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MongoDB Reviews

Updated 8 December 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 (5)

    "Amazing workplace!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Development Representative in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Lead Development Representative in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MongoDB full-time

    Pros

    Great welcome from the start.
    Bootcamp training session in NY.
    Amazing people.
    Fast growing environment.

    Cons

    Long recruitment process (around 5 steps)

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening and improving processes with employees


  2. "Good Leadership & Execution"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MongoDB full-time

    Pros

    Excellent training & development opportunities, excellent office culture

    Cons

    Nothing major comes to mind.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great company with growing pains"

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    Current Employee - Technical Services Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Technical Services Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    love the product and the company values

    Cons

    the company is growing fast currently facing management challenges

    Advice to Management

    be intellectually honest, embrace diversity and build together three of the MongoDB core values. Truly mean those.


  4. "Good company, growing pains"

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    Former Employee - Technical Services Engineer
    Former Employee - Technical Services Engineer
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, collaborative environment within technical services organisation on the ground

    Cons

    Lack of vision and client focus from both technical services and development leadership

    Advice to Management

    Listen to customer, and feedback


  5. "Fast paced environment"

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

    Pros

    Good salary, bonuses, fast paced environment

    Cons

    No where is perfect but they try hard!

    Advice to Management

    ...No where is perfect but they try hard!


  6. Helpful (13)

    "Great business, but needs fine tuning"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Former Employee - Sales in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    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

    18 Jul 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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Fast-paced environment, Opportunity for growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Ops Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Ops Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company that really lives the culture that it espouses. Flexible, friendly work environment with every day new and interesting challenges are faced.
    This is a company where you are constantly learning. MongoDB is passionate about supporting its employees and personal/professional development.
    Transparent management and a non-hierarchical structure - everyone is approachable and intellectually honest (one of the company's core values).
    Oh and all of course all of the free snacks, lunches and opportunity to travel.

    Cons

    Very little honestly - perhaps the fact that since this is a very global company it can be hard to sync up with people in different time-zones, but this isn't MongoDB's fault!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing - as the company is growing, don't lose the awesome culture and great people that you have!

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Sales Develoment Representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    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


  9. Helpful (13)

    "Double edged business model and harrowing sales culture"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Account Executive in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Former Employee - Corporate Account Executive in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    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.


  10. "Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    highly motivated team, solid product, extremly smart and driven environment

    Cons

    expectations are high but reasonable

    Advice to Management

    well done