Our Mission
To free the genius within everyone by making data stunningly easy to work with

Our Core Values

Be Intellectually Honest

We embrace reality. We apply high-quality thinking and rigor. We have courage in our convictions but work hard to ensure biases or personal beliefs do not get in the way of finding the best solution.

What it isn't

  • Relying too much on gut or assumptions

  • Cherry-picking or withholding data to support a position

  • Using ‘candor’ as an excuse to make unkind or unproductive remarks

  • Failing to express concerns in order to be a ‘team player’

What it is

  • Saying what we believe to be true, even if it is controversial

  • Prioritizing fact-based opinions over anecdotes, hearsay or conventional wisdom

  • Being actively open-minded to different perspectives and insights

  • Making the effort to find sufficient data to make a good decision even when it might not be readily available

Own What You Do

We take ownership and are accountable for everything that we do. We empower and we are empowered to make things happen, and balance independence with interdependence. We demand excellence from ourselves. We each play our own part in making MongoDB a great place to work.

What it isn't

  • Everyone doing everything

  • Dismissing or not soliciting feedback from key stakeholders

  • Using ‘It’s just the way I am’ to justify bad behavior

  • Command and control behavior

What it is

  • Taking initiative and being resourceful

  • Admitting our mistakes and seeking to learn from them

  • Accountable for the impact we have on others

  • Only speaking about others in a way that we would speak to them directly

Embrace the Power of Differences

We commit to creating a culture of inclusion by seeking and valuing employees from different backgrounds and circumstances. This is cultivated by learning from and respecting each other’s differences. We firmly believe that everyone deserves to feel valued and safe in the workplace, and we acknowledge that underrepresented groups may not always feel this way. We recognize that a diverse workforce is the best way to broaden our perspectives, foster innovation, and enable a sustainable competitive advantage.

What it isn't

  • Expecting flawless behavior, or shaming people for missteps

  • Changing hiring standards

  • Relying only on members of underrepresented groups to affect change

  • Making exceptions for high performers

What it is

  • A company philosophy to source, interview, grow, and retain members of underrepresented groups

  • Fearlessly adopting new strategies to increase diversity and improve inclusion

  • Holding ourselves accountable to recognize and address our biases, even when uncomfortable

  • Enabling each other to learn about and practice inclusive behavior

Think Big, Go Far

We are big dreamers with a passion for creativity. We eagerly pursue new opportunities and markets through innovation and disruption. We have a pioneering spirit - always ready to forge new paths and take smart risks.

What it isn't

  • Letting the magnitude of any challenge squelch fresh thinking and ideas

  • Change merely for the sake of change

  • “Grand” ideas without a coherent plan

  • Using this as an excuse not to complete existing projects

What it is

  • Fearless in our belief that we have a massive opportunity

  • Willingness to experiment with “crazy” ideas

  • Eager to disrupt or question the status quo

  • Valuing diverse perspectives to expand our thinking

Make It Matter

We are relentless in our pursuit of meaningful impact. We think strategically and are clear on what we are and are not trying to do. We accomplish an amazing amount of important work, and we are obsessed with follow through.

What it isn't

  • Confusing action with impact

  • Letting the ends justify the means

  • Getting stuck in process or ignoring processes we don’t like

  • Letting perfect be the enemy of good

What it is

  • Focusing on what will have the most impact on our company and customers

  • Prioritizing what needs to be done now versus later

  • Making decisions based on facts and sound judgment

  • Doing work that makes us proud

Build Together

We achieve amazing things by connecting and leveraging the diversity of skills, experiences and backgrounds of our entire organization. We discuss things thoroughly, but prioritize commitment over consensus. We are good listeners and always communicate with clarity and respect. We create and support a positive, inclusive, and accepting environment.

What it isn't

  • Acting as if we endorse a decision despite knowing that we will not support it later

  • Discounting ideas or individuals based on differences in opinions, beliefs and backgrounds

  • Using our distributed organization as an excuse for not collaborating globally

  • Believing that working together and getting things done quickly are mutually exclusive

What it is

  • Engaging cross-functionally as early as possible to align on thinking and goals

  • Genuine openness to receiving and providing thoughtful and timely feedback

  • Passionate but constructive debates

  • Actively making MongoDB a diverse, fun, and inclusive organization

Our Story

MongoDB was founded in 2007 by Dwight Merriman, Eliot Horowitz and Kevin Ryan – the team behind DoubleClick.

At the Internet advertising company DoubleClick (now owned by Google), the team developed and used many custom data stores to work around the shortcomings of existing databases. The business served 400,000 ads per second, but often struggled with both scalability and agility. Frustrated, the team was inspired to create a database that tackled the challenges it faced at DoubleClick.

MongoDB is the leading modern, general purpose database platform, designed to unleash the power of software and data for developers and the applications they build. Headquartered in New York, with offices across North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, we are close to where you do business. MongoDB has more than 18,400 customers in more than 100 countries. The MongoDB database platform has been downloaded over 110 million times and there have been more than 1 million MongoDB University registrations.

110+ million downloads

Employees in 100 countries and growing

2,020+ employees

2007
  • Company Founded
2009
  • Open sourced MongoDB, with version 0.9
2011
  • Launched MongoDB’s first cloud service
2012
  • MongoDB hired the 100th employee

  • MongoDB began providing 24/7 support

2013
  • MongoDB signed on the 1000th customer and the 250th employee
2014
  • Inaugural MongoDB World conference, attracting over 1,500 attendees

  • Acquired WiredTiger, to bring next generation storage engine technology to MongoDB

2015
  • MongoDB named one of the Best Places to Work by Glassdoor
2016
  • MongoDB hired the 500th employee

  • MongoDB was downloaded over 20 million times

  • MongoDB hired the 600th employee

  • MongoDB Atlas, MongoDB’s elastic, on-demand cloud service, unveiled

2017
  • MongoDB hired the 800th employee

  • MongoDB was downloaded over 30 million times

  • MongoDB became a public company

2018
  • MongoDB hired the 1000th employee

  • MongoDB Stitch became generally available

  • MongoDB University surpasses 1 million registrations

  • Company Founded

How We Support Our Community

CSNYC
It is still unusual for students to encounter computer science in their classrooms before they enter college. This absence directly contributes to the gender and racial disparity we see today across the technology industry. MongoDB partners with CSNYC to build a suite of materials for computer science teacher training, and a curriculum for them to use in the classroom. Our goal is to improve access to computing much earlier in students’ academic careers.
Diversity Scholarships
We are breaking down the barriers that prevent underrepresented groups in technology from attending tech conferences and offer Diversity Scholarships to MongoDB events. Recipients receive complimentary admission, a pre-conference workshop, a MongoDB certification voucher, and access to enterprise MongoDB University training courses.
Social Responsibility
We are proud to partner with Bright Funds, a philanthropic program that allows employees to donate to over 1 million charities right from their paycheck. 100% of contributions goes directly to the cause of the employee’s choosing.
It is still unusual for students to encounter computer science in their classrooms before they enter college. This absence directly contributes to the gender and racial disparity we see today across the technology industry. MongoDB partners with CSNYC to build a suite of materials for computer science teacher training, and a curriculum for them to use in the classroom. Our goal is to improve access to computing much earlier in students’ academic careers.