Findmypast Overview

  • www.findmypast.co.uk/careers-at-findmypast
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 51 to 200 Employees
  • null
  • Company - Private
  • Internet
  • Unknown / Non-Applicable

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Connecting people to their family stories is special. We're proud to deliver these magic moments. Through technology, data and insights, we bring people closer to their past, to benefit their future. ​ ​We’re a fast-growing team of smart people, on a mission to help millions. ...
Mission: We’re a vibrant tech company with a heartfelt mission: to connect people to their family stories. It’s a gratifying mission, and one that needs a talented team of engineers, scientists, marketing experts and creatives. If that sounds like you, join us and make a lasting impact ...

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Findmypast Reviews

4.2
86%
Recommend to a Friend
91%
Approve of CEO
Tamsin Todd
Tamsin Todd
28 Ratings
5.0
Current Employee

"A difference making company"

Nov 8, 2021 - Anonymous Employee
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Positive Outlook
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Pros

A place where you can make a genuine difference to a customers life. The company is a fantastic blend of history/genealogy experts and engineers working on cutting edge tech. On the whole people are

Cons

A little held back by the need to hire more engineers. But this can only be a good thing as it indicates the number of ideas and projects the company has up its sleeve.

Advice to Management

Maintain focus and alignment. Increasing cross-functional working is vital to the success of the company
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Diversity & Inclusion at Findmypast

4.2
(17 reviews)

Diversity Programs & Initiatives

At Findmypast, we aim to be an inclusive environment, where unique perspectives are welcomed and valued. We have a Diversity & Inclusion working group which is open to all employees and encourages everyone to feel empowered and c

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Findmypast Interviews

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Positive79%
Negative21%
Getting an Interview
Recruiter38%
Applied online38%
Recruitment Agency15%
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  1. Senior Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 week. I interviewed at Findmypast (London, England) in Oct 2020

    Interview

    I had an initial video call with a recruiter for us both to introduce ourselves and to discuss the company and the roll. It was an open and enjoyable conversation that went well.

    Next, 2 weeks later, was the first real interview which was 10 minutes of general introductions and chat followed by a 30-minute pair-programming exercise. This was very positive and the three engineers on the video call were friendly, helpful, and put me at ease. Before the interview they had already shared with me the codebase (in fact, it's openly available on GitHub) that we would be working on and requested that I have that ready, building, running tests, etc., before the interview to save time.

    The final stage, 3 days later was a 3 hour(!!) interview. The length of the interview was initially daunting but once it began it went very smoothly and they allowed a 10-minute break halfway through for all our benefits. Once again, the people were all very open and friendly and much of it just felt like a conversation. For the last part of the interview some of the participants dropped off, others joined, and the conversation turned less technical and more generic.

    I felt comfortable and was able to ask questions all throughout these interviews.

    Although this was undoubtedly one of the longest and most thorough interview processes I have experienced, it was also one of the best!
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Company Updates

November 18, 2021
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We're delighted to announce that the 1921 Census will arrive at Findmypast on 6 January 2022. We've partnered with The National Archives, UK to bring to life the stories of 38 million people.
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March 24, 2021
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The Findmypast Team have been working from home for a year now. Here's how we've adapted.
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A Year Of Working From Home | Findmypast
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