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MongoDB Reviews

Updated September 12, 2017
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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 14 reviews)

  • There are a lot of really smart people at MongoDB combined with a nurturing culture (in 19 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. "Work life balance and great manager"

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    • 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

    I work here as a mid level employee in the business side. Great flexibility, honesty, lots of opportunity to grow and work life balance are the major theme of my daily work here.

    Cons

    compared to other tech companies, the variety of snacks is limited

    MongoDB Response

    Mar 10, 2017 – CEO

    I really enjoy hearing the positive results of all of the hard work our leadership and HR teams have put in! In regards to the snacks, you're not the only one to have this feedback. Our Workplace... More


  2. Helpful (10)

    "Account Executive - Terrible Experience"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Executive
    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Wow! Free Lunch
    -Great community
    -Apple Laptops

    Cons

    -Hostile work environment
    -NYC office that looks like a prison cell
    -Benefits are sub par
    -Work Life balance is totally out of whack

    MongoDB Response

    Feb 22, 2017 – Social Recruiting and Employer Brand Specialist

    Hi there. While we appreciate your honesty, it is a bit concerning. The responses from our Employee Surveys indicate that the office is anything but hostile. We hope you have brought these concerns... More

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good balance"

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

    Pros

    It's a real successful company, not a floundering start-up, but it's not corporate. Stability, but not stuffiness.

    Cons

    Times Square area is not the greatest location.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Overall great place"

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    • 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

    MongoDB does a great job of investing in their employees and helping them succeed.

    Cons

    Management is inconsistent and does not respond to feedback well.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great place, some misdirection"

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    • 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
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Very intelligent people
    * Food in the office
    * Relaxed culture where you get done stuff on your own time

    Cons

    * There are lots of features the database needs that have not been prioritized

    Advice to Management

    Keep promoting internally


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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

    Pros

    The company's on the up and up with a couple of high-profile customers and tons of others. Growing very fast, lots of work to be done. There are a bunch of technically interesting things to work on. Plus the company itself is a ton of fun because the employees are pretty outgoing and social

    Cons

    Having an office in Times Square isn't the best but at least it's central


  7. "A rocket ship"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great product, world-class management team, and a collegiate culture.

    Cons

    The usual "problems of prosperity" when a company is growing this quickly. Overall, not a major issue.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the great culture!

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Plenty of potential if they can get out of their own way"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    MongoDB has always been quick to pivot on sales strategies and genuinely seek honest feedback from sales team as to how things can improve. Resources are always made available if you can make a case for them. Compensation is above average.

    Cons

    Product can be a difficult sale. The open source version is so rock solid and universally loved that it can be near-impossible to convince even the most avid users to pay for enterprise features. Constant back and forth between sales and engineering exec team on which features should be made free for greater adoption and which should move to enterprise to actually make money. Many members of management come from the same 1-2 companies so the culture is very similar to former companies and hiring tends to focus on former employees as well.

    Advice to Management

    Shift design philosophy to enterprise features. Reduce price of product.


  9. "Great company, great internship"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The internship program is great, and the they really try to make it the best experience possible.

    Cons

    As a growing company, the management structure is rather confusing, but none otherwise


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Software Engineer of 2 years"

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

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

    Pros

    MongoDB has a great culture and is full of incredibly smart and talented people. There are a ton of very interesting problems to work on, and a great working environment. The hours are reasonable, my manager makes sure I'm happy and on track, and there is a great level of transparency across the company.

    Cons

    Many development processes are seen as constant works in progress, so you need to be ready for some imperfections and constant tweaking. The office is expanding, but the current setup makes it harder to have regular contact with people on the other side of the office.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the levels of transparency with your Objectives and Key Results (OKRs), and the all-hands meetings to check in about the company overall.


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