MongoDB Reviews

Updated Jul 12, 2020

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MongoDB CEO Dev Ittycheria
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252 Ratings
Pros
  • "hard work for my favorite company MongoDB(in 78 reviews)

  • "Good work life balance, Management at the very top is good(in 34 reviews)

Cons
  • "There are no cons of working at MongoDB(in 26 reviews)

  • "There a lot of demands on your time so you need to work hard on maintaining a good work/life balance(in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There's an enormous market opportunity in front of MongoDB, and you're surrounded by driven people who share a desire to win. Even as the company has grown, collaboration between teams is still strong with a relentless focus on achieving shared goals. MongoDB is still young enough that pretty much everybody seems invested in the success of the company.

    Cons

    I don't see this as a con, but if you're just looking for a place to work this might not be the company for you. When its needed, be ready to put in long hours and do what's needed to achieve your goals.

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  2. COVID-19
    Helpful (6)

    "Amazing financial opportunity, at a cost"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Executive 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MongoDB full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    MongoDB has the right market, the right technology, and the right Executive management to continue aggressive growth in one of the largest markets in enterprise technology. The opportunity to build a financial future here with the comp plan and equity structure (even as a public company) is unparalleled. Tops reps are paid well, no penalty in future years quota for overachieving etc. Executive management is top notch.

    Cons

    Expect 10-14 hour days, five days a week with the expectation that to be successful you'll probably need to work on the weekends too. Force management "command of the message" is a religion, not a guide. Tone deaf of any real culture, lack of diversity amongst sales teams (predominantly white male). AE's are expected to manage like enterprise account executives, but are managed at times like SDRs (call blitz, prep your list of 100 names, who are you going to call and why, track every meeting, etc). Process works, but at what cost? Most reps <12 months here will agree this is the most demanding job they've ever had in sales, and even if financially successful, at what cost to work/life balance & mental health? Not sure how any family oriented rep (especially female) could build a career here with expectations and many single/non family oriented males in sales leadership.

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    MongoDB Response

    June 30, 2020Employer Brand Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback; we appreciate the positives that you have highlighted and also respect your concerns and take them seriously. While we do have high expectations of all of our employees, we also actively encourage a work/life balance and establishing a clear operating rhythm that supports both. The sales culture is meritocratic and focused on growth. We have a robust sales process which is based on years of research and data and has proven to deliver consistent success. However, we also acknowledge that this does require consistent hard work to master, especially in your first year at MongoDB. We also remain highly committed to developing and progressing all of our employees' careers and we reward achievement through both commission and equity (as well as competitive base salary). We believe it is very important to us to maintain an environment where all employees feel a sense of belonging, always. We recognize the importance of our employees’ mental health and wellbeing and offer mental health programs to our employees where they can receive confidential assistance from qualified professionals. These include WorkLifeMatters, Spring Health, and Headspace, to name a few. Further, MongoDB is committed to Diversity & Inclusion to build a culture of inclusion that embraces and values differences, freeing the genius within our employees, customers, users and communities. Earlier this year, we set a company objective to increase representation, particularly at the leadership level. In addition, we recently launched our company-wide DI strategy focused on 4 pillars: People, Culture, Customers/Users and Community; and we launched Decoding Inclusion, an educational series aimed at building community and raising awareness of differences. In addition, we continue to ramp our diversity recruiting work to access talent from underrepresented communities through new external strategic partnerships. We encourage you and all current employees to reach out to their respective People Partner or anyone in their chain of communication to raise concerns and talk through issues to ensure everyone is working in an environment in which they feel safe and can thrive. If you would be open to sharing more, please get in touch with your People Partner or send an email to jess.katz@mongodb.com.

  3. "Great place to work!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MongoDB full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work life balance, Management at the very top is good

    Cons

    Middle Managers are a little green

  4. "good"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MongoDB full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good stock options - great travel options

    Cons

    Confusing title matrix, some people get promoted and others never

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good people"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Development Representative in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MongoDB full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Leadership of the SDR org was empowering; balanced big aspirations with encouraging employees to be well-rounded human beings

    Cons

    Most SDR's are under constant stress

  6. "Great company, even better sales org"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Development Representative in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at MongoDB full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Training & onboarding, promotions are clearly defined and are based on objective results, travel opportunities. Support from management.

    Cons

    This is a company where you make a career, not a learning experience, so expectations are super high and they expect all employees to overachieve.

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  7. "3 months in - world-class experience"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MongoDB

    Pros

    -Great base salary and attainable (and surpassable) commission. -Promotions every 6-12 months. -So many career path choices (Sales Ops, Success Management, Sales Development, Cloud Account Executive, Corporate AE, Enterprise AE, management in all of these, etc. -Great work culture, competitive but friendly. Top-tier talent, intelligent people. -After 5pm you are done for the day, almost every day. Free food in the office twice a week. -You have several internal teams that help you with your goals. -Can be done remotely.

    Cons

    -Some of the technology can be dense or boring at times, especially when starting out and you don’t know how it relates to the real world. -Some tasks such as Salesforce management can be tedious. -There are many details and a lot of training is required.

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  8. Helpful (8)

    "Great Product... but lacking any moral or ethical responsibility to employees."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MongoDB full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Mongo has great brand recognition and a lot of fans within organizations whether they are using a paid or community version.

    Cons

    It all comes from the top... the sales organization did a cleaning of the house years ago but didn't remove every bad egg. Unfortunately, those bad eggs have spoiled the bunch and unless you are a yes man - you won't get very far.

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    MongoDB Response

    June 29, 2020Employer Brand Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback; we respect your concerns. Our goal is to ensure that everyone has a positive experience at MongoDB. If you would be open to sharing more, please get in touch with your People Partner or send an email to jess.katz@mongodb.com. We are continuously working to create a culture of growth, learning, and development. Several of the ways we do this is through providing support, coaching, enablement, and training for all employees and feedback is a key part of this process.

  9. "Best company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SDR in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MongoDB full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Every employee from top-down invest in each other's success, you can literally reach out to an SVP find time on their schedule for a 1:1 and ask them questions for insight or best practices. Best sales company I've ever worked for.

    Cons

    Mongo is still building its sales org. at a rapid pace, and there is still room for improvement with onboarding

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  10. Helpful (7)

    "Good product and processes, spineless leadership"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at MongoDB full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The project planning structure gives individual contributors a lot of ownership and decision making authority. The product itself is compelling. This varies, but on average managers are decent (mine was great!) and teams are friendly.

    Cons

    This is a shareholder-value shop. If that’s your jam, cool. If it’s not, townhalls will be a depressing affair. In addition to living in ethics purgatory, senior leadership employs a really uninspiring 90s-era management attitude that is super dissonant from the innovative tech products.

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