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Algolia Reviews

Updated November 21, 2017
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  1. "Great Product + Great People = Great Company!"

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    • 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!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great product, even better people"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.

  3. "Event Marketing Manager Interview"

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    • 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.


  4. "Great place to work"

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    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic product, great people, still got that great startup culture with Paris flavor

    Cons

    Typical startup growing pains and challenges


  5. "Amazing Company!"

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    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are many reasons I have loved my time at Algolia so far but the most important are the people, the culture, and the vision of whats to come in the future!

    Cons

    I have not experienced any cons in my time here, so there is not much to share on this point

    Advice to Management

    As the company grows fiercely protect the culture at Algolia!


  6. "Great company with a strong company culture"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - EA to the Chief Executive Officer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - EA to the Chief Executive Officer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Algolia is a company founded on it's culture, which to me has been a refreshing change of pace. The focus really centers around the people and the product. Having worked in many different industries with a dynamic set of personalities, from the CEO down everyone is incredible intelligent and humble. The transparency within the company is also incredible. I'm very lucky to be part of such a fun loving, ambitious, and thoughtful team!

    Cons

    Naturally with any start up's there will always be growing pains. I wouldn't consider it a con, but it may be for some who aren't ready for or keen on the grit required to be part of a high growth start up.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, I super excited to be part of the Algolia family and what it grow it a unicorn!


  7. "Great product and fantastic team"

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    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Product is the best search tool out there
    - Strong leadership that have tons of experience in the industry
    - Fun place to work (great events, happy hours etc)

    Cons

    - Company was founded in France so cross-Atlantic communication can be difficult
    - Going through the standard scaling issues that come with early success

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Algolia lives and breathes its values"

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

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

    Pros

    You are truly valued at Algolia. Before you even start your first day here, you'll be warmly welcomed and shown tons of love. It really is a loving and caring place. You will only find people who are passionate and proud of what they do and the Algolia mission.

    Cons

    It's a highly technical product, so there will be a learning curve if you're not technical, but the onboarding is a great way to help counter that.

    Advice to Management

    No advice I can give at this time, keep being amazing and trusting the team you've built.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great company, Great product, Great people"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    So much to say but if you ever interview here, you'll get it.

    - Product: it essentially sells itself. It's really cool and the system behind it is even more impressive
    - People: If I were to describe everyone here, I would say: humble, genuine, motivated, fiercely smart, and FUN. Imagine your favorite university group project and then imagine living that every day and then getting paid for it.
    - Culture: Transparency, autonomy, inclusiveness, and team-focus
    - Pay: It is very very fair. It is not the most competitive with pay but it is commensurate with market and with the stage of the company
    - Opportunities: World travel, lateral movements, challenging projects, etc.

    Cons

    This company is not for you if:
    - You don't have strong time management skills
    - You like structure and hierarchies
    - You want the bells and whistles of a tech start-up (Don't work here for the perks, work here for all the right reasons: people, product, future, etc)

    As established as we are, we are still a tech start-up. It can be hectic at times, but it's fun.

    Advice to Management

    I have a lot of faith in our management team. It's not blind faith, they really know what they're doing


  10. "Algolia is a top class company!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Flexible working environment (Work from Home & working times).
    - Compensation.
    - Lots of traveling

    Cons

    No red flag here although people are required to fit in a fast paced working environment.


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