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Couchbase Overview

Santa Clara, CA (US)
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
Unknown / Non-Applicable
At Couchbase, constant innovation is the backbone of our technology and culture. Built on the most powerful NoSQL technology, our platform provides unmatched agility and manageability – as well as unparalleled performance at any scale – to deliver ever-richer ... Read more

Mission: To be the data platform that revolutionizes digital innovation.

Company Updates

  • Our President & CEO, Matt Cain has been featured in an Inc article: Stop Trying to Find Your Dream Job. Start Looking for a Great Leader to Work For Instead (Like This Top Tech Executive). More reasons why you should come work for us!

    Stop Trying to Find Your Dream Job. Start Looking for a Great Leader to Work For Instead (Like This Top Tech Executive)

    Every CEO I know and have met works hard to plan, implement, set, and drive strategic direction and vision for the company. It comes with the territory with being a good CEO.

  • Couchbase has been ranked #1 by TrustRadius in the NoSQL database category for 2019!

    Announcing the Top NoSQL Databases for 2019 | TrustRadius

    Today, we awarded the 2019 TrustRadius Top Rated badges for NoSQL Databases. The TrustRadius Top Rated awards are the most trusted in the industry because they are an unbiased reflection of customer sentiment, based solely on user feedback and satisfaction scores.

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Couchbase – Why Work With Us?

Pursue your interests, find your strengths

In this environment, big things happen. Whether you’re a new grad or a proven expert, you’ll have the opportunity to learn new skills, grow your career, and work with a team of smart, passionate people every day. If you want to be a part of a team that feels empowered, you’ve found it. 

Being the best and developing the best technology will motivate you in new ways and help shape the work you do now and throughout your career. Weekly lunches, fully stocked kitchens, and all the coffee you could have doesn't hurt! 

Bring your big ideas and we'll take on the next great challenge together.

Love what you do, enjoy where you work.
Pursue your interests, find your strengths

"If you enjoy turning vision into reality, you'll do great here." Nic, Developer Advocate 

Impact and Innovation

At Couchbase, we work without limits. Our relentless pursuit of innovation allows every employee to make a meaningful, lasting impact, and our incredible sense of teamwork allows us to celebrate success together. 

Diversity and Inclusion

Everyone at Couchbase is valued and respected, and we're always working to further foster an inclusive and diverse work environment. This year, we're sponsoring space for Women Who Code meetups in the Bay Area. We're also working on creative and varying initiatives to increase our diverse talent pool and further support all our employees. 

Transparency and Communication

We've reinvigorated our communication efforts, so all employees are in the know, all the time. We host regular All Hands meetings and CXO chats, and our executive team are huge proponents of an open door, two way communication kind of culture.  

Dominating an industry requires a top notch team. Become a part of ours today. 

Pursue your interests, find your strengths
Love what you do, enjoy where you work.

This week, #Couchbaselife spotlight, Rico, shows off the accounting super tool! 📊 

(Psst... meet more employee spotlights here!

Name: Rico

Role: Sr. Accountant

How long have you been at Couchbase? 

Since Sept. 2015

What do you do?

Manage equity and stock option administrative works. Work closely with the Corporate Controller to review monthly and quarterly financial results, including review of overseas subsidiaries and the U.S. account reconciliations, tax filings etc.

Why do you love working here?

Culture: At Couchbase, it is all about work hard and play even harder mentality. We target aggressive goals and deadlines but we also do team bonding events every quarter to celebrate our achievements. My favorite team bonding event so far is the vintage wine train ride where we enjoyed the food, drinks and scenery from the train and visited four wineries.

Accessibility and Transparency: Our executives are easily accessible because not only do they sit close to his/her department, but they also sit on the similar desk and chair as any other employees. 

Every quarter-end, we have multiple “ring-the-bells,” where our Sales executive present some of the big and interesting deals Couchbase made, and “Town-hall Meeting,” where our executives present how we are doing financially and operationally overall as the Company. All employees can enjoy the ride with our fast-paced and hyper-growth company.

Did you recently celebrate a big milestone (career or personal)?

Thanks to Couchbase’s discretionary time off policy, I crossed Spain, Vatican, Italy and Australia from my bucket list of the countries I want to travel last year.

My goal is to visit at least two new countries a year.

Coffee or tea?

Definitely Tea!

Are you more productive in the morning or afternoon?

Super morning person.

What did you want to be when you were a kid?

Secret Agent and Soccer Player

Your favorite book of all time?

I don’t really read books. I rather make history than reading someone else’s history.

Couchbase Reviews

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Administrator in Manchester City Centre, England
    Current Employee - Office Administrator in Manchester City Centre, England
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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


    Great company to work for. Clear instructions, set expectations, support from the managers and the team


    I've not experience any of the downsides, I can only think of the positives.

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Couchbase Photos

Couchbase photo of: Welcome to Couchbase.
Couchbase photo of: Office entrance
Couchbase photo of: Office Patio w/ Fire Pit
Couchbase photo of: Connect NY '18
Couchbase photo of: Connect NY '18
Couchbase photo of: Ravi at Connect NY '18
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Couchbase Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview




  1. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Couchbase (Manchester, England) in September 2017.


    - 30-45 minute Skype Interview
    - Technical exercise done in own time (~5 hours worth, but not timed)
    - On-site interviews - A little intense (6 interviews in 4 hours) - (technical and non-technical, including exercise review)

    Continuous contact with internal recruiter to organise and keep up to date.
    Everybody very receptive and open with questions or concerns I had.
    A very friendly culture in the office for my on-site interviews.

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Couchbase Awards & Accolades

  • Red Herring Global Top 100, Red Herring, 2013
  • Bossie Award,, 2013
  • DBTA 100: The Companies That Matter Most in Data, Database Trends and Applications (DBTA), 2013
  • Big Data 100, CRN, 2013
  • Top 100 North America, Red Herring, 2013
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