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MongoDB Reviews

Updated December 23, 2018
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Pros
  • "far ahead of the game in work-life balance - people are open to what helps you work best, and working in the office is motivating but also chill" (in 15 reviews)

  • "They put a lot of effort into hiring smart people with very diverse backgrounds, which I think is the key to MongoDB success" (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • "You have to set your own limits as far as work/life balance" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Selling open source database software is difficult" (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (6)

    "Finally, a company that knows what they're doing!"

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

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

    Pros

    + Puts hiring the best and developing employees as the top priority.
    + Set vision for growth and outlined objectives to get there- strong follow through
    + Team culture- collaborative, fun, lots of team extra-curricular activities
    + Office benefits: catered lunches 2x a week, coldbrew on tap, fully stocked kitchen with snacks, fruit, beverages.
    + tons of resources to further develop your skills.
    + No real hierarchy culture, very lateral. CEO active in conversations with all levels. no politics, just shared efforts towards growth.

    Cons

    - Still in a "selling" mentality for interviewing. At one point as an early start up, it was important to really share and sell our company brand/opportunity. Now we are established, people know our company, the value add with the technology being the leader in the industry, so we should put more time into deep dive vetting rather than selling.

    Advice to Management

    Keep at it. So impressed with the vision and execution towards further growth. Love being on this rocket-ship.


  2. "Great People!"

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    Former Employee - Office Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The highlight of the company was the people, I miss them a lot! Excellent benefits, standard tech company perks.

    Cons

    Limited growth in satellite offices for certain roles.

    Satellite offices also don't have the support that PA/NYC do (i.e. onsite IT, HR, etc) so if you need something from someone elsewhere there may be a delay.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing internship program"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    MongoDB invests so much in its interns every year, and it really showed during my summer here. Interns get to work on real, challenging projects and everyone (including leadership) is super approachable and eager to chat. Many team leads were once interns themselves. Really collaborate culture, lots of opportunities to learn new things, and fun intern events!

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of.


  4. "Amazing company with incredible leaders"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting growth, lots of opportunities for teams and individuals, feels like a grown-up startup. Have been here for a few months and even if I left today, I've already gained more valuable experience and learned more than any previous role in the same time frame.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep an eye on career growth and development


  5. "Great product, great people, careful with politics"

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

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

    Pros

    Great training and enablement, great leadership, actual best in class product, positive trajectory in terms of where the company is going, good colleagues

    Cons

    It's gotten pretty political in some respects post IPO -- not a huge deal as of yet but if it gets worse it could become a major negative really quickly

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing in terms of enablement, product vision, and leadership. Keep an eye on the politics and how it's impacting how people and teams work together.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Hitting stride!"

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

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

    Pros

    Huge addressable market makes for high velocity sales motions. Everything runs on a database. Never shut out of an account. Companies are very open to better technologies than the incumbents. MongoDB has fantastic product market fit and product works very well.

    Cons

    Put a model in to prevent abuse of community version. Put better alignment between product management and sales to help with large customers.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Great Company, small tweaks needed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    fast paced, smart people, the product is amazing and the company is growing and doing great

    Cons

    silo'ed information, poor on-boarding process, low diversity in leadership

    Advice to Management

    improve on-boarding and hire more women and minority managers & executives

  8. Helpful (11)

    "Could be better"

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

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

    Pros

    -Free lunch twice a week
    -Low deductibles in the US for benefits
    -Fully stocked kitchen
    -Exposure to senior leadership
    -Good product with high growth opportunity
    -Lots of employee events to build a sense of community

    Cons

    -Lots of politics (I would say more so than other NYC companies)
    -Lack of diversity in leadership (especially at the exec level)
    -Not a culture of development (there is no patience for development, if you aren't cutting it you get the boot)
    -No real feedback process(there is no formal talent review process which it makes it difficult to assess where you are at)

    Advice to Management

    Really look at your engagement survey and take special notes of the low lights (work on addressing them)


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Overall, okay!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MongoDB full-time

    Pros

    Best teammates ever, strong comraderie

    Cons

    Terrible manager but they were replaced after I left.

    Advice to Management

    Please hire better managers! The company as a whole is great but I think an emphasis should be placed on who is handling training. Especially for young people.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Post IPO politics"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    With new feature set announced for v. 4.0, MongoDB is on its way to sitting at the database grown ups table. The leaders know what they’re doing and general confidence is high. Perks are very good. Smart co-workers, nice office atmosphere.

    Cons

    As company has grown so have the inevitable politics. Favoritism abounds in some departments. Long time employees are leaving as playing the political game is what it takes to get ahead vs focusing on outstanding work. Sad to see the database engine that could overcome by politics as humongous as the database itself.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to attrition and dissatisfaction. This wonderful company has lost its heart.