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Being a woman in tech, I only recently started advocating for myself at work about advancement opportunities. Because of this I wanted to ask this question to my male counterparts. When you have 1:1's with your direct reports and talk about career growth / aspirations what is your managers’ response typically? I’d like to gauge how my experience (negative) differs from others. For instance are you met with blockades, enthusiasm, dread, etc?
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- "The reorg was so bad, with the random layoffs and forcing people to certain teams, that upper management (not leadership) refuses to hold management accountable." (in 17 reviews)
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- 3.0Aug 9, 2023Software EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsLehi, UT
I have had the pleasure of working at ancestry for the past few years, and I must say that it is one of the most stable environments I have ever been a part of. The leadership consistently prioritizes long-term success, ensuring not only the growth of the company but also the well-being and job security of its employees. The robust business model and prudent decision-making by the management have created an atmosphere where employees can focus on their personal and professional growth without the constant fear of instability. Opportunities for skill development and clear communication channels further enhance the sense of security within the company. I wholeheartedly recommend ancestry.com to anyone seeking a challenging yet secure career path. The support and stability provided here are not only commendable but have played a crucial role in shaping my career positively.
However, one area where I feel ancestry could improve is in providing opportunities for career growth. The company's focus on stability sometimes leads to a slower pace of advancement, making it challenging for ambitious individuals seeking rapid career progression.
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Ancestry has an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5, based on over 752 reviews left anonymously by employees. 59% of employees would recommend working at Ancestry to a friend and 47% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.
59% of Ancestry employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Ancestry 3.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.6 for culture and values and 2.9 for career opportunities.