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Elastic Overview

Mountain View, CA (US)
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (ESTC)
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
£100 to £500 million (GBP) per year
Elastic (NYSE: ESTC) is a search company with a simple goal: to solve the world's data problems with products that delight and inspire. As the creators of the Elastic Stack, we help thousands of organizations including Cisco, eBay, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, The ... Read more

Mission: We help people around the world do great things with their data. Our products are extending what's possible with data, and deliver on the promise that good things come from connecting the dots.

Company Updates

  • In recognition of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, we spoke with Site Reliability Engineer, Kevin Sandom and Kibana Team Lead, Bill McConaghy both members of our Accessibility Working Group, about how accessibility impacts their lives. Hear their stories and learn how we make #LifeAtElastic and our products more accessible.#GAAD2020

  • There’s never just *one* good way to balance childcare while working from home. On our blog, Elasticians share a few of their tips and strategies to ease the days a bit.

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Elastic – Why Work With Us?



Elastic is a Search Company

Elastic is on a mission to make real-time data exploration easy and available to anyone. Our team is passionate about working here, and we hire team players who want to help with our continued success and growth. What makes our company great and unique is our ability to embrace different cultures, perspectives, languages, backgrounds, genders, nationalities, locations, and make something greater than the parts. 


Careers at Elastic

Diversity drives our identity. Your Elastic career will be unique to you, and that’s how we like it. We value creativity and mobility across the organization so you can go deeper, broaden your horizons, and grow. We’re open. And with fantastic benefits and flexible work options, we’re here with the assist while you chase your dreams. Elastic is growing fast. Come join our cluster.



Thinking Globally, Acting Locally 

Field Operations covers all go-to-market functions related to customer acquisition, expansion, and retention. We think globally and act locally with teams covering every major international market. Striving to maintain a high-performing culture of growth and efficiency, we invest heavily in hiring and retaining the best talent in our industry.

Learn more about our Sales teams here

Finding Solutions 


Selling at Elastic requires teamwork and enthusiasm to navigate complex market conditions of partnerships as well as complementary and competitive solutions. We embrace open source and are humbled by its power to reach across industries, segments, and global markets. Elastic’s sales professionals are driven, technically curious, and exceptional at finding solutions to hard problems. We celebrate success and reward results.

Learn about our customer stories here

Training Elastic's Future Leaders 

The Sales Development team is a diverse group of smart, curious, creative, and passionate professionals who work hard to help our users and potential customers successfully navigate their Elastic journey. Our team spans the globe, working in 12 different cities and speaking 20 different languages. Despite the distances, we share and learn from each other on a daily basis. With a strong focus on skills development and team success, we are the training ground for Elastic's future leaders.



Our Team

At its heart, ours is a search-engineering business. Our culture and how we work are shaped by our foundation in open source and the fact that we’ve been a global, distributed company from day one. Collaboration and transparency are key to our success as we strive to make the world of data easier to navigate.


Learn more about our Engineering teams here


Our Products

We are passionate about customer success and great user experience, and spend a lot of time engaging with users of our stack. In order to see the big picture, we keep a pulse on the latest market and competitive developments, help drive pricing/packaging, and closely track product adoption KPIs. But when it comes to product delivery, we love being hands-on and to dive deep. We strive to be the first users of the features that we build, and define our success by how much our customers love our products.

Click here to learn more about our products.

Constant (Engineering) Support 

Support engineers are unique creatures — part MacGyver, part Grace Hopper, and part Himalayan Sherpa. We are always ready and willing to guide our customers to success. Our greatest strength, when working with customers, is the human connection we build based on trust and understanding.


Our support team stays on top of everything that's changing across the Elastic Stack, curating best practices that can be helpful to the novice and expert alike.




Our Teams Are Global

Some of your colleagues may be right next door, while others are halfway around the world. Whether you’re in Engineering or Legal, you’ll have teammates who have different perspectives and unique approaches for tackling challenges. We believe this makes us better at creating thoughtful, holistic solutions.


Our Source Code is Us

What makes Elastic, Elastic? Great question. Articulating the answer started with a blank document (the new-age napkin, really) in a Tokyo bar followed by more thought, introspection, and iteration. What resulted was a set of ideas rather than a statement of corporate values to keep us honest as we go about our business.

View our source code


Life Happens While We Work

Working across time zones and often from our homes, life happens in the background while we have meetings and catch up on email. This might mean a kid on your lap as you give a demo from the couch, a dog playing fetch beside your desk, or a partner banging the pots and pans in the background while making dinner. At Elastic, this doesn’t faze us. We’re not just family friendly, we’re life-friendly.


Want to stay up to date with Life@Elastic? Visit our Culture Blog, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube & Facebook



Elastic Cares


Elastic cares. A whole lot. Our philanthropic team aims to maximize and support Elasticians efforts in contributing to the causes that matter most to them. We offer discounted software for non-profit organizations, match donations, and provide paid time off for volunteering — the goal is to recognize that participating in these sorts of activities can inspire and enrich our lives in unexpected ways.

Helper Nodes

We believe in giving back, supporting the communities in which we live and work, and to recognize that participating in these sorts of activities can inspire and enrich our lives in unexpected ways. Being that we are a global community, we also understand that community is not defined as just local community, but may encompass a global perspective. 


Learn more about how Elasticians use their VTO below & on our Culture Blog:


Elastic Builders Return from VTO in Mexico

How I used my VTO with Refugee Rescue

Why Elastic paid me to work with 3 to 79-year-olds for a week

A Reflection on my Volunteer Experience in Guatemala

Thankful for My Volunteer Time Off


Elastic Reviews

  • "Great Place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elastic full-time (More than a year)


    - 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


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

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Elastic Photos

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Elastic photo of: Volunteer Time Off (VTO) Trip
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Elastic Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview




  1. Helpful (5)  

    Sales Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Elastic (London, England).


    Really bad experience.

    Elastic will start talking to you without an actual intention of hiring as there isn't a headcount available (it would be advertised on LinkedIn though). They will invite you to a number of phone calls and on-site meeting as their plan is to build a pipeline of candidates (but would not openly admit that). At the end of the process, they will come up with some really lame excuse but still insist you should apply in 6 months as they "really liked you" and they will be doing some "planning for next fiscal year".

    Thank you Elastic but no. If this is the way they hire people, imagine how they treat those who decided to work there.

    Interview Questions

    • What makes you a successful sales person?   1 Answer
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Elastic Awards & Accolades

  • Dutch Online Entrepreneur of the Year(Steven Schuurman - CEO), Loey Award, 2015
  • The 2016 Wealthfront Career-Launching Companies List, Wealthfront, 2016
  • Fast Company - Most Innovative Companies, Fast Company, 2020
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