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Alation Inc.

Established in

About us

Alation is the leader in enterprise data intelligence solutions including data search & discovery, data governance, data stewardship, analytics, and digital transformation. Alation’s initial offering dominates the data catalog market. With our Behavioural Analysis Engine, inbuilt collaboration capabilities, and open interfaces, Alation combines machine learning with human insight to tackle even the most demanding challenges in data and metadata management. More than 330 enterprises drive data culture, improve decision making, and realise business outcomes with Alation including AbbVie, Cisco, Finnair, Munich Re, NASDAQ, New Balance, Parexel, Pfizer, and Vistaprint. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Alation has over 40 Alationauts in the UK (and growing), and was named to Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces list and is backed by leading venture capitalists including Blackstone, Costanoa, Data Collective, Dell Technologies, Riverwood, Salesforce, Sanabil, Sapphire, and Snowflake Ventures.

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What employees say

“The culture of a company not only affects your day-to-day life, but also your performance. At Alation, the focus on having a great culture that encourages success is like at no other place. Alation’s positive culture makes you feel like you are part of a family and that your work matters.

In the UK/EMEA our culture is like no other - every department is tightly knit with each other and supports each other. From the leadership team to every individual contributor, every team member has a role they play in building out the business across the region. That has resulted in having an outstanding team that supports and celebrates each other.”

Luma Kamel
SDR Manager (EMEA)
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I'm proud to tell others I work here.

Management keeps me informed about important issues and changes.

When you join the organisation, you are made to feel welcome.

There is a "family" or "team" feeling here.

I understand how my job contributes to achieving organisational objectives.

We're all in this together.

What defines us

We’re a data company with a values-driven culture. Our vision is to empower a curious and rational world by moving the ball (we go fast), by building for the long term (we go far), by listening like we’re wrong (we go together), and always measuring our success through customer impact.   

Everything we do is intrinsically motivated by at least one of our four core values, and always backed by data – no matter how big or small the step.

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What inspires us

At Alation, we work together, and celebrate our differences. Each of our Alationauts contribute to the global culture that we have today, and are encouraged to be true to themselves. From embracing a hybrid work culture, to flexible “you do you” benefits, there is always a choice for each and every employee.

We thrive on shared knowledge and experiences, even with hundreds of miles between each other. Together, we celebrate our internal wins, and our cultural differences. We have Alationauts all over the world, but create opportunities to come together both in-person and virtually, like our annual company kick off! We also learn together during our Lunch and Learns, All Hands, and ensure a safe space during our open discussions.

Lastly, we’re inspired by our values. We highlight Alationauts that champion our values in our annual awards ceremony, the Allies! Our winners are nominated by their peers, and are rewarded a spot in our Achievers Club.

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Action highlights

During our annual company kick offs, we always make a point to focus on our corporate social responsibility. This year, we’ve teamed up with Odyssey Teams to build prosthetic hands for our global communities. Upon completion, we were able to build 100 prosthetic hands, and hope to have touched 100 recipients. We’re a team that is all in on impact!

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Career and jobs

Application tips

Connect with us!

  • Be proactive via Linkedin and the Alation careers website 
  • Don't be afraid to get in touch with our recruiters or hiring managers!
  • Connect with us via Linkedin
  • Ensure all channels of communication are organized

Learn about us!

  • Brush up on all things Alation before applying and interviewing
  • Get familiar with our values: Move the Ball, Build for the Long Term, Listen Like You're Wrong, and Measure Success through Customer Impact.
  • Listen to our latest podcasts by our very own CEO:
  • Check out our customer stories : LinkedIn, Salesforce, Riot Games
  • Review our news coverage: Alation Adds $110M to Its Catalog
  • Ask questions!

Our great workplace

For more information, visit our Careers Page: 

Natalie Lawrence
Talent Acquisition Partner

0870 608 8780
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