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All that glitters is not gold

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Director of Strategic Marketing in Los Altos, CA
Former Employee - Director of Strategic Marketing in Los Altos, CA

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

Pros

Good product. Company addressing a large market opportunity. Potentially, a future platform play. Some good folks working there too (platform, recruiting, customer success). Fun, youngish, sometimes borderline silly culture.

Cons

Getting very fat at the top. The company has too many VP's and above, enjoying rich compensation, which weighs down on the P&L. Sales, Biz Dev, Marketing,..you name it. Levie is too inexperienced and all over the map. Levin delegates down and manages up. Others have been there too long (grandfathered in despite their incompetency) or simply are playing politics as the company grows. None of the senior exec staff took responsibility for mistakes in timing and content on the S-1, rather focus on firing under the table and trimming, which is not a good sign long-term. Many customers state that they are now using Box just as cloud storage, which is a commodity. The company may see churn increase.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Have a hard, honest look in the mirror. You should be focused on building a long-lasting great enterprise software company, not an IPO pop.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 14 people found this helpful  

    Gilded Age

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Los Altos, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Los Altos, CA

    I worked at Box full-time (more than an 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
  2.  

    Exciting market opportunity

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Box

    Pros

    Great company - people here are smart, enthusiastic, collaborative and want to make an impact.

    Cons

    Everything going very fast here

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