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Algolia Reviews

Updated October 12, 2018
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Nicolas Dessaigne
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Pros
  • "The company cares about great people" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Just feel so excited to pass through all steps, because with Algolia, I definitely had toughest but fair & memorable recruitment process" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Naturally with any start up's there will always be growing pains" (in 3 reviews)

  • "No cons, I am excited to come to work everyday" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Great Company!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are very friendly and welcoming! The first thing I noticed when joining the team was the incredible amount of transparency.

    Cons

    So far, I have no cons.


  2. Helpful (9)

    "Total disaster"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Algolia full-time

    Pros

    Algolia has great employees and for what it does a great product. The new US office is amazing, and pretty much everyone gets to go to Paris -- even if it makes no sense for what you do.

    Cons

    Algolia preaches strong culture and a happy work environment, but I would say with certainty that Uber has stronger and better culture than Algolia even does. This company is loaded with nepotism - friends constantly hire their own friends for management positions. I question what sales management actually does. They go to sales meetings, sit there and have no impact or assistance for anyone in the room. They hire people and leave them to fail without trying to properly help or train. Every sales manager has no experiencing managing, and is just riding it out to get a paycheck and be able to call themself a director or VP.
    It is safe to say that a lot are on their way out of Algolia. People are leaving left and right or are actively looking for new jobs elsewhere before public perception does a 180.
    Algolia needs to stop marketing itself and hiring on being Enterprise ready.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "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.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "The Closest Thing to a Dream Job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to work (Culture First)"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "High growth and potential"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "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!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture and product"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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


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

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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!


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