- Work/Life Balance
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- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I have been working at Box full-time (Less than a year)
I'm pretty happy at Box, but if I had to drill it down to a few areas beyond just my individual role, it comes down to:
People: the people at Box are incredible. I have yet to meet someone who is challenging to work with or negative. People often go out of their way to help each other and support each other on projects and initiatives.
Culture: both online (via Slack) and in the office is stellar - hands down best place I have worked. Growth mindset is definitely emphasized and failing isn't seen as a
Recruiting: very impressed by how the team selects candidates who are not just a cultural fit but also who will succeed - even if they are coming from another industry or role.
Onboarding can be a bit of a sink or swim experience, so depending on your manager and who you are networked with, it can be tough at first. But as you learn on the job it definitely gets easier
Also, it's a tiny thing, but the company as a whole really needs to stop being 5 mins late to every meeting. Standardized 55 min meetings across the board.
Advice to Management
Keep up the 360 feedback - it helps everyone grow and learn together.
I applied in-person. I interviewed at Box (Redwood City, CA) in February 2020.
Recruiter reached out based on my online profile and setup a technical phone screen. They obviously know what my background is and the skillset I bring to the table.
Phone screen setup relatively quickly and the interviewers seemed friendly and nice to talk to. 3 coding interview Qs of increasing difficulty level. Wrote code on coderpad for all 3 in the alloted time, walked through testcases and interviewers agreed on the solution and correctness.
2 days later get a cold rejection e-mail indicating my background does not fit the requirement.
Duh !! What a waste of time and effort...