Life at Cockroach Labs | Transparent Culture of an Open Source Startup

Cockroach Labs is the company behind CockroachDB

The cloud-native, distributed SQL database that provides next-level consistency, ultra-resilience, data locality, and massive scale to modern cloud applications. Companies like Comcast, Lush, and Bose are building their cloud data architectures on CockroachDB. Cockroach Labs was founded by a team of engineers dedicated to building cutting edge systems infrastructure, and has investments from Benchmark, G/V, Index Ventures, and Redpoint.

What we value

  • Commit to Excellence: We commit to shipping products and serving customers with a singular focus on excellence. We take pride in breaking boundaries, constantly improving, and aiming to produce great (not just good) work in order to win the market. Excellence is how we build a category-defining company.
  • Respect Each Other: We approach discussions with humility and an open mind to guarantee that we will learn something new or appreciate a problem from a new perspective. And that, in turn, leads to better outcomes.
  • Establish Balance: We believe that whole, healthy individuals produce consistently exceptional results. Whether we find work-life balance through time with friends and family, a healthy lifestyle, or intellectual pursuits, maintaining a healthy balance enables high performance.
  • Communicate Openly & Honestly: We are at our best when we communicate openly and honestly – understanding both our successes and our failures in order to continuously improve and enable each Roacher to effectively contribute to solving difficult problems.


  • Flexible Working: You are free to arrange your work schedule to meet your individual circumstances.
  • Wellbeing for All: We provide free counseling and support for mental health on our team.
  • Flex Fridays
  • Learning is Good: We provide $2500 annually to support learning and development through workshops, conferences, and networking events.
  • Having Fun Together: We dedicate company time to bond over everything from trivia and karaoke to paint-alongs and fitness classes (even online!)
  • Flexible Time Off Take time off when you need it.
  • Health & Retirement: 100% health insurance coverage for you & your dependents; One Medical membership; Gym discounts; free Citibike membership; FSA; 401(k).
  • Paid Parental Leave: We offer 12 weeks of paid parental leave to all new parents after 30 days with us, individualized transition time and re-entry support, plus $500 in baby bucks.
  • Relocation Support: Moving to NYC can be overwhelming. We help you and your family relocate to the city we call home.
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