EDB’s enterprise-class software extends PostgreSQL, helping our customers get the most out of it both on-premise and in the cloud.
We connected with Kanchan Mohitey, Senior Director, Managed Support Services, of EDB's team to get an inside look at the company's day-to-day operations.
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Quick Hit Company Details
- Year Founded: 2004
- Number of employees: 520
- Industry: Software Tech Industry
Can you share the details on what EDB does?
EDB is the PostgreSQL company that provides open-source Postgres and Enterprise Postgres database software, various database tools, services, and support. We help our customers to innovate by supercharging Postgres!
Who are some of your customers?
EDB has multiple fortune 500 customers spawning across various verticals like healthcare, fintech, Banking, Insurance, and multiple government agencies as well. We help our customers to innovate quickly and effectively.
What are your company’s core values or how would you best describe the culture and working environment at EDB?
One of the immediately apparent norms at EDB, is that trust and respect are a given at all times, and do not have to be earned. Everyone honors commitment and relentlessly pursues the goal they have committed to, but we are also kind and respectful of each other along the way.
Working at EDB, you’ll find that leadership truly understands the connection of a healthy work environment to long term productivity. No one will expect you to burn out here, and you’ll find your coworkers support you in your path to success.
We also have an open door policy at all levels and a friendly work culture makes EDB a fun place to work. New hires are welcomed in from all over the world, and find they’re able to ask questions and find answers quickly.
Is there anything that you’d like to share in terms of promoting diversity across your company and hiring practices?
EDB is a very diverse organization, promotes on merit and avoids fostering bias of any kind. We are located in almost 20 countries, and regularly share stories about our local offices, holidays and customs. We welcome and celebrate diversity and work to include many different norms into our company culture.
From a big picture point of view, what experience or traits do you typically look for when interviewing and hiring new employees into EDB?
At EDB, other than the Postgres know-how, we always look for someone who is self-motivated, passionate for what they do and can demonstrate agility. In the constantly evolving environment that we work in, we look for people who can work independently but also take action to reach out and engage their co-workers. We also look for people who are self-directed, but at the same time are equally at ease working in diverse teams that are often geographically dispersed.
What’s the best way to get a job at EDB?
The best way to get a job at EDB is to bring your authentic self to the interview, be ready to build and do research on our company’s products and market position. We sell a complex suite of products, so coming to the interview informed is an excellent way to make sure you get the information you need to make a good decision. Other than that, we try to hire people who value their teammates as much as getting the job done. We are a mature company but we still have so much to build.
What can someone expect during the interview process?
Our interview process varies based on team, but most likely you can expect to tell your professional story, talk through your skill set and share what it is you want to do. We know that candidates have many choices on where to work (even in this crazy time!). This means we want you to be well informed on who we are and what we value, but just importantly we want to know how that resonates with your values. We understand that starting a new job affects your life in so many ways, and we’ll work hard to make sure the interview is a two-way conversation and that you have a good picture of EDB.
What can people expect over the course of their career at EDB?
Over the course of their career, people can expect to gain vast knowledge about the database industry, the core Postgres community, and other open-source ecosystems around it. New hires will get an opportunity to work with some of the brightest minds, innovate on our products and create strong working relationships.
Share one or more random fun facts
Our CEO Ed Boyajian hosts a ‘Story time’ meeting a few times a year where he reads children’s stories to the children of our staff. He gets pretty animated, and is always sure to entertain the kids. It’s a great way for kids to learn more about what their parents do, and for our staff to take a break!
Rapid Fire Questions
What’s on tap?
Star Wars or Star Trek?
Both of course! How could we choose?
iPhone or Android?
Favorite employee perk?
Wellness Fridays! (extended until at least March 2020)
Coffee - hot or iced?
Both options are best, and we prefer cold brew on tap!
Wake up before the alarm or hit the snooze button?
Wake up before the alarm
What superhero could you see working at EDB?
All the Avengers - we are growing and could use the help! Special preference for Tony Stark given his engineering background.
What music is playing in your office?
We’re not in the office right now, but since we have pretty eclectic tastes, this allows us to jam as needed. (Silver lining!)
Lauren Walters, HR Generalist
EDB really cares about their employees and being a part of a team that brings that caring directly to the people is what makes me most excited. Seeing my colleagues benefit from these types of programs and activities is very rewarding. The satisfaction I get from knowing that they can better do their job, and manage these new and different workplace demands keeps me motivated to constantly improve our culture.
I love how collaborative teams are at EDB. In my role as a marketing manager, I have to work with cross-functional teams that range from product development to sales. I am always surprised at how much my co-workers want to help out and help you succeed at whatever task you are assigned.