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Exciting, action packed, on the way up

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Current Employee - Sales  in  Los Altos, CA
Current Employee - Sales in Los Altos, CA

I have been working at Box full-time for less than a year

Pros

Lots of opportunity, great leadership, accessible senior management

Cons

Processes change fast, nothing stays the same for long

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

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  1. 14 people found this helpful  

    Low market risk, high technical risk

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Box full-time for 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    currently employed post MBA

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Altos, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Altos, CA

    I have been working at Box full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Incredible growth, visionary leader, and the opportunity to be a part of a historical upheaval in the Software-as-a-Service market. Great space, incredible snacks, killer food, and Silicon Valley standard perqs.

    Cons

    When you grow from 100+ to 600+ some processes are bound to get lost. Box hires smart so the problem is not quality, it's finding the right smart person with whom to collaborate or get a question answered.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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