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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great career move

    Jan 11, 2023 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Terrific transparent culture. Unique company values centered on Creating Value and Being Valued. Leadership is approachable. Colleagues are respectful and play together to win - people here genuinely want to see one another succeed. Remote work flexible. Supportive of career development and very open to finding new internal paths. The database market of $100B+ is undergoing a massive transformation and Couchbase is in a great position to be successful. Very exciting opportunity.

    Cons

    Can't think of much in terms of cons... Stay focused and execute

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  2. 2.0
    Former Employee

    No culture, no process, no problem!

    Sep 19, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Outstanding people. Good Pay, 100% remote work, Exciting technology that touches many use cases and technologies.

    Cons

    Couchbase had an amazing culture. People had fun building the things our customers wanted. We had an organized and transparent process. Above all, everyone had a say and a seat at the table. Roadmapping was a team effort and everyone bought in. Work was sized and agreed on as a team. Estimates were done based on the effort to engineer the solution. Then came the major engineering change. Top level managers now dictate the work to be done and when it will be done. Engineers are burning out rapidly and there is massive turnover. All Hands team syncs are no more and everyone is working on whatever work is thrown at them, which changes weekly as there is no more work transparency. Too much focus was spent scrambling to build a major pet project that the core service was ignored. Now everyone has to rush to address the features that were shelved in favor of management's baby. Cue more burnout...

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Great market opportunity and outstanding culture

    Dec 20, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Company continues to execute consistently six quarters in as a public company. There is a real great market opportunity with the database market going through a major transformation. The product and engineering team is first class and we've seen some great new additions on the go-to-market side of the business. Finally, I really believe the company lives to its values, which makes it a great place to work.

    Cons

    Continue to grow market and developer awareness.

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  5. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Solid

    Jan 23, 2023 - Sales Ops Analyst in Salem, OR
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Snacks Co-workers Location Equipment Fast paced

    Cons

    Upper Leadership No direction Too many opinions Not enough action

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    The company expects a lot, but delivers a lot. A great place to contribute and be rewarded.

    Dec 7, 2022 - Director 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Smart people - Lots of tough challenges to work on - Management is fair and flexible but expects a lot

    Cons

    - A smaller organization (~700) around the globe. So there is not as much in-person facetime with colleagues.

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Best Kept Secret

    Dec 17, 2022 - Sr. Enterprise Sales Executive 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Amazing Technology Amazing People Amazing Culture

    Cons

    Best Kept Secret No Brand Recognition Little Visibility of such a great company

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Leading the Market In Cloud Transformation

    Sep 14, 2022 - Regional Director of Sales 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The world is looking for a better way to drive their next generation applications. Couchbase's cloud solution Capella has changed the market, and we are well positioned for hypergrowth. The company has moved so far in the last year its hard to fathom. All my reps are exceeding plan, and have an even better 2023 shaping up.

    Cons

    Can't hire good candidates fast enough. The Couchbase paradigm shift flies in face of conventional wisdom, need to do a lot of education on the art of the possible with leaders, and market more strategically around our ability to help companies out-innovate their competitors.

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    A great experience to date

    Sep 15, 2022 - Sales Operations 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Company has fantastic vision of the path ahead with Capella! The leadership entirely aligned and communicate this out well to company. Huge momentum & excitement building around the next half & next fiscal year. People are recognised for their efforts in contributing the company goals and people around you are always willing to help with your efforts

    Cons

    Nothing that’s not common to other companies - investment underway in much needed system enhancements, tooling. A lot already in place !

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good Solid Company

    Oct 16, 2022 - Support Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    * internal culture is amazing, people are respectful and attentive * allows you to progress your career horizontally and vertically * internal support from team members

    Cons

    * stock price is kinda low * due to the lack of people weekend on-call shifts are scheduled on average 2 times a month

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  11. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great

    Nov 17, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    People awesome to work with

    Cons

    no cons to think of

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Couchbase has an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5, based on over 311 reviews left anonymously by employees. 90% of employees would recommend working at Couchbase to a friend and 85% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -4% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Couchbase employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.4 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Couchbase. This rating has improved by 2% over the last 12 months.

90% of Couchbase employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Couchbase 4.5 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.6 for culture and values and 4.4 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Couchbase to be management, senior leadership, career development and the cons to be compensation .

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