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Couchbase Overview

Mountain View, CA
201 to 500 employees
2011
Company - Private
Information Technology
Unknown / Non-Applicable
At Couchbase, constant innovation is the backbone of our technology and culture. With more than 300 employees in offices around the world, we’re looking for people who want to solve tough problems and are ready to disrupt a $40B database industry.

Mission: To be the dominant database platform that powers the Digital Economy.

Company Updates

  • A team that zip lines together, stays together! We had fun at our team event last week. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQezI

    Zip Lining at Mt. Hermon

    G&A Team Event

  • Check out the Datanami article: New CEO, same strategy for Couchbase. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQezG

    New CEO, Same Strategy for Couchbase

    When a CEO is replaced, it's often because a major shift in business strategy is required. But when Matt Cain took over the top job at Couchbase this spring, Cain committed to the same general plan followed by his predecessor, Bob Wiederhold.

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Couchbase – Why Work For Us?


Love what you do, enjoy where you work.

Extraordinary customer experiences need an engagement database. 

Couchbase is part of the $35 billion database market and has quickly built a reputation among the Fortune 500 as the performance and scalability leader among NoSQL vendors. Couchbase also makes it easy to operate at any scale, with elastic scalability and configurable cross data center replication to increase data locality and availability. 

Couchbase is the most powerful NoSQL data platform.

Love what you do, enjoy where you work.
Love what you do, enjoy where you work.

The best part about Couchbase? Our people. Meet our employee spotlight: Deepika! 

Name - Deepika

Title – Engineering Recruiter

How long have you been at Couchbase? - 1.6 years

What do you do? Adding world class talent to our awesome Engineering Team

Why do you love working here? Every day is different at Couchbase and I love handling all the challenges one at a time. My stakeholders are the reason I thrive at Couchbase. 

Did you recently celebrate a big milestone (career or personal)? We are a family of 4 now. Baby Rithika came along on May 29th 2016. 

Coffee or tea? Any time coffee with latte art beats the craziness of the day

Are you more productive in the morning or afternoon? I am a morning person

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

Your favorite book of all time? All works of Jane Austen are amazing. If I have to single it down, it will be pride and prejudice.

So what's it like working at Couchbase?

OPEN SOURCE ROOTS

At Couchbase, we go where the ideas are and believe that the best ideas come from the greater community. We pride ourselves on a transparent environment and are constantly growing our global presence – currently maintained in over 20 countries. Like the open source mentality, we encourage contribution and global collaboration from individuals who are self-motivated and passionate about their role.

SCALABLE MINDS

We value an agile mind. The scalability of the company and products are as important as the scalability of the minds that drive it. The technology and mentality of Couchbase have drawn some of the top minds in Silicon Valley over the past 5 years – renowned experts looking for a challenge. This is an environment where big things happen. You’ll find opportunities to wear many hats, learn new skills and grow your career and work with minds of the same caliber.

CONSTANT INNOVATION

Our constant innovation is the backbone of our technology. We’re looking to shape the future of how people access information and make tailored decisions within milliseconds. We are committed to solve large problems at massive scale with a forward looking mindset. In order to innovate at the speed of the industry, we look to you, our team members to keep the ideas fresh and to push the envelope.

COMMITMENT TO WINNING

Here at Couchbase, people are empowered to be their best. You’ll find our commitment to winning exemplified in the work of your coworkers and feel the excitement that mentality brings to the workplace. Being the best and developing the best technology will motivate you in new ways and will help shape the work you do within the company and throughout your career.

Top 10 reasons to work at Couchbase

  • We build technology with a purpos
  • Shape the future of how people access information
  • See your work as part of the puzzle
  • Structure the unstructured
  • 2016 Glassdoor Top 50 Highest Rated Private Cloud Company to Work For
  • Scalable, fast, reliable products and people
  • Global presence, open work environment
  • 100% year over year growth
  • Ranked a top 25 startup by leading publications
  • Flexible vacation, beer on tap, all the benefits you expect

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    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 Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Couchbase (Mountain View, CA) in June 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online via the company's careers site. Got a call in about 2 days saying that the hiring manager is interested to talk. The next day I had a telephonic discussion wherein the hiring manager asked questions about my experience and gave a very nice overview about the company. He also mentioned that I would qualify for 3 groups in the company and asked my preference. He mentioned about the interview process and answered patiently to all my questions.

    This was followed by coding round wherein a problem statement is given to you and you'll have to solve the problem at your leisure and send them the solution. This was run directly by the hiring manager. Again he was very nice and asked me to take as much time as I want. The question was not of the kind where you can answer only if you know the trick. This was more of a concrete graph problem for which you will have to brush up your algorithmic skills. After I submitted my solution the very same day the hiring manager reviewed the code, gave me some minor comments. But all in all he liked what I had done and called me over to a bunch of in-person interviews.

    I had a 5 hour long in-person interview where I spoke to 5 people including the hiring manager. The interviews touched upon coding skills, data-structures / algorithms, distributed systems concept and system design skills. There were a couple of places where I fumbled a little bit and on one occasion missed out on a complexity analysis question :( But all-in-all I had a very nice time interacting with the team and all the team members were very cordial and friendly. A couple of days later I heard that they had liked me and would extend the offer. The offer was reasonable and I didn't bargain.

    Throughout the interview process the HR person was very helpful and gave a lot of details about the company. I thoroughly enjoyed the interview process.

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Couchbase Awards & Accolades

  • 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
  • Visionary Award, Gartner Magic Quadrant, 2015
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