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"Immaturity at key exec levels and bad case of founderitis"

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Former Employee - Principal Product Manager in New York, NY
Former Employee - Principal Product Manager in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at MongoDB full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Great technology, developer and market adoption and market leadership. Product is very easy to install and configure for basic use cases but needs to mature to meet claims of trud web scalability.

Cons

Exec positions are somewhat of a clique, most being filled by former MarkLogic execs. They seem to be making some of the same missteps at MongoDB. Also, product direction is set exclusively by the founder and current CTO. Senior level product managers will have a very difficult time making an impact and will spend most of their time on junior level activities. Also, despite claim of being supportive of remote employees, the culture is not conducive for those working outside of the New York office, specifically when it comes to key business areas such as product management and development.

Advice to Management

Encourage participation in product direction and strategy from those outside of the current VP of Products and CEO positions.

Other Employee Reviews for MongoDB

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Be wary of MongoDB"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MongoDB full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast growing space. Several fast growing companies in this space.

    Cons

    * CEO and other C level people have their inner circle of people from past lives. If you are one of them you will be taken care of. If you are not you will be under-compensated and under-appreciated.

    ** The company hires mostly straight out of college grads with very little other work experience. The company does a great job of "internal branding and marketing" and creating hype giving the illusion of a great company. If you dig a little deeper you will find the hype that is portrayed is not reality.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Join MongoDB, You will love it!!!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MongoDB full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Outstanding technology
    Extremely bright co-workers
    Fast growing company
    Customers love the product.
    The vast majority of your colleagues are fun

    Cons

    All senior leadership positions are filled with outsiders.
    Opportunities for advancement are null. One person is promoted to manager for every 20 senior VP positions with folks from MarkLogic.
    Some egos are a little bit "too" big.

    Advice to Management

    Your assumption that all "early" day employees do not know how to work in a "big" company is wrong.
    People were here early because they believed in the message, the company and the people, not because they could not get a job at IBM.

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