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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 platform that accelerates application innovation.

Company Updates

  • We are proud to be named one of four innovative companies offering groundbreaking multimodel #database management system #technology by IDC, but when it comes to Couchbase, there is #NoEQUAL.

    Four Companies Offering Multimodel Database Management System Technology Named IDC Innovators

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass., January 9, 2020 - International Data Corporation ( IDC) today published an IDC Innovators report profiling four companies offering multimodel database management system (DBMS) technology. The four companies are ArangoDB, Bitnine, Couchbase, and Starcounter. Most data management systems are classified as relational, nonrelational, or non-schematic (NoSQL) data management systems such as document and graph.

  • Couchbase is proud to be included in the 2020 Wealthfront Career-Launching Companies List.

    The 2020 Wealthfront Career-Launching Companies List - Wealthfront Blog

    Today we are pleased to present our eighth annual list of information technology companies where young people should start their careers. Many people ask us why a next generation banking service would go to the trouble of publishing this list. Our objective is to help our clients manage their short and long term financial needs.

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Couchbase – Why Work With 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 and who you work with.
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

  • Featured Review

    "Fabulous Place to Work!!!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Operations in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Operations in Santa Clara, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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


    The culture is second to none. Happy people who make for Happy customers. The executive team is available and they listen to their employees. Our core value is "Be a Good Human". Who can top that?


    So far so good. I thought I might get jaded but it has not happened yet. Love working here!

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring smart upbeat people who share the values of integrity.

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Couchbase Photos

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Couchbase Interviews



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  1. Featured Interview


    Solutions Engineer Interview

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Couchbase.


    The interview process took about two months from the initial contact with the recruiter until the final interview. Each phase included background on the company and technology as well as technical questions to ensure I had the skills necessary and, ultimately, a presentation to make sure I was capable of interfacing with customers.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked a series of technical questions including performance, general database and SQL as well as typical what-if scenarios and light development.   Answer Question
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Couchbase Awards & Accolades

  • Big Data NoSQL Report, The Forrester Wave, 2019
  • 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
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