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MongoDB Dublin Reviews

Updated July 12, 2017
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Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)

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Pros
  • Great flexibility, honesty, lots of opportunity to grow and work life balance are the major theme of my daily work here (in 13 reviews)

  • There are a lot of really smart people at MongoDB combined with a nurturing culture (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • You have to set your own limits as far as work/life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Hard to monetize open-source software (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Develoment Representative"

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    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people
    Great product
    Fair salary & benefits
    Office location
    Training

    Cons

    Limited progression options.
    No work-life balance in Sales.
    Hire and fire - High turnover in Sales

    Advice to Management

    Expectations are unrealistic


  2. "Great business, but needs fine tuning"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Sales in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MongoDB full-time

    Pros

    World class training, amazing technology, advanced sales process, travel to meet other teams, and some of the best sales tools in the market.

    Cons

    Lack of synergy across teams, too many first time managers, rarity of people hitting target is a major drain on morale.

    Advice to Management

    Hiring internally is a great thing, IF you have the right talent and experienced managers onsite to nurture. Not if everyone is a first time manager in the office...

    Consider the differences between the US market, and EU.

    The value: 'Intellectual honesty' should mean a freedom to be honest, when constructive. In application, that honesty is shunned.

    MongoDB Response

    Jul 18, 2017 – MongoDB

    Hi there, and thanks for your review. We're sorry to hear you did not have an optimal experience with management, especially since leadership training is a primary focus. We hope you addressed these... More

  3. Helpful (8)

    "Double edged business model and harrowing sales culture"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Account Executive in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Corporate Account Executive in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MongoDB full-time

    Pros

    Excellent sales training and methodology. You learn processes that will help you in any sales job for the rest of your career.
    Perks are nice (subsidised meals twice a week, etc) and the location is great.
    As a team we all got on well and that's really important in a small office. Interactions with other offices were always professional, fun and productive.
    The technology is really key in today's business, and the company is working very hard to take a turn and move to a profitable business model (as opposed to a free open source model that stands in the way).

    Cons

    The company decided to start with an open source model but to the extent that everything was free, and even the enterprise version was not gated in any way. When the time came to boost sales and deploy teams across various geos, we came across very strong adoption but absolutely no incentive to pay a single cent to MongoDB, be it a carrot approach or a stick approach. We ended up closing certain deals purely on price. The sales team moved from inside sales / field sale to a revenue tier system. In the ESMB / MM corporate sales space, adoption was high (they're agile organisations) but sales were often quite low (why pay when the free version, free training and free support cover all your needs). Enterprise reps could get more traction with features or compliance reasons. It's not to say there's no way to close really nice deals in both corporate and enterprise sales, but walk in there with your eyes open on how you're going to reach your number.
    The sales culture is very regimented but that didn't bother me: you get trained extremely well, everyone is aligned with the same process, there are excellent sales tools that are very well implemented. What happens next depends on your manager, how experienced they are and how they execute on the company motto of "sell big or go home". Not closing enough business for two months in a row can get you in a PIP. Not making your number for 3 quarters in a row means no promotion and your annual attainment doesn't come into play.There's a lot of micromanagement around activities and hours and behaviour instead of encouraging brainstorming sessions or war rooms on deals. If you're lucky enough to click with your manager, you'll be fine. If not, you may have a hard time. There's very little to no space for slackers and it's both normal and a good thing. Some managers take it to the next level however and will come down on you like a ton of bricks because their notion of what's not okay is very different from yours!

    Advice to Management

    Train managers to handle different profiles and to handle difficult situations instead of asking them to shoehorn anyone into one single model. Stop giving away the technology for free. Continue with command of the message.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "State of art to open source"

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    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Amazing solution and very interesting market. Challenging not boring here we go!
    Experienced management and knowledgeable people with good work life balance.

    Cons

    the company is a turning point in his life.


  5. "Fun, fast paced sales environment"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting technology with the company growing at a fast pace.
    Great office space with fun environment.
    Motivated sales team.
    Excellent management team

    Cons

    Not too many!
    Sales is extremely fast paced and if you are a little on the laid back side this may not suit your personality.

    Advice to Management

    Remain open and transparent!


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Fantastic Company - Full of potential"

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    Current Employee - Director in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Director in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team, really collaborative, lots of smart people. Product really works. Comp package is pretty competitive. Full of great challenges. Opportunity to make a difference is enormous.

    Cons

    Company facing a lot of fairly standard growth challenges. Moving from 150 to 300 people is a big change for any organisation. There have been a few mis teps but I think the intellectual firepower available to us is more than equal to the measure of those challenges.

    Advice to Management

    What worked when you 150 people in terms of communication absolutely does not scale to 300 people. Better to err on the side of over-communication in periods of change.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "very positive"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    start up culture - people with fresh ideas are highly appreciated

    Cons

    long hours - every month, every week: long hours

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to comp structure

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great company, smart people, great prospects for the future."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people will be some of the smartest you will meet in any industry, and it is a pleasure to work with them. The benefits are solid, the stock options are on the rise, and the in-office perks are very good.

    Cons

    Long hours, hiring is tough because the bar is set so high.


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