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MongoDB Reviews

Updated August 2, 2017
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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)

  • Open source technology can always dilute the messaging of the enterprise offering (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "Amazing product & market opportunity and all around solid company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The awareness of NoSQL, demand for cloud, the product, and company talent are all at a great spot
    Company is really well run, transparent, respectful of employees
    They understand in order to grow so quickly, retaining talent is high priority

    Cons

    Aggressive growth goals put pressure but are achievable

    Advice to Management

    Make sure employee benefit from high growth even if they don't meet the most aggressive goals


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Be careful- employees encouraged to give positive reviews here, negative reviews prohibited by non-disparagement clause"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MongoDB full-time

    Pros

    Good perks, NYC office very easy to get to by subway.

    Cons

    Toxic culture, risking retaliation by posting this.

    MongoDB Response

    Aug 15, 2017 – MongoDB

    Hi there. While we appreciate your review, we'd like to take this opportunity to address some points you've made as they are not necessarily correct. We encourage all employees to provide us with... More

  3. "Best Sales team in the industry!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MongoDB full-time

    Pros

    Surrounded by great people (not easy to get in)
    Training is 2nd to none
    Culture is direct, fair, meritocracy
    Management is demanding but everything they ask for is proven to work
    If you're talented, work hard and demonstrate success, you'll earn lots of money and can get promoted quickly (hasn't happened to me but there are lots of examples)
    I seriously believe this is the best sales team in the industry

    Cons

    There is a lot to learn so first few months are challenging- databases, app dev, open source (not to mention the sales stuff- MEDDPICC, PG Recipe
    Pace of work is intense so don't come if you want to coast

    Advice to Management

    Overall, you're doing great so keep it up
    More frequent, less formal Town Halls
    Ease up the churn policy


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great business, but needs fine tuning"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Enterprise Account Executive"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Enterprise Account Executive in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Enterprise Account Executive in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    WORLD Class Enablement;- PG, Champion Building, Sales Methodologies, Executive Team, & Standard of Peers.

    Cons

    Open source technology can always dilute the messaging of the enterprise offering

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, it's transformed my career and I was sad I had to leave due to personal circumstances.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "No employee friendly rt now"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free lunch, training , CRO and CEO great vision. Lavishly spent on office spaces, good for Techies. Nice compensations plans

    Cons

    Not so great to be a part of sales or pre sales function. They are going aggressive and least bothered about employees. Looks like local management does not have power of own when it comes to really make a call , but yes when it comes to making a bad decision it is all his/her call. Not a company to be join at the moment. No wrk life balance , join rt now if you do not have anything else to do and just Mongo"s wrk. They say so that culture is wrk life is balanced but not as such. Or actually at some point it also depends upon ur immediate boss. As they are thankless . U r judged basis ur operations capability and and sales or pre sales acumen. Tc


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate Account Executive"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great training for new hires

    Cons

    Work life balance is minimal

    Advice to Management

    More conference rooms

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Impressions"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MongoDB full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good tech, smart people across the company

    Cons

    The CEO is a shallow individual

    Advice to Management

    Get more strategic with the tech and the ecosystem


  9. "Sales"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MongoDB full-time

    Pros

    Biggest software market
    Awesome technology, highly disruptive
    Awesome people who want to help you win
    Proven leadership
    Huge rewards

    Cons

    High expectations, demanding leadership
    Be prepared to work hard
    A-players only

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good management team, solid commitment to diversity, brilliant and motivated co-workers, and an exciting company that's growing fast

    Cons

    Sometimes people focus on putting in long hours at their own expense; you'll feel pressure to do the same, but not from management (that I can tell).

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


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