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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 for 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

Other Reviews for Box

  1.  

    Great company, awesome people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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. 7 people found this helpful  

    Fast-Paced, Challenging, and Fun

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

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

    Pros

    There's never a dull moment. If you take initiative, there is always something amazing to do. And generally people are more than happy to step out of the way to let you go enact your vision or jump in to help depending on what you need. Everyone is incredibly friendly, you get free food, the benefits are super cheap (though not free), and the CEO is inspiring. This is a hot place to work- there's no doubt about it.

    Cons

    A lot of the folks are very inexperienced, and it can be frustrating to come in with experience under your belt and have to watch people make rookie mistakes without being able to jump in and save them from themselves. It's very frowned upon to say "Hey- you're doing this wrong". If you're trying to do something brand new- the sky's the limit. But if you're trying to change an existing system or practice, it can be very challenging to do so while tip-toeing around everyone's feelings. In some ways- it's great to be in a place that's so positive. In some ways it's paralyzing. This is particularly true if you're in the Customer Success department where an army of rookie, poorly trained (But very well-intentioned and hard-working) CSMs are running the show in ways that defy all logic (and their supervisors).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Every department in Box moves at light speed except your Customer Success department. I know you want to keep things positive (and you should), but we need a little more top-down management to ensure that people are working in ways that further the organization's larger goals and not just their own.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Box Response

    Apr 7, 2014Manager Sales Recruiting

    Thank you for your insight! Your People Partner would love to hear more of your feedback. Please reach out to share your thoughts and ideas about how we can continue to improve.

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