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Immaturity at key exec levels and bad case of founderitis

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Former Employee - Principal Product Manager in New York, NY
Former Employee - Principal Product Manager in New York, NY

I worked at MongoDB full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Great technology, developer and market adoption and market leadership. Product is very easy to install and configure for basic use cases but needs to mature to meet claims of trud web scalability.

Cons

Exec positions are somewhat of a clique, most being filled by former MarkLogic execs. They seem to be making some of the same missteps at MongoDB. Also, product direction is set exclusively by the founder and current CTO. Senior level product managers will have a very difficult time making an impact and will spend most of their time on junior level activities. Also, despite claim of being supportive of remote employees, the culture is not conducive for those working outside of the New York office, specifically when it comes to key business areas such as product management and development.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Encourage participation in product direction and strategy from those outside of the current VP of Products and CEO positions.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not perfect, but pretty darn close

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    Current Employee - Sales/Marketing in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales/Marketing in New York, NY

    I have been working at MongoDB full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Generous, good people that work hard, expect much but are also kind.
    Leader in a market that is transforming how data is managed.
    Great story behind the company. Makes it easy to explain what we do, and why.
    Salary and benefits are solid, though not overwhelmingly so.
    Highly ambitious company vision.

    Cons

    Far enough along that the stock grants are not stratospheric. (Still, assuming the company matches its ambition, any amount of stock is worthwhile here.)
    Some areas of the company stronger than others in terms of personnel, though all areas are constantly upgrading.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Geeky DNA sometimes diluted by salesy next generation. Needs to keep to its engineering roots/focus.
    Hiring from within has gotten better, and needs to keep getting better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Terrific Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at MongoDB full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic facilities, bright and fun atmosphere, really nice HR people, super-smart leaders, amazing salary/perks (even by Startup standards) - What I really like is the transparency, I've never worked anywhere where the CEO pretty much tells everyone everything that's happening. High trust environment.

    Cons

    Being a fast growing company means frequent changes and occasional left turns. Probably not ideal if you're slow to adapt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't you go changing.... ;)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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