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Ancestry Overview

Lehi, UT
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$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 Chief Executive Officer Margo Georgiadis
Margo Georgiadis
48 Ratings
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    Helpful (16)

    "Love the new direction of the company"

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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ancestry full-time


    New leadership team is finally getting us organized and aligned to operate at full speed.


    Growing space pains. SF office space and conference rooms are limited, but this may be due to the current construction and build out of additional floors.

    Advice to Management

    Really great to see what the new P&T leadership team is putting into place. Before it felt like we were all silo'd. Now we're operating as one agile/efficient engine with all parts moving in the right direction. P&T's leader, Nat, takes the time to listen to employees and then thoughtfully makes changes that have improved our work flow. I'm excited to see the strategy now that Margo is in place.

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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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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lehi, UT
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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Ancestry (Lehi, UT) in November 2017.


    Human Resources were slow in responding to my application. However, once I received a response, I completed the hiring process very quickly, within a week. Under normal circumstances, a phone screening occurs, followed by a coding challenge, then finally an onsite interview. In my case, it was insisted to proceed straight to the onsite interview, skipping the coding challenge.

    Interview Questions

    • - Several open-ended discussion regarding the overall architecture of a large, complex system from a software perspective.
      - A separate open-ended discussion arguing for and against native development, vs hybrid framework, vs third party framework in order to build software.   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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