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Couchbase Overview

Mountain View, CA
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Information Technology
Unknown / Non-Applicable
At Couchbase, constant innovation is the backbone of our technology and culture. Built on the most powerful NoSQL technology, our platform provides unmatched agility and manageability – as well as unparalleled performance at any scale – to deliver ever-richer ... Read more

Mission: To be the data platform that revolutionizes digital innovation.

Company Updates

  • Our CEO Matt Cain shares the 6 crucial things to do in your first 100 days in a new leadership role

    6 Crucial Things to Do in Your First 100 Days in a New Leadership Role

    The rate of change in technology is unmatched. Companies are constantly being funded, getting acquired and, unfortunately, going out of business. These dynamic conditions create both challenges and opportunities for leaders. Changing roles is becoming more frequent across industries. Being able to successfully transition into a new leadership position is a must-have skill for entrepreneurs and company leaders.

  • It was a Lei'd Back Luau at Couchbase last week! Here's to celebrating summer before it's gone too quick.

    Lei'd Back Luau

    Just another Thursday, tiki style

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Couchbase – Why Work For Us?

Pursue your interests, find your strengths

In this environment, big things happen. Whether you’re a new grad or a proven expert, you’ll have the opportunity to learn new skills, grow your career, and work with a team of smart, passionate people every day. If you want to be a part of a team that feels empowered, you’ve found it. 

Being the best and developing the best technology will motivate you in new ways and help shape the work you do now and throughout your career. Weekly lunches, fully stocked kitchens, and all the coffee you could have doesn't hurt! 

Bring your big ideas and we'll take on the next great challenge together.

Love what you do, enjoy where you work.
Pursue your interests, find your strengths

"If you enjoy turning vision into reality, you'll do great here." Nic, Developer Advocate 

Impact and Innovation

At Couchbase, we work without limits. Our relentless pursuit of innovation allows every employee to make a meaningful, lasting impact, and our incredible sense of teamwork allows us to celebrate success together. 

Diversity and Inclusion

Everyone at Couchbase is valued and respected, and we're always working to further foster an inclusive and diverse work environment. This year, we're sponsoring space for Women Who Code meetups in the Bay Area. We're also working on creative and varying initiatives to increase our diverse talent pool and further support all our employees. 

Transparency and Communication

We've reinvigorated our communication efforts, so all employees are in the know, all the time. We host regular All Hands meetings and CXO chats, and our executive team are huge proponents of an open door, two way communication kind of culture.  

Dominating an industry requires a top notch team. Become a part of ours today. 

Pursue your interests, find your strengths
Love what you do, enjoy where you work.

This week, #Couchbaselife spotlight, Rico, shows off the accounting super tool! 📊 

(Psst... meet more employee spotlights here!

Name: Rico

Role: Sr. Accountant

How long have you been at Couchbase? 

Since Sept. 2015

What do you do?

Manage equity and stock option administrative works. Work closely with the Corporate Controller to review monthly and quarterly financial results, including review of overseas subsidiaries and the U.S. account reconciliations, tax filings etc.

Why do you love working here?

Culture: At Couchbase, it is all about work hard and play even harder mentality. We target aggressive goals and deadlines but we also do team bonding events every quarter to celebrate our achievements. My favorite team bonding event so far is the vintage wine train ride where we enjoyed the food, drinks and scenery from the train and visited four wineries.

Accessibility and Transparency: Our executives are easily accessible because not only do they sit close to his/her department, but they also sit on the similar desk and chair as any other employees. 

Every quarter-end, we have multiple “ring-the-bells,” where our Sales executive present some of the big and interesting deals Couchbase made, and “Town-hall Meeting,” where our executives present how we are doing financially and operationally overall as the Company. All employees can enjoy the ride with our fast-paced and hyper-growth company.

Did you recently celebrate a big milestone (career or personal)?

Thanks to Couchbase’s discretionary time off policy, I crossed Spain, Vatican, Italy and Australia from my bucket list of the countries I want to travel last year.

My goal is to visit at least two new countries a year.

Coffee or tea?

Definitely Tea!

Are you more productive in the morning or afternoon?

Super morning person.

What did you want to be when you were a kid?

Secret Agent and Soccer Player

Your favorite book of all time?

I don’t really read books. I rather make history than reading someone else’s history.

Couchbase Reviews

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Couchbase Chief Executive Officer Matt Cain
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    "A Dream Job!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
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    Approves of CEO

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


    * Fantastic culture!
    * Focused, energetic team with aligned goals - no corporate politics
    * True collaboration with everyone playing their positions
    * Great market opportunity and growth potential


    I've been here a few months and I haven't found any "cons" yet. If I had to pick one is that the whole world doesn't know about us - yet... I'm very pleased with my decision to take a leap of faith on Couchbase: thus far this is the the most exciting and rewarding position I've had in a fairly long career.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you're doing. Strong focus on growth and culture is a winning combination for customers and employees alike.

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Couchbase Photos

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Couchbase photo of: Summer Picnic 2017
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Couchbase Interviews



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Getting an Interview





    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview


    The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Couchbase (San Francisco, CA).


    Got referred to a position here, Initially got an email from recruiter, interview sas setup. After the first interview, got another email that "they really liked my tecnical skill".
    For second interview was asked to provide three diff days and times for another 30min call. I did promptly send them back.
    After almost four days got another email from recruiter that their bar was set high and there was slight mismatch in what they were looking for and what tech skill I had.

    Interview Questions

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Couchbase Awards & Accolades

  • Big Data 100: 35 Coolest Data Management And Integration Vendors, CRN, 2017
  • Big Data 100: 30 Coolest Data Management Vendors, CRN, 2016
  • Forrester Leader, Forrester, 2016
  • Highest Rated Private Cloud Company to Work For, Battery Ventures + Glassdoor, 2016
  • Bossie Award, InfoWorld, 2015
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