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MongoDB Reviews

Updated January 18, 2015
Updated January 18, 2015
74 Reviews
4.2
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MongoDB CEO Dev Ittycheria
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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
  • chaos due to fast growth can work against upward mobility (in 6 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Growing Product / Struggling Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MongoDB

    Pros

    A growing product with immediate recognition at the highest levels in clients and prospects. Get the meetings you want and tell a compelling story. If you're given a large and broad (industry-wise) territory, you have a good chance to succeed.

    Cons

    Databases in large companies are not quick to change. You compete against unlimited global licenses for MS, Oracle, IBM and SAP/Sybase. Open Source competes with itself on sales but sales can win out with hard work and the right relationships. Management change will continue to create instability, but what's new about that?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    amazing company with a huge opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Smart people who are on a mission and they have fun along the way. I'm constantly impressed with the people I get to work with - years of enterprise software experience.

    Cons

    Hyper-growth means you have to work hard. Sometimes, it feels like we live from fire drill to fire drill but I think that's the nature of a successful startup.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick with the strategy - it's working!! We have to keep focussed on the end goal which is mass adoption and not let distractions slow us down. We have an amazingly talented CEO and we need to follow his lead.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great, entrepreneurial environment, full of bright people who balance working and socializing together.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at MongoDB as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing technology, with some of the brightest engineers who are friendly and enthusiastic about the company. The excitement among community members is infectious, and the company has a great momentum going.

    Cons

    Sometimes the quick growth reduces transparency among top leaders. Big announcements were delivered without much warning ahead of time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    After 2 years @ MongoDB

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MongoDB full-time

    Pros

    Exciting time to work on a very interesting and dynamic ecosystem like NoSQL/Databases. MongoDB is one of the best technologies to work and it's becoming more prevalent.
    The tech is good and people seem to enjoy working with it which makes the job very interesting.

    Cons

    Constant changes on head / director roles, lack of focus and sync from parts of the organization makes these times very uncertain causing a lot of stress across the board. This was not the case 8 months ago.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We are trying to become a big company from head down. Lot's of VP's without any direct responsibility, lot's of roles that don't make sense given the size and the market share that we currently have.
    We are not growing in proportion with our user base. That makes growth expectations unrealistic.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    East coast hipster geek haven

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    - Very "techy" startup for being on the East Coast. No social media pointlessness. If you like technical challenges and don't like corporations this is the place to be.
    - Transparent work culture.
    - Great, smart, dedicated co-workers.
    - Lots of individual responsibility across the board.
    - An actual chance to make an impression on an entire software technology vertical.

    Cons

    - Messy and changing management and sales structure.
    - Lack of coherent message and strategy internally.
    - The company is in a great place technology and market impression wise, but struggling to monetize open source and hence changes strategy very often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve consistency in internal and external strategy communication.

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

    Very good experiencie

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Sales in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Sales in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    solid product, great community support

    Cons

    the product is open source, free of charge. Not to many people want to pay for support, for a product that works very well, and seldom goes down

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide with proper training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Good opportunity, good product, great culture and management.

    Cons

    A lot of turnover (but you should expect that with a growing company), hard time monetizing (but you should expect that with open source), constantly changing offerings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is great, its direction from up top that needs to be more well thought out.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place with very intelligent people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MongoDB as an intern (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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Internship

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

    I worked at MongoDB as an intern (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.

  11.  

    Great Place

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MongoDB as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Tons of smart motivated people. Great atmosphere. Exciting company.

    Cons

    Its growing so fast and it makes for some challenges.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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