Elastic Reviews

Updated 10 Jul 2020

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4.1
80%
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93%
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Elastic Founder and CEO Shay Banon
Shay Banon
70 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 18 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 so you'll have to juggle a bit of timezone magic but then again, your work schedule is as flexible as it can be(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "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. "Amazing people make the most amazing company!"

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

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

    Pros

    Openness: while some companies have "policies" Elastic has a "culture" of encouraging their employees to be themselves...come as you are! In the times: Elastic´s products and solutions are going to take companies to the next level, now and well into the future. It is a very relevant company, with exceptional offerings, supported by a ton of really intelligent people. The skies the limit: Whatever you can dream can, I am sure, be integrated somehow within Elastic. Work life balance: Elastic provide ample opportunities to enrich your personal life, such as offering paid time off to volunteer, plenty of PTO and encourages people to take time off in the middle of the day, if needed, to get some fresh air. Working remotely, for most, is also an excellent opportunity to spend more time with family, though also having more time to be productive...all while reducing the traffic congestion others must endure on a daily basis...win-win-win.

    Cons

    I have none at all.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture - People are amazing

    Cons

    moved to IPO has caused an influx of legacy Oracle / SFDC leadership and their playbooks

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  4. "Poor management, steal ideas, anti british"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None that I can think of, they waste money

    Cons

    Management will have you do their work and then pass it off as their own, they work very outdated styles, not smart working at all. They're very behind the times. Also they tell europeans to be more american and they refuse you holiday because Americans don't take it. They expect you to work 24hrs a day and a lot of the good people have left the company now with the majority remaining being a poor standard and quality. HR is atrocious and people are allowed to make up fictional complaints with no evidence or proof.

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  5. "Great Place to work!"

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

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

    Pros

    - Distributed working - flexibility is amazing - CEO that genuinely cares about his employees - this is especially noticeable during these difficult times - Not losing it's small company feel as we grow - Good career development; has the ethos to promote their employees from within

    Cons

    - Very fast moving, you need to hold on tight sometimes!

  6. "Top class for employee well-being, with a little more business structure, would be phenomenal all round."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SDR in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great culture. Incredible focus on well-being of employees. - Encourages creative thinking, no need to micro manage. - Focus on work-life balance is great. - Fair wage. -Incredible team. Lovely office environment. -Very future oriented company focus. Leading product and rapid growth of features.

    Cons

    - Lack of clear career progression/opportunities. - Lack of corporate structure/communication. - Not much sales training provided in a traditional sense.

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  7. "Good place"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Site Reliability Engineer in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Departments besides engineering are really good and leadership is good. However engineering is a mixed bag - some teams are good some are struggling to get work done. Good career opportunities, some engineering teams are good

    Cons

    Quantity over quality in engineering esp cloud teams. A good portion of the engineers could be fired and wouldn’t affect productivity.

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    "Great culture, great benefits"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elastic full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Elastic has a great culture and has been able to maintain that over the past few years, even though becoming a publicly traded company. The benefits are also extremely generous. The pace of innovation keeps things interesting and encourages and 'always learning' environment.

    Cons

    Enablement is an area of improvement

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Great benefits for the US: - HSA contributions by employer almost to the contribution limits - Fantastic health, dental, and eye care plan - Generous 401K match program taht does dollar-to-dollar match up to 6% - Space-time program that allows you time to learn/pick up a new relevant skill - Distributed remote work force so great work life balance - Everyone really friendly and helpful

    Cons

    - Distributed company so you'll have to juggle a bit of timezone magic but then again, your work schedule is as flexible as it can be

  10. Helpful (6)

    "Can’t get out or their own way"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Elastic full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good culture, excellent benefits

    Cons

    Products are overly complex, engineers build what they want with no real concern for what will sell. Due to over process it is difficult to get things done and deals closed. Lack of customer focus is one of the most frustrating challenges, product leaders talk down to customers instead of listen.

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