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Exciting, challenging work with lots of opportunities

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  • 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

I absolutely love this company.

- They've done an amazing job hiring people who are not only incredibly talented but also a blast to work with. The culture is focused and supportive.
- If you have the ambition, there are opportunities to match it. I've seen people make entire careers here in the span of a couple years.
- Empowering management style. You're trusted to exercise good judgment and make your own decisions.
- Experienced senior staff. SVP Engineering ran Google Apps for several years and is extremely sharp.

Cons

- The company is growing extremely fast, so occasionally people get moved into leadership positions who shouldn't have been and it takes too long to move them out.
- While people are empowered, they aren't always held accountable. The company has some growing up to do in that sense.
- There is a lot of technical debt which can be pretty frustrating at times (but also means that most things are getting rewritten, which can be quite fun to do).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Act more quickly with poor performers in management.
- Hold people accountable for their work.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great company, awesome people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Box as an intern

    Pros

    great company culture, awesome perks, got to be involved in lots of different things

    Cons

    some lack of organization, can be long hours depending on what you are working on

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Box Response

    Apr 7, 2014Manager Sales Recruiting

    Thank you for your feedback! The Recruiting team loves referrals, so if you have friends or past colleagues who you think would be happy here, please send them our way.

  2. 10 people found this helpful  

    Contractor

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

    I worked at Box as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Up-and-coming tech company
    Fun startup atmosphere

    Cons

    Contractors at Box not treated the way contractors should be - a contractor legally should not be held to the same terms that a full-time employee is, i.e., you should be allowed to work from home, set your own hours, etc. Box treats their contractors like any other full-time employee, but deny them the benefits that come with full time employment.
    Furthermore, many of the contractors have been at the company for over a year, or multiple years. If someone is skilled enough to do the work of any other regular employee, Box should not be able to keep people as contractors simply because it is a better deal for them.
    They also do not pay contractors overtime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The way you are using contractors is legally wrong and morally wrong. If someone is skilled enough to do the job of a full-time employee, you should hire them as a full-time employee. It is wrong to deny someone full-time employment because you can get them for a better deal. You are also walking the line of legal wrong-doing here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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