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Helpful (2)

Exciting, action packed, on the way up

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales in Los Altos, CA
Current Employee - Sales in Los Altos, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Lots of opportunity, great leadership, accessible senior management

Cons

Processes change fast, nothing stays the same for long

Advice to Management

More engineers, sitting on different platforms and teams... always need more engineers

Other Employee Reviews for Box

  1. Helpful (16)

    Low market risk, high technical risk

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Box full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Business is doing well, seems to be in the right place at the right time. High growth company (expanding rapidly in all dimensions), free food, fun environment. Charismatic CEO gets attention and buzz for the company. New VP of Engineering bringing maturity and leadership to engineering organization.

    Cons

    If you're industry experienced (not "senior" as that's 1-2 yr out of college at Box) expect to be working almost entirely with inexperienced/young engineers. Most are great to work with and want to learn however in general the culture does not value experience; be prepared to see lots of questionable judgement/competence demonstrated by the homegrown tenured developers leading projects. Engineering caliber and quality of people is below Google / Microsoft levels. Surprising number of "seniors" lacking CS fundamentals (OO design, what's cohesion? using assertions?) Some B's hiring C's going on (... will hopefully improve as Box adopts more google like model in hiring, reviews, etc.) Lots of untested legacy code, 10,000 line functions, tightly coupled and fragile code is common place. Major efforts to write tests and turn quality around but very much work in progress.


  2. Helpful (16)

    Engineers Beware...Don't Work Here

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Los Altos, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Los Altos, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free"ish" food. Most people are helpful and nice. They pay pretty well. This is an acceptable place to work if you are young and inexperienced. Lots of opportunity to fix bugs. Lots of opportunity to make the code stable.

    Cons

    Box hires rather than promotes from within. Technology stack is on the verge of collapse. The engineering team is consumed with firefighting. The pay is not worth the poor (sometimes degrading) treatment by management and technical leadership. My manager talks about their reports and coworkers behind their backs. The founders have to be "handled," because they are incapable of accepting input from others.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck.


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