Elastic Reviews

Updated Jan 6, 2021

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4.0
86%
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Elastic Founder and CEO Shay Banon
Shay Banon
81 Ratings
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
  • "Distributed company means email/slacks come in at all hours(in 8 reviews)

  • "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)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "An innovative and Employee first place"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elastic full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Organized and structured where it counts, freeform and creative where it's the most beneficial. Progressive, mature and measured company values. Innovative technology to work on. Plenty of room to grow and multiple promotion paths. Distributed by design. Excellent compensation. What's not to love?

    Cons

    Distributed nature makes some things take longer

  2. Helpful (1)

    "They really care about their employees"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Site Reliability Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elastic full-time

    Pros

    Great visionary CEO that really cares about the company and employees. This is reflected in a very positive and caring culture. Very strong leadership team, resulting in great processes, policies and teams. Distributed, remote-friendly international team.

    Cons

    Company has been growing quickly, so there are some growing pains around coordination and data flows. Remote work gives you freedom to work when and how you want, but that requires a lot of self-discipline.

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  3. "Amazing future ahead - thrilled to be a part of the Elastic team."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elastic full-time

    Pros

    solid product with simple messaging and ROI referencable clients and sales teams are thriving no red tape strong diversity numbers in sales leadership great culture - with amazing benefits (Shut it down days every other Friday), the company paid benefits for all, ethical org with a 40-hour VTO benefit

    Cons

    can't find any yet but certainly need to have the pace to match the growth

  4. "Favorite Company I've Worked For"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elastic full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Distributed; Growth mindset; CEO; Source Code

    Cons

    Growth = lot of change, need to be able to manage change to succeed

  5. "Best company ever!!!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Video Editor/Producer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Elastic full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture “we all have accent” that resonates with me. “Come as you are” really here you can come as you are!!!!!

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of right now.

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  6. "elastic"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative (SDR) in London, England

    I have been working at Elastic full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great products and portfolio of customers

    Cons

    Structure is lacking, no clear development

  7. "Collaboration"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elastic full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    diversity, collaboration, market opportunity & product

    Cons

    Culture is rapidly changing as we scale

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  8. "Great Company"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elastic full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible PTO, remote positions, healthcare package is great. CEO is great and passionate.

    Cons

    Not sure, pretty decent company

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  9. COVID-19
    Helpful (33)

    "Intense, exciting, incredible"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elastic full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Where to begin? The leadership is incredible - great product strategy, grounded approach to running the business, and incredible empathy toward both customers and employees. During COVID, the entire company actually gets 2 extra days off every month and for most roles, these are coordinated so we really do get to switch off and focus on family. My last job treated their people well, but this is just above and beyond. There's also been some great company-wide conversations on topics like BLM and diversity which have revealed a leadership that really is focused on doing the right thing, and not just for PR reasons. The compensation is generous (across the board, including medical, 401k matching, salary and stock grants), especially if you live in a place with a reasonable cost of living (which most roles can, since the company is distributed). Employee expectations are high and nearly everyone executes at a high level, and I feel we're compensated accordingly. The products are great and the pace of improvement is incredible which makes it really exciting to be here and see where this already fast-growing company can go in the future. The work itself is intense and there's always something going on (company is fully distributed) and many roles have a customer support element which can create a lot of context switches and sense of urgency. But on the other hand, it's really rewarding to be able to help customers and engage with those using the products you build. The connection to the customer and business success here is palpable. The culture is super open, with most conversations happening in open slack channels or group threads, or large (usually optional) zoom meetings that are recorded. That can be overwhelming but overall it makes for a place where even the most senior leaders are accessible and not hidden behind multiple layers of bureaucracy. Comms from the CEO on down are informal, open and honest, which makes for a very down-to-earth culture. I could go on, but overall, it's really an amazing place to be. My only long-term concern is burn out due to the fast pace (see below), but for now I'm enjoying it.

    Cons

    The pace of work and mental load of so much open communication can be overwhelming at times, though it does fluctuate throughout the week (in my experience mid-week is usually intense but Fridays are pretty quiet). Distributed company means email/slacks come in at all hours. That doesn't mean you're expected to respond at all hours, but it means you have to be more disciplined in setting boundaries. Some roles get context-switched a lot which contributes to stress and inefficiency. Hopefully as the products and processes mature that'll improve, but right now this can be a challenge.

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  10. COVID-19
    Helpful (5)

    "so much potential but it all went downhill"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Development Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Elastic full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    lovely (initial) people who are smart, great benefits and covid days off, shay is great

    Cons

    did not plan for growth, SDRs feel stuck

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