The foundation of everything we do at Couchbase is our world class team, our great people and our culture. We are proud to once again be recognized as part of the 2021 Bay Area Best Places to Work ranking by the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal. Couchbase ranked 23 out of 50 Bay Area companies in the mid-size category, moving up nine places from our ranking last year!

For background, the annual Bay Area Best Places to Work list is based on surveys of thousands of employees to identify the companies with the most engaged teams. More than 400 companies applied, and were evaluated and ranked for numerous values including a collaborative culture, benefits, compensation and being a fun workplace. We are so honored to make the list again this year and owe it all to our supportive leadership team and dedicated employees.

This past year was a challenging one and making this year’s list is perhaps more meaningful than ever before. Completely remote work due to the global pandemic meant that employees had to find new ways to collaborate, often while at home balancing family needs. Painful discussions around social justice and inequality required the opportunity and space to process while fostering a workplace that is completely dedicated to diversity, equality and inclusion. 

We are thrilled that our employees felt supported and empowered to bring their best selves to work, no matter what it looked like. And we are very proud that through all of the ups and downs of the past year, the Couchbase team remained true to the key principles of our values – Be Valued and Create Value. It feels wonderful to be recognized for keeping our culture intact and remaining engaged with employees. 

If you want to join a company that is a Best Place to Work, we are hiring. Check out our open positions and join our amazing team! Thank you and go Team Couchbase! 


Posted by Chris Galy

As Chief People Officer at Couchbase, Chris Galy is responsible for all aspects of Couchbase’s people strategy and company culture. He brings to Couchbase 20+ years of experience in building high-performing companies deemed the “best places to work,” resulting from deep levels of employee engagement. Most recently, Chris was the Founder of NextPlayHR, a lean innovation consulting firm focused on the future of work. Before founding NextPlayHR, he served as Chief People Officer at Ten-X, the world's largest online real estate transaction platform. Prior to Ten-X, he served as Vice President of Talent Acquisition at Intuit, Senior HR Manager at Xilinx, and HR Business Partner at Harmonic. His HR career was preceded by his service in the U.S. Army, where he served as an Aviation and Human Resources Officer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Management from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a master’s degree in Human Resources/Organizational Development from the University of San Francisco.

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