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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 (2)

    "Terrific Company"

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic facilities, bright and fun atmosphere, really nice HR people, super-smart leaders, amazing salary/perks (even by Startup standards) - What I really like is the transparency, I've never worked anywhere where the CEO pretty much tells everyone everything that's happening. High trust environment.

    Cons

    Being a fast growing company means frequent changes and occasional left turns. Probably not ideal if you're slow to adapt.

    Advice to Management

    Don't you go changing.... ;)


  2. Helpful (2)

    "OMG.... Am I drinking the MongoDB Kool-aid?"

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    Current Employee - Technical Services
    Current Employee - Technical Services
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    ~My first point of contact - Recruiter and HR. Knowledgable and trustworthy (Always a plus!)
    ~Bright colleagues with different backgrounds with the same end goals
    ~Making a difference in the company
    ~Nosql! DUH!

    Cons

    Being part of a startup has it's cons. Management needs to make goals they can stick with.

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