MongoDB Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
58 Reviews
4.2
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Nice work/life balance - never pushed to work more than 40 hours per week (in 4 reviews)

  • hiring a lot of people and growing very fast (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Compensation plans are maybe not as aggressive as they should be for such a fast growing company (in 6 reviews)

  • chaos due to fast growth can work against upward mobility (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place with very intelligent people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MongoDB as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Mongo just has some of the smartest people I've ever worked with. It's clear everyone is very passionate about the product and about doing things well, no shoddy engineering to be found. Perfect balance of professionalism and nerd culture.

    Also who wouldn't wanna get around the office in a scooter?

    Cons

    Big drinking culture. I felt that to be slightly polarizing when it would happen very often. But that's just me. Also it felt like my supervisors were constantly in meetings when I needed to meet with them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Internship

    Former Employee - Marketing Summer Intern
    Former Employee - Marketing Summer Intern

    I worked at MongoDB as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great culture and people. The intern program was well developed and allowed you to work where you wanted.

    Cons

    Sometimes I was left with nothing to do. While this was not often, it would have been nice to have some things planned out ahead of time.

  3.  

    Good Internship Program

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at MongoDB as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Had a great summer working on a really interesting project. The people here are very smart and helpful and I definitely felt challenged. Hours were good (10-6) and the other intern events they had throughout the summer (including a speaker series ~once/week with senior members of the company) were fun. I stayed in the provided NYU housing which was just OK but a bunch of the interns lived there so it was pretty fun overall. Pay is very competitive and they are open about the job offer process for rising seniors.

    Cons

    Seemed like the non-engineering interns didn't have as great of an experience. The company is growing quickly and there was some reorganization and layoffs during the summer which kind of gave the impression that the company is a little unstable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Best internship I've had

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    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at MongoDB as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Interns are treated as full-time employees and given real responsibilities. All of the intern projects are very interesting and actually contribute to something useful.
    The people are great: everyone is passionate about their jobs and super helpful if you have questions.
    Perks are wonderful even for interns (lunches twice a week, housing paid for, transportation costs covered).
    Nice work/life balance - never pushed to work more than 40 hours per week.
    Pay is above industry standard.

    Cons

    Office is in Times Square so you have to navigate around tourists when walking anywhere.
    Company is still growing and structure changes are still happening.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Software Engineer Inter

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at MongoDB as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    - project/intern matching system to help you find the project you'd be most interested in and interesting projects overall, some other companies don't allow you to choose your project which is a huge turn off
    - took the time/effort to find the right engineering project for me which I really appreciate
    - NYC is awesome
    - housing provided

    Cons

    - wish I could have started the internship a month earlier
    - small cafetaria

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic Company - Full of potential

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Director in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    Great team, really collaborative, lots of smart people. Product really works. Comp package is pretty competitive. Full of great challenges. Opportunity to make a difference is enormous.

    Cons

    Company facing a lot of fairly standard growth challenges. Moving from 150 to 300 people is a big change for any organisation. There have been a few mis teps but I think the intellectual firepower available to us is more than equal to the measure of those challenges.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What worked when you 150 people in terms of communication absolutely does not scale to 300 people. Better to err on the side of over-communication in periods of change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Culture, Great Product, Customers love it

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

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

    Pros

    Growing really fast - Lots of opportunity
    Changing the industry
    Customers love doing business with MongoDB - very customer centric
    The culture is great, Particularly in EMEA
    Leaders who listen and mentor

    Cons

    Compensation plans are maybe not as aggressive as they should be for such a fast growing company
    Sometimes we take being customer centric to extremes and make it a little too difficult to sell by giving almost everything ways for free

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let's make the compensation plans a bit more aggressive, selling open source is hard!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working at a Company That's Out to Do Something Big

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    What I'm doing actually matters. What the company is doing actually matters. And it's nice to work at a company where your users love the product.

    Cons

    Given how fast-growing we are, things are always in motion. You have to have a certain tolerance for ambiguity, a willingness to adapt, and the desire to roll up your sleeves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you help the young employees grow with the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible and hard working people. Smart and self aware. Know where they need to improve and have a plan. Great staff that cares a lot and is ambitious but not political.

    Cons

    This isn't an office 9-5 mail in job. This is a pro to me but may be a con for those not looking to put the effort in.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 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 for 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

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