Our values

It Starts at the Source

Here at Elastic, we think unique perspectives bolstered by shared values (what we call our Source Code) are important to creating an awesome company culture. We’re focused on diversity, autonomy, and flexibility, so you can find a place where you can be you. We think it’s possible to have a successful career that makes you happy. And we know that you are more than your job title.

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Understanding our Source Code

We’re a distributed company built on a heritage of open source. That extends to our employees. We want you to be the whole, wonderful human you are. Our Source Code is a set of ideas that helps you do that.

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  • Customer, 1st

    Our customers, our community, are the heart of everything we do. In our actions. In our products. And in the experiences we create for them. Our passion for our users translates into their passion for Elastic.

  • Home, Dinner

    Elastic empowers you with the flexibility. Be home for dinner, go for a run midday, care for a sick child, or visit a parent. We get it.

  • Space, Time

    It’s easy to get stuck in a day-to-day work pattern. We want you to take the time to dream the un-obvious.

  • IT, Depends

    It can be complicated to make new things possible. When a question is asked, buckle up. Your journey will likely start with "it depends".
  • Progress, SIMPLE Perfection

    Perfection is not a destination. 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. Appreciate the view, culture, and language of others.

  • 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.

  • HUMBLE, Ambitious

    Challenge yourself and the people around you to do better. Don’t be an asshole.

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

  • Speed, Scale, Relevance

    Elastic is a search company. We produce relevant, fast results that operate at scale. This is our DNA. It’s what defines us, binds us, and makes us unique.


"Authenticity matters, and in this distributed company, I was fascinated by how excited everyone was to be a part of the journey, and how comfortable they were to bring their whole person to work."

Carolyn HerzogChief Legal Officer

Work happens everywhere

We know that the best ideas happen when you’re free to be where you work best. Want to work from an office? Great. Is hybrid or remote more your style? We support that, too. We were distributed before it was “cool,” so we’ve mastered the art of multiple time zones and working asynchronously.

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Promote positive change

Elastician Resource Groups, or ERGs, are identity-based groups that provide critical input and advice on our ongoing DEI efforts. These groups help ensure Elastic isn’t just talking the talk, but walking the walk when it comes to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment.

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Need space?

We believe that autonomy and flexibility mean growth. At Elastic, we want you to have the space to do what you need to do. Find balance not just in work, but in life. Founded as a "distributed by design" organization, we want you to craft time for what matters most.

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