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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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  1. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to work

    Mar 29, 2014 -  
    Recommend
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    Pros

    A great place to work for software engineers. A good work and life balance. Engineers have close relationship with the product team and have chances to give them feedback on the user experience. A great office looking over AT&T ballpark and the downtown. A lot of perks, a good life and work balance, family oriented culture

    Cons

    Hiring standards vary from team to team. More standardized approach is needed to keep the high bars

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  2. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great place to work!

    Jan 29, 2019 - Software Engineer in Lehi, UT
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    Pros

    - Great pay and benefits - Good work / life balance - Leadership is progressive about technology - Make a real difference in customers' lives

    Cons

    - Coordination / communication between teams is a constant challenge. Meetings are often longer than they probably need to be - Tendency to silo developers into one project for a while - Management tends implement big organizational changes a bit too often

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee

    So happy I joined the Ancestry family!

    Jun 13, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    I recently joined Ancestry and the culture and company are even better than I imagined. With a new CEO, the company is focused and passionate about our mission and vision! The work/life balance promotes employee engagement and makes me excited to come to work everyday.

    Cons

    Why didn't I know about this great company sooner?! :)

    1 person found this review helpful
  5. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    A good company

    Mar 5, 2022 - Principal Software Engineer in Lehi, UT
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    Pros

    Great benefits, awesome building (cafeteria, gym), technical expertise of average engineer is above average

    Cons

    - Senior management is out of touch with typical employee concerns. - Pager duty (taking turns being on call 24/7). So annoying and disruptive to work/life balance.

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    4 people found this review helpful
  6. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Mixed Bag

    Jul 4, 2014 - Senior Software Engineer in Provo, UT
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Exciting technology and opportunities for technical growth while contributing to meaningful solutions that really do change people's lives. Multiple technologies and platforms are embraced to form an ecosystem of services. A great emphasis is placed on agile and technical progress is consistent without overburdening staff resulting in a very good work/life balance.

    Cons

    The PTO grants could be more generous. Management could be less clique driven and more management oriented. Much of middle level management has risen from the ranks and has no real ability to manage or communicate. Upper management does not seem to notice this and does not appear to offer any means for these inexperienced managers, who often do no managing at all, to improve by any observable means.

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  7. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Ok

    Aug 15, 2019 - Senior Financial Analyst 
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    Pros

    Ok culture, good people, free cereal ;)

    Cons

    Terrible work life balance during a good chunk of the year

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  8. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Average

    Jan 27, 2023 - Research Scientist 
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    Pros

    Good work life balance and non-push environment

    Cons

    Micromanagement, leaders are not clear what the delivery looks like

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  9. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Relevant technologies

    Feb 24, 2021 - Data Engineer Intern in Lehi, UT
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    Pros

    Feels like a tech company with smart and helpful people. Great work life balance and super flexible.

    Cons

    I can’t think of any

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  10. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    not good for growth

    Mar 15, 2021 - Senior Front End Developer in Lehi, UT
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    Pros

    work life balance is good

    Cons

    not good for growth, spends unnecessary time in trivial things to pass the time

    1 person found this review helpful
  11. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Fun, fast paced, hardworking friendly atmosphere.

    Jan 6, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Awesome comradery amongst team members, lots of mutual support - it truly felt like family. Great diversity as well. Truly impressive!

    Cons

    Extreme workload means it can be difficult for some to find a good work/life balance.

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