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Couchbase Overview

Santa Clara, CA
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
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

  • Couchbase has made Wealthfront’s seventh annual Career-Launching Companies List!

    2019 Career-Launching Companies List

    Where you work matters. Many people flock to the tech industry because of the potential to make a meaningful impact on the world - and the hope that while doing so they will get to benefit from an IPO.

  • Couchbase was ranked No. 210 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America.

    2018 Technology Fast 500 award winners | Deloitte US

    Presenting the 2018 Technology Fast 500 award winners.

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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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27 Ratings
  • Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Great people, amazing product"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Couchbase full-time


    We get to work on ground-breaking technology that our customers love; LOVE my co-workers; there are lateral and upward mobility opportunities if you work for them; company has tremendous growth potential; we’re in the right stage of the company for anyone to come in and make a big impact; work-life balance is great; the management team takes the time to recognize and reward employees; management is very open with employees on business health


    There are the typical growing pains of a fast-moving startup to midsize company plus new leadership team

    Advice to Management

    Continue to value, reward, and recognize employees

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Couchbase Photos

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Couchbase photo of: CEO, Matt Cain at Connect NY '18
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Couchbase Interviews



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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience


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


    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

  • Forbes Next Billion Dollar Startups, Forbes, 2018
  • Deloitte Technology Fast 500, Deloitte, 2018
  • Wealthfront Career-Launching Companies List, Wealthfront, 2018
  • DBTA Readers’ Choice Award for Best In-Memory Solutions, Database Trends and Applications (DBTA), 2018
  • 5-Star Rating in the CRN Partner Program Guide, CRN, 2018
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