (USD)

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Ancestry®, the global leader in family history and consumer genomics, empowers journeys of personal discovery to enrich lives. With our unparalleled collection of more than 27 billion records and 18 million people in our growing DNA network, customers can discover their family ...
Mission: We empower journeys of personal discovery to enrich lives.

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Ancestry Reviews

3.5
61%
Recommend to a Friend
68%
Approve of CEO
Deborah Liu
Deborah Liu
33 Ratings
5.0
Current Employee, more than 5 years

"Great compa"

Oct 23, 2021 - Product Manager
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Positive Outlook
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Pros

Great team members interested in helping others and positively influencing the world rather than just solely focused on making money. The diversity within the Product org has greatly increased over

Cons

Growing pains as the organization and product transitions to broaden its reach to more diverse customers segments. Employees need to be intentional about how they want to learn and develop. If not,

Advice to Management

Continue focusing the teams on the longer term vision by illustrating (with mocks) the future of Ancestry. Help the teams see how their smaller piece contributes to the greater whole and continue to
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Diversity & Inclusion at Ancestry

3.9
(79 Reviews)

Diversity Programs & Initiatives

Ancestry has a deep history of discovering family connections and sharing family stories; our guiding principle is to bring people together. Our products celebrate what makes each one of us uniquely ourselves, and we work hard to promote that same focus on inclusion and diversity within our

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How is diversity at Ancestry?

...par probably because there is no product roadmap and no real motivational leaders at the top, no diversity and lack of inclusivity....Read More

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Ancestry Interviews

Experience
Positive52%
Negative36%
Neutral12%
Getting an Interview
Applied online73%
Employee Referral13%
Recruiter8%
Difficulty
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  1. Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in United States
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    Negative Experience
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Ancestry (United States) in Sep 2021

    Interview

    1st round typical recruiter call
    2nd round 1 hr call with 3 members. Initially, the questions were behavioural and then moved to hackerrank - typical medium leetcode question on cache but is lengthy. I started coding and within 5 mins they asked me to run the program. I told them I was not done. I don't understand what they expected to happen?? Of course it was not going output the answer they would expect. Again this was within 5 mins. They then mentioned they were only checking to see if I could code and I had passed that test. Then they moved to ask javascript questions which I told them I am not able to answer as I don't use it day to day. I guess the role needed JS experience so they could have stopped the interview there. but continued to ask other questions and clearly started making faces showing they were uninterested. Waste of my time. Recruiters or management if you read this you need to give some training to your interviewers on how to be decent people.
    Interview

    Leetcode medium on cache and behavioural

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Company Updates

October 14, 2020
Employee Resource Group (ERG) Spotlight: Our AQT ERG fosters the story of LGBTQ+ employees and allies by creating an inclusive and supportive work environment where we give everyone a greater sense of identity, relatedness, and place in the world.
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October 12, 2020
Join Ancestry and Ancestry Queer in Technology (AQT) in celebrating the LGBTQ community, during October (National LGBT History Month) and all year long! AQT offers inspiring speaker series, community building lunch and learns, and movie nights to support the LGBTQ community.
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Ancestry Awards & Accolades

  • Ancestry mobile appThe Webby Awards2016
  • Best Companies to Work ForUtah Business Magazine2015

Pledges & Certifications

  • Veteran Hiring Commitment

    Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

  • Pay Equality Pledge

    Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

  • Career Advancement Program

    Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

  • Social Responsibility Pledge

    Formal programs or foundation to give back to communities

  • Diversity Commitment

    Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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What is paid time off like at Ancestry?

...Unlimited PTO, great culture and wonderful benefits...

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