Cockroach Labs #1 large company on Crain’s 2023 Best Places to Work

Last edited on September 28, 2023

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    We’re pleased to announce that Crain’s has ranked Cockroach Labs #1 in the large companies category of its 2023 Best Places to Work in New York City list. This is the fourth year in a row Cockroach Labs has received this ranking in the large category.

    The past year has been an evolution for Cockroach Labs. We grew in size, maturity, and knowledge. We welcomed our new President and CRO, Jason Forget and opened up our Austin office and India location. The strength and resilience of our community continue to be the bond that propels us forward.

    Culture has been a top priority for Cockroach Labs since our inception. We knew we would not be able to scale without investing in a culture that fostered innovation, equal opportunity, collaboration, and above all, respect. Over the last several years, we have challenged the status quo and built programs like a more inclusive recruiting process and ensured support for employees and their families to balance personal and professional commitments.

    The critical ingredient for all of those values and programs is flexibility. We will continue prioritizing that mission to provide an inclusive environment for all. We look forward to another year of growth and learning, whether those conversations are happening in our NYC HQ or other office locations, online, on stage at RoachFest our annual user conference, or sitting around a campfire at our next company offsite! We want everyone to feel inspired to do their best work and ensure we are providing them with the tools to do just that.

    Hear from some Roachers:

    As an early and proud Roacher, I have seen the company evolve in so many wonderful ways. The one thing ingrained in our roots is the importance of a good company culture. Each and every person I have worked with and encountered along my journey at the company from intern to leadership has valued the same core principles–respect, a commitment to doing their best work, kindness, and honesty. Those principles have created a place where I feel safe, welcome, and happy to start my day.

    -- Bram Gruneir, Manager of Field Engineering

    There is immense opportunity within the market to revolutionize the database to meet the needs of today’s biggest companies. It is rare and exciting to work for a company that is taking advantage of such a huge opportunity. We have a truly game-changing product that I am proud to collaborate on. My favorite thing about working at Cockroach Labs is: I get to work side by side with some of the most talented engineers and product managers. Cockroach Labs truly has one of the best teams around.

    -- Kate Doebler, Senior Manager, Product Operations

    It’s an honor to be recognized on Crain’s Best Places to Work List and we are humbled to be named alongside companies who are also striving for innovation and inclusivity in the workplace. We can all learn from each other.

    If you are in the market for your next role, consider joining us on our mission to build the next great database company. We are expanding, with open positions in almost all departments. Explore open roles at and hear directly from the folks building CockroachDB.