MongoDB Reviews

Updated August 1, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good opportunity with a company that has big potential

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MongoDB

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome team of intelligent and innovative individuals. Great opportunity to make a huge impact on the industry. One of the few startups that are doing well which will get you a lot of recognition. Good work/life balance with a lot of flexibility and autonomy.

    Cons

    MongoDB is experiencing some growing pains right now with a lot of bureaucratic policies being put in place partially due to new execs. It's normal to have more structure as the team gets bigger but the way in which it is implemented could be handled a bit better. Fast pace growth but sometimes culture fit is sacrificed in the process. Healthy compensation packages for newcomers but, no incentives are given to existing employees who have been with the company. New managers also needs more training.

    Advice to Management

    Company culture is very critical at this stage so it's important to evaluate newcomers against existing company values. It's one thing to attract strong talent, it's another thing to be able to keep them and I'm not sure if MongoDB is focusing on that. New managers desperately need more training.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Great Company Culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MongoDB full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - great company culture & values - impressive product - quickly growing - chance for upward mobility - wonderful colleagues

    Cons

    - poor work-life balance - chaos due to fast growth can work against upward mobility - poor communication - little to no training for new positions

    Advice to Management

    just keep working at it - lots of good progress so far and growing a start-up is difficult.


  3. Dynamic Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment, friendly people, lot's of innovative projects being worked on. In terms of management, if things are not working they are willing to listen to better options.

    Cons

    Too many bosses, too many different initiatives. They need to fix one thing at a time, comission structure could be more attainable/clear.

    Advice to Management

    Alignment of sales and marketing is key. Need to figure a way to not have sales under 5 different groups it, will make life a lot easier.


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  5. Helpful (2)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  6. Helpful (4)

    Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Not perfect, but pretty darn close

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Immaturity at key exec levels and bad case of founderitis

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  9. Helpful (2)

    OMG.... Am I drinking the MongoDB Kool-aid?

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Services
    Current Employee - Technical Services

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    ~My first point of contact - Recruiter and HR. Knowledgable and trustworthy (Always a plus!) ~Bright colleagues with different backgrounds with the same end goals ~Making a difference in the company ~Nosql! DUH!

    Cons

    Being part of a startup has it's cons. Management needs to make goals they can stick with.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Terrific Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  11. Helpful (5)

    Be wary of MongoDB

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast growing space. Several fast growing companies in this space.

    Cons

    * CEO and other C level people have their inner circle of people from past lives. If you are one of them you will be taken care of. If you are not you will be under-compensated and under-appreciated. ** The company hires mostly straight out of college grads with very little other work experience. The company does a great job of "internal branding and marketing" and creating hype giving the illusion of a great company. If you dig a little deeper you will find the hype that is portrayed is not reality.



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