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Updated 16 December 2017
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Pros
  • Flexible work schedule & emphasis on Work/Life balance; anyone can have an impact on the company (in 15 reviews)

  • Great culture and the pay is great (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • There are some growing pains, but luckily culture has not been sacrificed (in 13 reviews)

  • Employees need to be careful not to let the excitement of the place interfere with their work-life balance (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Box full-time

    Pros

    very good package and cool working enviroment

    Cons

    time problem sometimes else very good

    Advice to Management

    try to improve


  2. "Smart People, Well Managed, Supportive"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Site Reliability Engineer in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Site Reliability Engineer in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Box full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Management is supportive and cares about personal goals and development. Smart teams that look for ways to help each other out and help each other learn. Right mix of time to get stuff done vs. spending time in meetings. Great pay, benefits, and perks. The food, kitchens on every floor, and in-house cafe with barista are great. Very happy with the company culture, you're able to be as engaged as you want to be outside of work responsibilities, and not feel pressured to if it's not your thing. Really couldn't be happier & enjoy coming into work every day. This is a company I feel like I can grow with.

    Cons

    401k matching would be nice.


  3. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Box full-time

    Pros

    Fun collaborative culture. Great people, benefits, and work-life balance.

    Cons

    No matching in 401k


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  5. "Beware of the Hype"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Box full-time

    Pros

    Good product
    CEO and CFO are nice guys

    Cons

    Poor leadership culture
    Lack of high quality/mature sales professionals
    Lack of strategic direction and cross-geo support

    Advice to Management

    Support employee career paths across all lines of business. Don't give "free reign" to sales leaders to modify sales teams w/o proper practices (performance plans, reviews).


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Ah, the cliches of Silicon Valley tech startup..."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Box full-time

    Pros

    - Wicked smart employees constantly looking to be challenged and seize the initiative for themselves
    - Fantastically inclusive culture of diversity
    - Enthusiastic CEO and E-staff that remain close to the field
    - Plenty to do if you're comfortable tackling little pieces of little projects from various departments
    - Free lunch dinner, snacks, company events
    - Young crowd = energy and creativity and creativity and intelligence

    Cons

    - Young crowd = lack of maturity and life experience in Management
    - The company is growing too fast to maintain its startup habits which include a lack of structure, definition in roles/expectations, and weak collaboration among Management to drive the right people toward the right obtainable goals
    - Career development is on your own. Good luck finding an experienced mentor here who can advise on leadership from both a people perspective and an industry perspective. You can train the latter but only years and life experience can teach the former...which is tough if the average employee is 24 years old.

    Advice to Management

    Hire or train the right people to be Managers/Directors. Leadership of people and career growth is just as important as being smart at your particular craft, but with the company continuing to expand Box needs experienced leaders to guide people toward the right projects/priorities and sift through the noise from other departments. As it is right now, everyone's on their won to GSD and Box will start to lose more and more people who become frustrated by the repetition of menial tasks because the big picture focus doesn't exist.


  7. "Seriously a great place to work!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Box full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome product, brillant people, executives that care! Culture here is unbeatable - They take care of us - this place feels like family!

    Cons

    Lots of work - GSD (Getting stuff Done) is great but sometimes you have 5 different teams doing the same stuff!

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up and keep it real - want to see more female e-staff members!


  8. "Go Cloud"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Box full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, energetic culture, awesome offices

    Cons

    Growing pains, legacy tech debt


  9. "A Place Where You Belong"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Box full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Box is an incredible place. I have worked in sales organizations in all types of technology companies from big enterprises to super hot startups. Box's culture blows them all away. Box is the only company I have ever worked for that makes you feel like you truly belong there and are truly valued by your peers and managers. Every day I feel like I'm making a difference in the company and I can't think of one company in the Valley that I would want to work for instead.

    Cons

    The product itself is starting to have more and more competition. New features on the road map will surely start to turn things around but SAAS in general is new to most enterprise companies and sometimes hard to sell.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let Box's growth take anything away from the current culture. It is truly special and can not be found anywhere else.


  10. "great team culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Box full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    does a good job of hiring people that fit their collaborative culture

    Cons

    benefits vs. larger more establish tech companies not as strong (401k, training and development, compensation)


  11. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Box full-time

    Pros

    Culture and salary are great

    Cons

    Food can be better here


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