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Updated Sep 26, 2023

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    1. 5.0
      Sep 16, 2023
      Former Employee, less than 1 year
      Indianapolis, IN
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      Good working environment and good brand name


      Too much of processes will cause organizational issues

      1. 3.0
        Aug 9, 2023
        Software Engineer
        Current Employee, more than 5 years
        Lehi, UT
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        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 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.

      According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Ancestry employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.4 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Ancestry. 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.

      According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Ancestry to be culture, benefits, coworkers and the cons to be senior leadership, management, career development.

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      I recently interviewed for a role that I was very excited about. The interview with the hiring manager was going so well and then he said, “we’re a family here.” It’s a really large company and I have a friend who is on this team and she has said so many amazing things about the company and the job itself. What do y’all think about this? I know it’s often seen as a red flag but all other flags are green. If it helps any, he is not from the US but it is a US based company.


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      Have you ever done interview & just felt the team or company wasn’t sitting well with your gut? How does that factor into your decision if an offer is made? Obv a job interview time is limited so you never know but sometimes I just have a vibe it’s not a match and even though I may keep going in rounds, I’m always checking if I finally get the gut feeling this may be right. I had one where round 1-4 the mood was off. I felt I was being nitpicked harshly always, they rejected me in the end


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      Hi I maybe interviewing with a company named Centese can anyone give me feed back n detail of work environment please

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