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Box Overview

Redwood City, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
2005
Company - Public (BOX)
Information Technology
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
What if big business could move at start-up speed? What if files could be openly shared, yet fully secure? What if scaling too fast was an opportunity, not an issue? That’s what Box is all about. Defying “possible.” Turning “what ... Read more

Mission: To make businesses more productive, competitive, and powerful by connecting people and their most important information.

Company Updates

  • Our Boxer spotlight this week features Izzie Armentrout, Outbound Business Representative based out of our SF office. Read on to learn about her work on Box's digital outbound strategy to provide massive productivity gains to our growing sales org!

    Boxer Spotlight: Izzie brings her industrious self to work | Box Blog

    "Bring Your _______ Self to Work" is an important pillar of our Box culture. We're a pretty mixed bag of different backgrounds and values around here, so the blank is different for each Box employee. In this series, we'll interview one of our own to give you a look at our diverse family of Boxers around the world.

  • Aaron Levie's thoughtful interview on challenges faced while building a company. Stay true to the Northstar!

    'I was having nightmares for a few weeks': Box CEO Aaron Levie reveals how hard it was to build a $2.5 billion business and take it public by age 29

    Aaron Levie dropped out of college 12 years ago to start Box, a cloud-based file-storage company for enterprises. It's now a public company with a $2.5 billion market cap. But getting to the current size and scale wasn't easy.

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Box – Why Work For Us?


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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.



Working at Box is all about... 

 

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.


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Helping create and promote great products

There's just something about Box. Once people use it, they love it and wonder how they got along without it. Many of the world's most respected companies use Box, including P&G, Dell, TaylorMade and Clear Channel, among many others. Working at Box, you can take pride in building and spreading the word about something that's, well, just really cool.



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.

  • Open office environment promotes collaboration
  • Boxers bring their wacky selves to work every day
  • Risk-taking welcome and rewarded

 

Benefits and perks

-Competitive healthcare plans

-Flexible time off programs

-Fitness subsidy

-Free meals & snacks

-Wellness challenges & incentives

-Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)

-Career Development

                                                    -Financial Education

Our Sales team helps companies of all sizes use Box to transform the way companies interact with their content. 

But it's more than just selling a content management platform--you're giving companies the tools to be more secure, productive and successful. And thanks to the new partnerships we've formed with IBM, Microsoft and other industry leaders, our product can be sold to nearly any line or business or industry.  

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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.


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Grow Your Career to New Heights

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. 



Find the University Program that Fits You


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.

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    Pros

    Great culture, competitive pay, fast paced environment with solid leadership that is open to listening to employees to improve work experience. Everyone from CEO on down are willing to get involved in your deals to ensure you're successful. Truly a great place to work.

    Cons

    We are still growing at a rapid pace which brings its own set of challenges but compared to working at a large company, this is a far better experience. Some of the promotion paths are strict-- meaning reps need to be promoted to specific roles first before moving on to the next even when they are more qualified than outside candidates for open position.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, stay focused on maintaining our culture as we continue to grow. Adjust quotas based off of territory not a standard quota for every rep on the team.

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Box Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Box (San Francisco, CA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Incredibly smooth and professional interview process. Two phone screens (one recruiter and one sales manager) and two in person interviews (one day of meeting co workers and managers and one giving a 30/60/90 presentation).

    Interview Questions

    • Strong emphasis on coachability, which was appreciated.   Answer Question
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Box Awards & Accolades

  • LinkedIn Top Attractors 2016, LinkedIn, 2016
  • Top Rankings as a Fastest Growing Private Company, The San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, 2011
  • "Visionary" quadrant for Managed File Transfer solutions, Gartner, 2011
  • Box named a leader in the report "Forrester Wave ™: Mobile Collaboration, Forrester Research, 2011
  • Ranked 36th Fastest Growing Company in North America, Deloitte's Technology Fast 500™, 2011
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