MongoDB, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDB) Q2 2021 Earnings Conference Call - Final Transcript
Sep 02, 2020 • 05:00 pm ET
about what we're doing.
Now, candidly, we were in a very healthy financial position. And while we did worry that there might be some short-term impacts to the business, we weren't changing our posture or potentially laying off anyone. So, I think there's two questions that have impacted anyone in COVID. One, can you -- do you still have a job? And two, can you do your job safely? Those two questions at MongoDB have been an unequivocal yes.
And more importantly, we really communicated to all employees about making sure they were clear on their priorities, making sure that our leaders were clear with their teams about what was important, making sure that they understood where we're going in terms of what we're trying to do, making sure that we made it very easy for them to work in from a work-from-home environment without much disruption.
And we've also been sensitive to the fact that working from home for many people is very challenging, especially if you have young kids at home or you don't have ample private workspace at home. And so, we've been very flexible with employees to make sure that they can take their sufficient time off, work flexible hours, etc. And I think we also really live our values. And that's another way of saying, we really try and create a culture where people feel like that this is a great place to work that they're respected, no matter who they are that they can not just have a job, but a career, and that we want to set them up for success.
And so, we tried to do that. We're very grateful for what our employees have done since COVID. Our results are, obviously, a reflection of that, and we've been hiring aggressively. And so, we're very focused on on-boarding those new employees to make sure that they get quickly inculcated into the culture.
Awesome. Thank you. Congrats.
This concludes our question-and-answer session. I would like to turn the conference back over to Dev Ittycheria for any closing remarks. Please go ahead.
Thank you, and thank you for joining us today. I just want to wrap by saying that I'm really proud of the strong execution this quarter in a difficult macro environment. We've also expanded our product portfolio to really increase our lead as the pre-eminent to the data platform on the developer. As we discussed, we've had a record direct and self-serve customer additions, demonstrating that our strategy of adding new customers is working. And lastly, we're pursuing a big market opportunity, and COVID is only accelerating long-term trends. So thank you for your time. And we'll talk to you soon. Take care. Bye-bye.
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