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Gilded Age

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

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

Pros

- Young start up atmosphere
- Close to IPO
- Awesome building interior
- Discounted Gym Membership
- Not too terrible of a product

Cons

- Complete atmosphere 360! Back in Palo Alto were the good old days when we were working together and felt passionate about the company...since the move to Los Altos it was all down hill from there
- Passive aggressive upper management. If you want to send a message to the team don't college roommate status write a note on your window by your desk.
- Lack of any job growth or promotions
- VERY POLITICAL especially for such a young company
- Everyone talks about how much they want to get out of the company which brings down the work moral

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Work on hiring within the company and having a new VP bring in his/her good old crowd from their previous company.

Too many dissatisfied employees. It's a shame, Box had so much potential but has a terrible reputation in the Silicon Valley

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great People, Great Vision

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Fast growing which is really exciting. By far greatest company culture and people I've been around professionally. If you want the opportunity to work with smart innovative people, Box is the place. Leadership has a real vision for the company.

    Cons

    Fast growing, which also has a lot of downside at times. As a result everyone wears multiple hats and everyone is doing multiple jobs. Can be disorganized because of hyper-growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perks and benefits are pretty competitive. Only advice is that the product itself can try to be too accommodating to our large range of customers and often suffers because of it.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Exciting, challenging work with lots of opportunities

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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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