Box Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 22 Jan 2021

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  • "Great culture, really good work-life balance(in 51 reviews)

  • "Excellent work/life balance (most teams)(in 48 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "No 401k match (which has been a pain point for many years, and leadership continues to glaze over this despite massive demand from employees)(in 40 reviews)

  • "There is no 401k match and honestly Box can do better with making an initiative to do that(in 30 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Overall excellent, but still maturing

      24 Apr 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      I'm a firm believer that Box is doing right by customers and helping to make work better for millions of people around the world. Buying into the mission is super important to me, and I am a huge supporter of Box's mission of changing how the world works together. A few other good things: - Work/life balance is a priority for most managers and flexible working isn't uncommon - Unlimited PTO affords employees the ability to take the right amount of time off - In-office experience includes lunches, snacks, drinks, etc. - Box is huge on culture and the importance of belonging - Hard work is rewarded appropriately

      Cons

      There are two cons that I'd call out for prospective employees: 1. Box doesn't do 401(k) matching as of today. That being said, in my opinion the ESPP program more than makes up for it - but there's no traditional 401(k) match. 2. As part of growing pains, the top priorities aren't always clear to employees in some areas since it sometimes feels like there's a "flavor of the quarter" mentality coming from senior management.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Enterprise company with the culture of a startup - the perfect blend!

      24 Apr 2020 - Account Executive in Austin, TX
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      Pros

      Culture, customer and employee focus, work/life balance, most innovative company in cloud content manage space, customers love using Box, we get to work with some of the world's most powerful companies, huge market growth potential and well positioned for it, employees are encouraged to work from different offices (NY, SF, Austin, Chicago, etc) and are supported for promotions/role changes, it feels like you you get to spend time with friends every day that also just happens to be "work", very smart people everywhere that are all passionate about innovation and our customers, very few people who take themselves too seriously and have the proper perspective on life and work. Benefits wise you can't really get any better from unlimited PTO, catered meals every day, huge snack selection, very generous paternity/maternity leave, gym/phone/transportation subsidy, and constant team/company outings and events.

      Cons

      No matching 401k. Justification has been the ESPP/equity package serving a similar function though the stock has underperformed for awhile so that hasn't really worked out. You can't have it all though!

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great culture and leadership!

      13 Jan 2021 - Enterprise Account Executive in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Fun and positive sales culture. Constantly learning. Great work life balance.

      Cons

      The strategy of the company tends to shift often.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good but no longer great

      3 Mar 2020 - Implementation Consultant 
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      Pros

      Box continues to have a good culture. There is an excellent work life balance, unlimited vacation, free lunch, and good overall benefits. eStaff is well respected and comes across as open and approachable.

      Cons

      The company-wide focus is on becoming profitable and reducing costs. Hiring is slowing or has stopped completely in most teams. Teams are repeatedly asked to do more with less. Growth opportunities are becoming more limited. Mid-level leadership is spotty (lots of Director and VP level people have been leaving over the last year or two). In Box Consulting, there are some members of the senior leadership team that seem to be good at "playing the game" and managing up, but not making any real impact on their teams. New senior managers and directors are brought on, especially within the Growth and Strategy team, but they don't make any real impact and aren't respected internally. Constructive feedback on this team is not welcomed. Meanwhile, individual contributors are leaving and their positions aren't being backfilled but are being moved offshore (which some members of the leadership team are bragging about). Senior leadership within Box Consulting seems out of touch and uninterested in receiving feedback. The only priority is billable customer work - even if that means sacrificing efficiency and process improvements. BC is moving closer and closer to a traditional Consulting org, but they don't get comparable compensation. Time tracking is scrutinized, comments are required, and must be done daily. Monthly healthcare costs are high. There is no 401K matching even though people have been asking for this for years.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Mostly Solid... with some flaws

      2 Jan 2021 - TechOps Engineer in Redwood City, CA
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      Pros

      * Excellent work/life balance (most teams) * Decent compensation * Easy commute for those on the peninsula (right next to CalTrain and free CalTrain passes) * Interesting time technically as the company migrates from data centers to public cloud

      Cons

      * Still a bit of the "blind leading the blind" on the public cloud migration. * TechOps often looses prioritization game so still has a lot of tech-debt. * A number of "old-timers" in TechOps management that is holding us back.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Contractor

      Great company

      17 Nov 2020 - Revenue Operations Analyst in Los Gatos, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Cool company with a great work culture and work life balance.

      Cons

      Hard to say as I only worked there during covid and as a contractor

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company

      22 Jan 2021 - Implementation Consultant in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Great culture, really good work-life balance

      Cons

      The company's growth seems to have flattened out. Product vision could use some work.

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good work life balance

      12 Jan 2021 - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
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      Pros

      Good work life balance at Box

      Cons

      too many planners at Box

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Community and Value Driven Organization

      25 Sep 2020 - Business Development Manager in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      An incredible place to work that fosters an environment of community and values self starters. The talent is top notch and produces incredible results. I'm so thankful to work for a company that challenges me to grow and respects boundaries and work/life balance.

      Cons

      No matching 401K program available

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Excellent place to work in tech

      29 Jul 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      -Extremely supportive culture (PTO and work-life balance are encouraged; there is a lot of transparency) -Opportunity for internal mobility -The talent & belonging team work hard to establish a sense of community (and Boxers are typically pretty friendly and open) -Great benefits/perks (Commuter, behavioral health/wellness, parental support, just to name a few) -Free lunch, snacks in the office

      Cons

      -No 401k match -No office gym (but this was only a loss for me because my last company had one; Box compensates with a monthly fitness stipend)

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