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Ancestry Overview

Lehi, UT
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Information Technology
$500 million to $1 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 President & CEO Tim Sullivan
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    "Rapidly growing, innovative company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA
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    I have been working at Ancestry full-time (More than a year)


    Growth opportunities abound with a genuine focus on doing the right thing for customers and the company.


    Choosing from all the great potential is tough. Not an actual Con, but it is true!

    Advice to Management

    Continue cultivating an innovative and collaborative culture.

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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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    Content Marketing Coordinator Interview

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Ancestry.


    Had phone interview on a Tuesday morning (went well) and was asked to send writing sample after. Writing sample sent Tuesday afternoon, they acknowledged and thanked me for sending it on Wednesday. Then no communication for 1.5 weeks until the following Friday. I email that Friday to follow up and am told the hiring manager has been in a training for the past week and they'll follow up mid-next week with an update. That time comes and goes with no communication.

    I wait another 1.5 weeks until the following Wednesday and follow up again. No response. I wait another 1.5 weeks until the following Friday and email again. Recruiter responds instantly (!) and says they just heard back from the primary recruiter yesterday and that job is being offered to another applicant.

    This was not the disappointing news after the month-long+ experience with the company, but I was disappointed that, at this point with an applicant chosen, they clearly would have had to gone through the whole in-person interview process in the past month or so I'd been looking for an update. It would have been the professional thing to let the candidate know when they're not chosen to advance in that early stage, rather than waiting until the position had been filled. Overall irritating experience, though the initial phone interview itself was pleasant.

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Ancestry Awards & Accolades

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