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Updated Jun 12, 2021

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Elastic Founder and CEO Shay Banon
Shay Banon
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Pros
  • "I wasn't a huge participant in the open-source world before joining Elastic, but I've really enjoyed getting more involved(in 24 reviews)

  • "The work-life balance at Elastic is what you make of it(in 17 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Their hope is the open source model and its low entry price is going to drive enough potential demand for up-selling later to generate revenue(in 8 reviews)

  • "Distributed company means email/slacks come in at all hours(in 8 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company with Great culture

      Jun 12, 2021 - Cyber Security Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
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      Pros

      Very generous with PTO. Great culture and people

      Cons

      I am pretty happy here so none

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Applicants beware...

      May 27, 2021 - Account Executive/"Customer Success Manager" in Arlington, VA
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      Pros

      OK company benefits overall. Growing company is a good thing, not really a lack of work to do, but growing too fast for their own shoes and stuck in their ways for management and end-goals. Easy to fly under the radar and just have job stability if that's what you want.

      Cons

      Under-valued employees; lower than expected pay. Joined via acquisition and the management and leadership structure is a mess/joke. Killed all the "culture" and good vibes almost out the gate. Do as you are told, not as you are trained or capable of doing. Micromanaging to the N'th degree and lots of internal politics gets in the way of building a career here for most. If you try to go above and beyond to do well, it is not always taken favorably and instead you are put down by management and told to stay in your lane.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Excellent people, challenging problems -- best place I've ever worked

      Mar 7, 2021 - Principal Software Engineer 
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      Pros

      I've been here over a year now and I'm still loving it. Senior leadership is amazing. Transparency and empathy are hugely important. The company is remote-first, so you can work from home and not feel like a second-class citizen. Elastic's "Source Code" and culture are fantastic. Compensation and benefits are extremely generous. Engineering managers are always engineers. There are lots of smart and capable people to work with and learn from, and everyone is friendly. Work is always challenging and impactful. There's never a boring day here!

      Cons

      At a remote-first company where transparency is highly valued, so much information is shared that it can be overwhelming. Company-wide and/or dev-wide emails are regular, and range from team updates to RFCs for important changes to downtime alerts to baby announcements. After a while you get some email filters set up and get into a routine of muting noisy threads, and it's not so bad. Working remotely in a very large distributed team can be challenging at times. Good communication skills are a must. Leadership really wants to give employees learning opportunities, but it can be hard to find the time to do so -- I feel like this is true of most companies, though. Still they have been and continue to work on improving this!

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      5 people found this review helpful
    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Elastic is an amazing place to work

      Jun 9, 2021 - Sales Enablement Specialist in San Jose, CA
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      Pros

      Elastic is amazing, really emphasize the Work / Life balance - great pay, great stock options / bonuses, When in person, excellent offices, lunch options, snack options.

      Cons

      No glaring cons at all

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great culture and product

      Jun 11, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Best culture and product vision

      Cons

      None that come to mind.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Excellent

      Jun 9, 2021 - Sales Representative in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      Great culture, benefits and people

      Cons

      Rapid expansion and growth creates a lot of opportunities to be solved!

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      All I could ever ask for

      Apr 26, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
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      Pros

      Genuine care for employee well-being. This is reflected in the generous benefits and numerous perks offered to employees. Beyond that, the company has a tremendous opportunity ahead and is very well positioned for success over the next decade. Every company that has grown (and continues to grow) as fast as Elastic will experience some growing pains but that is minor. Great people, autonomous environment, amazing market opportunity. Couldn't be more pleased to be a part of this company.

      Cons

      if you are not resourceful and you struggle with ambiguity, you will be frustrated at times. It's the nature of a globally distributed, fast-moving company. You need to be disciplined enough to thrive in an autonomous environment.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Unbeatable work-life balance while doing things on a massive scale

      May 28, 2021 - Engineering 
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      Pros

      Culture is taken seriously, I've not met a single jerk Work-life balance is taken seriously Almost everyone worked distributed before the pandemic, so you can work from anywhere and feel very engaged and connected

      Cons

      We do things at scale across many different teams, it can be hard to get cross-team communication right

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Love it here

      Jun 8, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      great benefits, great people, challenging work

      Cons

      honestly can not think of a con

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Amazing company and people

      Apr 6, 2021 - Support Engineer in Norfolk, VA
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      Pros

      Everyone here is kind and helpful. I’ve worked in a lot of places where they are all in for themself and here it’s not like that. Management is great also- something I’m always worried about when I start in a new company. They’re all inclusive so they embrace diversity which I love to see. The company is global so working with people around the world is awesome. Benefits are also very generous here and competitive with many other companies.

      Cons

      I still struggle with working with others in different time zones, definitely something to get used to. Work load also can be high at times but there are more pros than cons :)

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