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A place to both grow your skills and leave an impact

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

I have been working at Box full-time (less than an year)

Pros

At Box you never find a shortage of things to work on. You can continue to grow your skills and expertise by tackling new and different problems more than you can at most other places. In addition, the people you work with are some of the best and from a wide variety of backgrounds. This means you even learn by listening.

And since Box is still a young company with problems and situations that are still unsolved, you can use the skills you learned here or elsewhere and leave a mark on the company. Something you work on will very likely be lying the foundation for future engineers and users. It's up to you to leverage that.

The compensation is pretty darn competitive for the area.

Cons

The compensation could be higher and internal mobility isn't exactly where it needs to be (they are working on it to their credit). And sometimes the opportunities you get means that you will be working some late hours. I've made it a goal to at least leave when there's sunlight at least twice a week. And as expected with a startup mentality, there's a bit of engineers being oncall which can sometimes lead to annoying weekends.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Start promoting internally.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Wonderful experience as an engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 3 years)

    Pros

    - Constant learning
    - Leadership team is in it for the right reasons
    - Very collaborative colleagues
    - You're not just a coder with a pair of hands; you're a real human who contributes to culture and team development
    - A strong focus on developer productivity

    Cons

    None really, if you're prepared to stay focused and work hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more senior engineers!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Best professional decision I've made yet

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

    I have been working at Box full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Lots of smart people
    -Energetic work environment
    -Bureaucracy is non-existent
    -Managers position you to succeed
    -Great office space + employee perks

    Cons

    -Sometimes it seems management is inclined to hire industry rockstars from outside than from within

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be careful not to get too far from what made you successful as the company becomes more mature.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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