Mission: To make businesses more productive, competitive, and powerful by connecting people and their most important information.
“We wanted to take out the friction for them,” Chief Product Officer Jeetu Patel said in an interview. That’s not only to get a better sense of the kind of collaboration going on and ensure proper security, but also to give admins themselves tools to back up their need for Box services."
Founded in 2005, Box (NYSE: BOX)a is transforming the way people and organizations work, so they can achieve their greatest ambitions. As the world's leading enterprise software platform for content collaboration, Box helps business of all sizes - in every industry - securely access and manage their critical information in the cloud. Headquartered in Redwood City, CA, Box has offices across the United States, Europe and Asia. To learn more about Box, visit www.box.com.
From a Berkeley Cottage to Now
The idea for Box originated from a research project Aaron Levie worked on while at USC. He shared his concept for a simple content sharing platform with his childhood friend, Dylan Smith, and the two built the Box platform in 2005. Soon after, they moved to a cottage in Berkeley with their first round of funding--Dylan's online poker winnings of $20,000--to pursue their goal: to change the way people worked. Today, Box helps millions of customers worldwide untether from their desks and share content in the cloud. People can now work anywhere, on any device and collaborate across the globe with complete ease and security.
Seeing the difference you'll make
Regardless of where you work within Box, everyone has a hand in shaping a service millions of people use around the world every day. Whether it's a simple suggestion or a new way of doing something, you can make your mark here, again and again. We encourage it.
|Benefits and perks|
-Competitive healthcare plans
-Flexible time off programs
-Free meals & snacks
-Wellness challenges & incentives
-Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
With millions of users on Box, Engineering is never boring. Our Engineers develop next-generation technologies that help businesses manage their content better than ever before, transforming how millions work every day.
Working in small scrum teams in an agile environment, Box Engineers work on a wide range of technical tasks, including backend distributed systems at the petabyte scale, analytics, platform developer support, mobile OS and so much more.
Working at Box is far more than a job--it's an opportunity to make your mark. From Sales to Engineering, your day is filled with intriguing projects and challenges that work directly toward our product and business initiatives. Whether you're an intern or a new grad, you'll be a full-time member of a small team working on a projects big and small.
Rotational Associate Program (RAP)
RAP trains the next generation of leaders. You'll spend six months in a Client-focused rotation, and then round out your experience with two more rotations in Marketing, Business Ops, Product, International Strategy or Business Development.
Rotational Leadership Program
RLP develops leaders through a multi-faceted MBA rotational program. During your 27-month program, you'll work on critical, CEO-commissioned initiatives across diverse teams at Box, gaining a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to run a successful cloud company.
Software Engineering Internship Program
During your 12-week internship, you will be a full-time member on a small team within the larger engineering organization. You'll also get the opportunity to work with a mentor to design your own project and implement the solution.
General Internship Program
During your 12-week internship, you will be a full-time member on a small team. Interns are encouraged and empowered to drive their own projects, ask questions, come up with solutions and own the results.
I have been working at Box full-time (More than a year)
-Great culture, almost everyone is awesome to work with
-The perks are top notch (unlimited PTO, free lunch, free snacks, good benefits etc)
-Management team has superb vision
-Company is doing well and in a great place to take the ECM market
-Aaron is a truly incredible person that I believe will lead the company to great places
-I have never felt the need to write a glassdoor review for any company I've worked for until I came to Box. It's that great.
-As Box grows it becomes harder for everyone to buy into the culture set by our CEO. Especially for hires that are older and from different backgrounds. I would caution candidates that aren't looking for a start-up culture even though Box is well beyond start-up stage.
-Honestly not that many cons come to mind. Couldn't recommend it more.
I applied online. I interviewed at Box (Redwood City, CA).
Total interview process took about a month from start to finish. An HR recruiter reached out to me via Linkedin as I had set my setting to "looking for new opportunities". Very friendly recruiter, discussed the entire process end to end so I new exactly what to expect. After discussing the position with the recruiter, she set me up with a one hour phone screen with the hiring manager. Hiring manager was super friendly as well! We had a really good conversation around engineering challenges, building teams, and my experience (drawing parallels to the open position).
Since that went well, I was schedule for the first of two onsites. I met with the hiring manager in person this time where behavioral and management type questions were discussed. Later in the day I met with another Director and Staff Engineer who I needed to present to (technical project I was involved with, architecture, decisions and trade offs, etc).
A few days later I got word that went well and they wanted to bring me back for a 2nd and final onsite. The second onsite was super fun. I was impressed that they actually wanted to test my technical breadth (refreshing since many leadership interview positions are light in this area). This was exciting to me since it would allow me to connect with the engineers on the team more. The first interview of the day was with the Director of the department and she proceeded to go over more behavioral/management/cultural fit questions. I also go to meet with one of the founders for lunch which was super cool. The tech interviews on front end architecture and an open ended design questions was super fun and engaging! I thought it was great that they focused quite a bit in this area.
Last but not least, I had a competing offer from a very prominent social media company that will remain nameless, but it wasn't really much of a competition since Box offered me one of the best compensation packages in line with my experience and performance in the interview. Additionally, they had the CEO of the company give me a call to answer any additional questions I had, which showed me they valued me and wanted me on their team. Guess who I signed with?
Overall, the interview experience/process was smooth and they worked with me on a start date that made sense for both parties.