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Updated July 2, 2015
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  1. Can't imagine a more exciting place to start a career - lots of opportunity for growth and ownership

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's exciting to be a part of such incredible growth - company has almost doubled in the past two years I've been here. Has definitely maintained a "start-up" feel despite being a pretty large company. People are open and collaborative, and genuinely feel pushed to do my best due to all the intelligent people I'm surrounded with.

    Cons

    "Start-up" vibe also means we lack a lot of scalable processes, or processes at all. While I believe management cares about internal mobility, the progress there has been slower than one would like. General disorganization across orgs is also an issue.


  2. Awesome company to learn, have fun, build your career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to take ownership of projects, drive initiatives, and work on things you have interest in.

    Cons

    Often have to fight for your career progression.

    Advice to Management

    Entice employees to stay by raising salaries, bonuses, etc. You have great people that may leave otherwise!


  3. Great growth opportunities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Box

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management that cares about your career growth and your personal wellbeing. Great opportunities for internal mobility. A fast growing product and challenging work environment.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency regarding S1 filing to IPO date, but pretty understandable - upper management has done a fantastic job in addressing these transparency issues moving forward.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Great Co Changing Collaboration/Sales not so much

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Box

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Great culture starting from top down
    -CEO gets it. Has been a driving force for change in collaboration
    -Product just works. Once you use it, you will see why other solutions stink
    -Great office environment if at HQ.

    Cons

    -Very clicky within certain groups at HQ
    -Majority of field sales not happy with top leadership. Not listening and not delivering what is needed for a while now. Constantly heard this over and over supporting the reps....
    -Overhired in the field and tried to make this into Salesforce.com. Change the approach and hire the right senior exec to instill a better field sales culture
    -Just a few field reps make good $$$, rest struggle but nobody cares at exec level or sales exec mgmt

    Advice to Management

    Company rocks at HQ but for a while field has complained about leadership but nothing has been done. Hopefully the senior executive team cares enough about sales now that they are public and digs into the problems that have been in place now for a while and make changes for those who are left...


  6. Helpful (1)

    it's not for everyone

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Box

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting environment, wonderful product.

    Cons

    extreme favoritism, low salary, bottlenecks. frat culture.


  7. Helpful (1)

    A great chance to learn, contribute, and have fun.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Altos, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Altos, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Fun office culture. Lots of opportunity to get involved in big projects, in open source, etc.

    Cons

    Office location is pretty bad. We're moving to a new location which should be an improvement.
    Lots of tech debt. Hard to tell if code quality is improving or getting worse.
    Engineering ladder still needs work. Half of the org is "senior software engineer".


  8. Helpful (4)

    Great balance between fun and impact

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Los Altos, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Los Altos, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    --Amazingly fun people
    --Challenging work
    --Pushes you to be your best
    --Leadership cares so much about out satisfaction

    Cons

    The landscape is super competitive which can pull us in so many different directions at any given time. It's part of what's fun about working with Box - we're serving so many different needs at any given time, but it can also be overwhelming.


  9. Helpful (4)

    Best decision ever.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Box

    Pros

    -Great manager
    -Close-knit team that makes me what to do my work better
    -Interesting scaling challenges

    Cons

    -The long delay to the IPO, but that wrapped up nicely :)
    -Need to learn how to better integrate remote offices


  10. Love it here! Growing pains potentially make some things harder

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Box

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Culture is incredible, people are incredible, no hierarchy - anyone will talk with you

    Cons

    Some people get promoted really fast, some stay in a place for years. Not sure if that's because they don't hire into the right roles, or there are under performers who just sit in place

    Advice to Management

    spend more time weeding out underperformers


  11. Great product, very poor upper-level management.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Enterprise Account Executive
    Former Employee - Enterprise Account Executive

    I worked at Box full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great product. Outshines the competition. Has amazing brand recognition. Backed by tier 1 investors. Freemium to paid-for is a great model, easy to find prospective customers, a bit of a challenge to sell enterprise-wide.

    Cons

    Upper-level mgt has little to no respect for field sales. However, the biggest issue is that there are far too many reps in the geo territories. The model is basically, one to two reps make all the money, the majority struggle, and a few at the bottom starve...and either quit or are put on plan. Understandably, Box is in an extremely crowded market, so it requires an inordinately high number of reps on the street to overcome all the competitive noise, but in the end, it's the reps who struggle to make it work.

    Advice to Management

    Worry less about your ego, and more about the people making this wheel turn.



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