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Couchbase CEO Matt Cain
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32 Ratings
Pros
  • "great product, great teams, leading edge technology in a fast growing market segment(in 9 reviews)

  • "Great people, culture, technology and market potential(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "and it is all laughingly dismissed as growing pains of a pre-IPO startup(in 6 reviews)

  • "New sales leadership has gutted sales of the best reps(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (2)

    "Great people, amazing product"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Couchbase full-time

    Pros

    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...

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    Cons

    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

    Couchbase2018-06-29

    Couchbase Response

    July 17, 2018Employee Evangelist

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts! We're glad you're having a great experience at Couchbase. We are working on a larger scale employee recognition program, but open to any and all suggestions if you'd like to share anonymously here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SNGLQPJ

  2. "Amazing company with industry leading technology and superlative employee and customer focus"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Couchbase full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people and really supportive culture that treats people with respect and as adults. Wicked snack & drink selection too . Well established leaders, top talent across the board, and an exciting & evolving future in a large market with tremendous upside. I can't believe all the incredible use cases for our product and the huge impact we can make in customers' lives. This is the best kept secret in all of...

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    Cons

    We've had normal and painful turnover one sees at a company moving from startup to a more establish growth company. This impacted business outcomes earlier in the year but leadership has stabilized the team and business projections since, so things are really looking on the up and up!

    Advice to Management

    Keep driving the culture and the company forward. Keep caring deeply about your employees and customers. Continue investing in our people, products, processes, and programs. We can do this!

    Couchbase2019-04-03

    Couchbase Response

    April 4, 2019Employee Evangelist

    Thank you so much for your review! We are making positive moves, and this is all because of our leaders, people, culture, and product. We are glad you are having a such great experience here. We can do this, and we are doing this!

  3. "Growth and opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Couchbase full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Thus far, Couchbase has been a great place to work. What I really enjoy are the benefits/perks, as well as the opportunity, which is the main reason I came to the company. There is so much room for growth, as you are enabled to take on many different projects, and have lots of opportunity to make a difference and lead in your own way. As the company grows, I feel like I have the opportunity to make an impact and grow...

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    Cons

    - No 401k match - Pay could be better, but it's not too bad

    Couchbase2019-03-26

    Couchbase Response

    April 4, 2019Employee Evangelist

    Thank you for your feedback! We are happy to hear that you have so many great things to say about the company. We always want our people to feel like they can grow here and feel like they are being valued, so it is great that you feel that way. Our teams are always looking at ...

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Supportive, Flexible and Great Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Couchbase full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    * flexible timing * very supportive and friendly colleagues. * detail discussions on every small details of implementation. * people are technical.

    Cons

    * missing everyday lunch compared to previous job.

    Couchbase2018-12-17

    Couchbase Response

    December 18, 2018Employee Evangelist

    Thanks for your review! Glad to hear that you are able to be flexible in how you work, and that you find the people here friendly, as we want to create a flexible, and friendly environment. We are sorry to hear that you miss daily lunches, but we hope that you are able to find the ...

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Overall Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Couchbase full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    open and collaborative environment made it easier to not just do my job but plan for future projects.

    Cons

    At the time I was there funding became an issue so some programs were scaled back significantly. (I believe things have gotten better)

    Couchbase2018-12-19
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great process so far"

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    Current Employee - Tech 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Couchbase full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Well organized an focussed on-boarding

    Cons

    non to-date - just started my career here

    Advice to Management

    Keep the human centered focus

    Couchbase2018-12-17

    Couchbase Response

    December 18, 2018Employee Evangelist

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the on-boarding process and over time we hope that there are more things you find enjoyable about Couchbase!

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Supportive Environment and Great Growth Potential"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Couchbase full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Great support from leadership. Organized and focused on its bright future. FUN, energetic culture

      Cons

      There are the usually cons associated with late stage startups

      Advice to Management

      continue recruiting brilliant team members

      Couchbase2018-11-28

      Couchbase Response

      December 3, 2018Employee Evangelist

      Thanks for the feedback. We are glad to hear that you found our leadership team supportive and focused on the future of the company. These are definitely exciting times at Couchbase, and we are looking forward to great things down the road!

    • Helpful (10)

      "Graveyard!!"

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      Current Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Clara, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Couchbase full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Free Coffee, Free Coffee, Free Coffee, Free Coffee and more Free Coffee

      Cons

      Leadership has no database experience. Company has expressed financial turmoil and currently looking for additional funding. No employee retention rate as we are losing more employees then hiring. No stability. Customer retention and new business are at an all time low!! Company culture is no existent as employees talk about each other as if we were back in high school.

      Advice to Management

      Bring in people who actually know the database market and not your old Symantec/Veritas drinking buddies!!

      Couchbase2018-09-28

      Couchbase Response

      October 9, 2018Employee Evangelist

      We are sorry you are not having a positive experience at Couchbase. We put many programs in place to do our best to ensure everyone is informed and engaged, from onboarding to quarterly all hands meetings, and from CFO Chats to Community Lunches. In terms of the information you noted ...

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    • Helpful (3)

      "Serious engineering, opportunities for impact, relaxed, mature culture"

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      Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Couchbase full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Engineering: as a database company, Couchbase has a serious engineering culture, performance and reliability are critical to our customers. I really like the seriousness and studiousness with which the team approaches engineering problems. Impact: After working at a vastly larger company, it was great to come work at Couchbase where I could have an idea for a feature, come up with a proof-of-concept, and get it into...

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      Cons

      Culture does vary quite a bit between teams, different people may have different experiences.

      Couchbase2018-07-23

      Couchbase Response

      July 30, 2018Employee Evangelist

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts on working at Couchbase! We are proud of the world class team we have in place across all departments, where the "work smarter not harder" point of view is shared.

    • Helpful (2)

      "Limitless opportunity in fast-growing, pre-IPO company – that’s fun to go to every day!"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Couchbase full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      I have found Couchbase to be a fast-paced, high-energy environment where I can work hard, take on challenges, and be rewarded for my efforts. My colleagues are supportive of one another and I have experienced little to no politics. It has all the right ingredients for a great company: brilliant technology/product, fantastic leadership team, awesome market opportunity, as well as fun, smart and talented people.

      Cons

      I would love to see better beer options (maybe a pilsner) from the keg.

      Couchbase2018-07-12

      Couchbase Response

      July 17, 2018Employee Evangelist

      We are so glad you're having a great experience at Couchbase! We do have all of the right ingredients for a great company, but especially the fun, smart, talented people you noted. Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

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