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These are some of the things that make Elastic, Elastic.

They are a set of ideas rather than a statement of values. Some are accurate to who we are while others are aspirational.

They are reminders that keep us steadfast because we’re not perfect, we’re human.


Customer, 1st

Our customers, our community, are at the heart of everything we do. In our actions. In our products. And in the experiences that we create for them.

Our passion for our users translates into their passion for Elastic.

Home, Dinner

There is no such thing as work-life balance. We are successful if we find balance in life. Elastic empowers you with the flexibility to do so. Be home for dinner, go for a run midday, care for a sick child, or visit a parent.

Finding balance means being more innovative and efficient at work. Which makes for a better Elastic.

Space, Time

It’s easy to get stuck in a day-to-day work pattern. Allowing for the space and time to dream requires conscious effort. Embracing a high failure rate does, too.

Fulfillment comes from doing the obvious and dreaming up the un-obvious. Both are foundations of Elastic.

IT, Depends

It’s pretty complicated to make some things simple, and even more complicated to make other things possible. We embrace and value the knowledge required to do both.

When a question is asked, buckle up. Sh*t is about to get real. Your journey will likely start with “it depends.”

Progress, SIMPLE Perfection

Perfection is not a destination. Color inside the lines or color outside the lines. Just pick a color. It’s as simple as 2048.

An Elastic that moves is an Elastic that survives, thrives, and stands the test of time.

01.02, /FORMAT

Our products are distributed by design, our company is distributed by intention. With many languages, perspectives, and cultures, it’s easy to lose something in translation. Over email and chat, doubly so. Until we get a perpetual empathy machine, don’t assume malice.

A distributed Elastic makes for a diverse Elastic, which makes for a better Elastic.

As YOU, Are

We all come in different shapes with different interests and skills. We all have an accent. Celebrate it. Just come as you are.

No need to invest neurons trying to fit an arbitrary mold. We’d rather you put them to work shaping Elastic.

HUMBLE, Ambitious

Ambition drives us to challenge ourselves and the people around us to do better. It is not an excuse to be an asshole.

Be humble. Be ambitious. At Elastic, we are both.

Speed, Scale, Relevance

Elastic is a search company. We focus on value to users by producing fast results that operate at scale and are relevant. This is our DNA. We believe search is an experience. It is what defines us, binds us, and makes us unique.