I worked at Ancestry full-time (More than 3 years)
Good work life balance. Passionate customers. Interesting and relatable product. New technology options like DNA. Good coworkers. Great Snacks and Beverages. Very nice office. Still a cube farm though.
Provo vs San Francisco issues. Some issues with management opacity and feeling like there's an 'insiders club' and everyone else.
Good pay, great benefits and some level of appreciation for the general worker. Found that they engaged the employees in what they were trying to do.
Historically have a challenge in product management. Make decisions but then change direction quickly. Experiment with a new position without thinking it through and then laying people off because they aren't a fit for the organization. Moving product and marketing functions to San Fran.
Advice to Management
Get organizational buyoff from departments involved when creating a new position. Make sure the job description is well defined rather than putting expectations on positions that include responsiblities from other departments. Causes inherent problems.
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