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Ancestry Overview

Lehi, UT
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Ancestry is the global leader in family history and consumer genomics, harnessing a powerful combination of information, science, and technology to develop new experiences to help everyone, everywhere discover the story of what led to them. Ancestry offers a suite of family ... Read more

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 ... Read more

Ancestry – Why Work For Us?

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, 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. 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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Ancestry Interim CEO Howard Hochhauser
Howard Hochhauser
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    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.

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Ancestry Photos

Ancestry photo of: Celebrating the milestone of 2 million AncestryDNA customers
Ancestry photo of: "Family Rooms" different types of family spaces like the den, the living room, and the kitchen table support different types of collaboration and co-work.
Ancestry photo of: "Family rooms" offer different types of collaboration and co-work
Ancestry photo of: Portraits throughout the building pair Ancestry employees with archival photographs of their relatives, found through the website.
Ancestry photo of: The many cultures represented by these patterns often transcend national boundaries to represent regional aesthetics and adds another layer to the discussion of diversity on display.
Ancestry photo of: 2016 Tech Product Meetup
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Ancestry Interviews



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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview


    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.

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    • No one would memorized specifics of how a programming language's compiler works.   Answer Question
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Ancestry Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work in the Bay Area, San Francisco Business Times, 2014
  • Best Companies to Work For, Utah Business Magazine, 2015
  • Ancestry mobile app, The Webby Awards, 2016
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