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Algolia Reviews

Updated August 4, 2018
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  1. "Great, Thorough Interview - Awesome Culture!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Algolia full-time

    Pros

    The company cares about great people. The interview process is thorough and long, because they want to get to know you and let you get to know the team/company. Great opportunities to travel to offices around the US and to Paris!

    Cons

    Not really a con - the company is growing. FAST. This means you have to remain flexible in your responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the transparency. Even keep the compensation transparent.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "The Closest Thing to a Dream Job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SDR in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - SDR in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Algolia full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Challenging and stimulating work
    -Transparent company with trusting managers
    -Great place to work if you are autonomous and prefer freedom over structure
    -Amazing coworkers that challenge each other and could easily be friends outside of the workplace
    -Amazing benefits, PTO, and perks
    -Competitve salary and opportunities to grow/travel
    -Happy Hours

    Cons

    -I love change and fast-paced environments, but if you prefer structure then you might have a difficult time adjusting
    -I will say that for a young company, Algolia has impressive internal processes that are structured very well, but there's always room for improvement
    -I love improving and innovating, therefore I feel like I thrive here as opposed to someone who values stability and consistency over innovation and creativity

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to work (Culture First)"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior FP&A in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior FP&A in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Algolia full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I had offers to join may companies in the bay area. I decided to choose Algolia because they truly believe in culture first and it shows. In my interview you could tell that people were excited to come to work, and everyone was invested in the company’s future. Since starting Algolia, that culture hasn’t changed. The company spends its time to make sure it hires the right culture fit and the best talent, and this is the reason it is growing so fast.

    Cons

    No cons, I am excited to come to work everyday!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work! Love the culture first mentality


  4. "Great company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Algolia full-time

    Pros

    Great company! Really good site search technology

    Cons

    Great company! No cons that I can think of.


  5. "High growth and potential"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Operations Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Operations Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Algolia full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great culture, great people, great technology in a space prime for disruption. Fantastic opportunity with global growth potential and fragmented competition.

    Cons

    some growing pains as the org is experiencing hyper growth. Not all decisions need to be reviewed and approved by everyone.

    Advice to Management

    keep pushing!


  6. "Best of both worlds"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior User Experience Researcher in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior User Experience Researcher in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Algolia full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone works hard, and with grit and determination makes sure that they get the job done no matter what it takes. Even through all this they are smiling and happy to learn and teach. I have never worked somewhere before where people are so open to both giving and receiving feedback without fear or expectation of some sort of backlash. Refreshing to have the oomph of a startup while also all the wheels are turning in the right direction at scale.

    Cons

    Quickly growing company - which is not all that bad except that we are running a bit tight on space.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring people with emphasis on the 5 core values!


  7. "Great culture and product"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Algolia full-time

    Pros

    Culture, Product, Perks, Travel, and very Entrepreneurial

    Cons

    Typical startup structure pains for onboarding

  8. "Great Product + Great People = Great Company!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Accounting Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Accounting Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Algolia full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1)Fast growing company retains its core values well
    2) Supportive and diverse team
    3) Global company with ability to travel and work in other locations
    4) There are so many more to be discovered

    Cons

    N/A! Everything I have encountered so far is so positive, which is rare in a startup setting.

    Advice to Management

    Keep our great culture and we will go far!


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great product, even better people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Algolia full-time

    Pros

    Algolia is a rare mix of a fantastically-positioned product and an amazing team behind it. From day one, the entire organization makes you feel at home and gives you autonomy in how you ramp up. The people here are hard-working, humble, and bring a variety of skillsets from diverse backgrounds. A few other items of note:

    -Ability to travel: This is a global company in a global market. The opportunity to travel to Paris, NYC, Atlanta, SF are a huge work perk!
    -Great benefits and work-life balance
    -The Leadership Team is top-notch. Everyone is approachable and willing to get involved to make individual contributors perform better.

    Cons

    This company could be a bit challenging for those who need constant structure. We're growing quickly and adaptability is key here.

    Other than that, come work here!

    Advice to Management

    Keep transparency and culture as a core part of the business. It is a huge differentiator that makes this company so fun to work for.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Event Marketing Manager Interview"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Algolia full-time

    Pros

    I spoke with the majority of the team multiple times and really got to understand the role and company culture. I had multiple opportunities to show the hiring team how I could provide value to the company.

    Cons

    The process was very time intensive. In addition to 5 phone screens and a half day onsite interview, I built and presented 2 event proposals for the interview.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to streamline this process. I can see the company losing great candidates due to the length of the interview process.


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