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Dropbox Overview

San Francisco, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
2007
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Our Story:

Dropbox is building the world’s first smart workspace.

Back in 2007, making work better for people meant designing a simpler way to keep files in ... Read more

Mission:

Our mission is to design a more enlightened way of working.

Company Updates

  • Dropbox is now a Virtual First company! Now, you may be wondering, how will this affect our day-to-day? Culture and community are such a huge part of what makes working at Dropbox special, and while going virtual will bring changes, we have big plans in place to keep the magic that makes Dropbox what it is alive and thriving. To help guide our employees during this transition, we’ve created a Virtual First toolkit! We know this will be an evolving document, and we recognize we don’t have all the answers right now, but we are so excited for the road ahead. Take a look behind the scenes of how we’re moving towards our Virtual First future.

  • With climate scientists widely in agreement that global greenhouse gas emissions must be decreased by at least 50% by 2030 to limit global warming to below 1.5 degrees Celsius and avoid the worst impacts of climate change, Dropbox is committed to fighting global warming and reducing our carbon footprint. We recently announced the goals that we plan to accomplish before 2030.

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Dropbox – Why Work With Us?


Working at Dropbox

Our team is made up of people who understand it’s possible to be both incredibly talented and kind—and Dropboxers reflect that in the best way. When we’re kind and humble, the drive to create great things together comes naturally. Join us as we work toward building a better working world!

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Making the World Work Better

At Dropbox, we believe in making the world work better. While that used to mean keeping files in sync, we’re now focused on designing an enlightened way of working. We’re currently looking for people who believe that the world can work better—by working smarter, not harder, and bringing that collaborative energy into a team. 

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The People Helping Us Work Better

We sat down with the team members across our 12 global offices in focus group settings. This was a global undertaking, to better understand the personalities, strengths, and unique aspects of those who decide to work for Dropbox. Meet the people helping us work better at Dropbox and read the full story here

The Dropbox Foundation

We’re proud to take steps towards making the world work better, but we’re also invested in making the world better. The Dropbox Foundation was created to support human rights by partnering with organizations in our office’s local communities so employees have the opportunity to partner and volunteer with like-minded individuals to achieve shared goals.


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2018 Dropbox Foundation in Review

At Dropbox, we help the world work better together through our products, but also through our engagement with causes close to our hearts. In this blog post, the Dropbox Foundation reflects on its first year of partnership.

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Recognizing World Refugee Day: How Dropbox Foundation supports human rights

On the 18th anniversary of World Refugee Day — a day to commemorate the strength, courage, and resilience of refugees, Dropboxers Jessica, Courtenay, and Adrienne share some of the Dropbox Foundation's stories. 

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New graduate and intern opportunities at Dropbox

We’re always excited to welcome new graduates and students to our industry-leading internship program. Through our 12-week internships in a variety of disciplines, we aim to help prepare the next generation of brilliant minds to enter the tech industry with challenging but rewarding work. If you’re a creative, hardworking person, this could be the perfect opportunity for you to develop your skills alongside the many Dropboxers bringing their best selves every day. Join us as we work towards a better working world!



 

Discover Dropbox Graduate Programs

Dropbox graduate programs were created specifically for onboarding recent university graduates. We love bringing on these hungry recent graduates and helping them get the experience they need to succeed in the tech industry. With this programming in place, we hope to give these new Dropboxers an experience that will help them make an easy transition into the professional world. 

Devangi, Sara, and Joey share how the Dropbox New Grad PM program has helped them learn, grow, and connect


Devangi Vivrekar, Sara Wiltberger, and Joey Loi are three of our most recent PMs who’ve found the experience the perfect way to transition into the professional world.

Discover the Dropbox PM program through their eyes here

 



Internships at Dropbox

Our interns are just as much a part of our family as our full-timers. Their summers are filled not only with rewarding work that helps them put their education into practice, but fun after-hours activities as well. We’re not over-exaggerating; if you want to work on real user-facing features on Friday and play bubble soccer or go whitewater rafting with your fellow interns on Saturday, you might be a perfect fit for Dropbox. Our interns have plenty of other reasons why you’ll love working for us to share; check out their stories.


Alex Sosa on his Dropbox summer internship

 
Recent intern Alex reflects on his Dropbox experience before joining full time in the fall. 
 
 
 

Not knowing is okay: Katherine Choi on learning how to ask valuable questions

During her internship at Dropbox, Katherine Choi learned that it wasn’t about having all the answers, just about having good questions. Read more here about how her experience with her mentors and peer mentors helped her grow more comfortable in her strengths. 

 

Meet our 2019 Interns: Jared, Chloe, and LeeJun share how they’ve thrived in tech

 
For college students who hope to have a career in tech, a summer internship can be a great way to get familiar with the industry. Our program offers students a twelve-week internship in their field of study, which has expanded to include roles beyond engineering. During the summer of 2019, product analytics intern Jared Williams, product design intern Chloe Jones, and product design intern LeeJun Park were given the opportunity to get acquainted not only with the company and our full-time team members, but with each other. Read their story here.
 
 
 

Dropbox around the world 

Whether your commute to work includes a view of the Mediterranean sea, a glimpse of the Eiffel Tower, or the rush of city life in Tokyo, we’re united by a core belief that it is possible for people across borders, offices, and positions to work and create better together. And that by making the work better, we grow and push ourselves. 

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Danny and Rina, Tel Aviv engineers, on how to be a parent in the Dropbox family.

Raising a family is a full-time job. Couple that with the demands of a professional career, and parenthood can become downright overwhelming. So at Dropbox, we’ve set out to build a company culture that allows all our team members, including parents, to thrive. Danny Sivan and Rina Artstain, who both work out of our office in Tel Aviv, have found that culture key to their success both at work and home.

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No matter where we work: Sara and Florian talk about how their teammates make Dropbox Dublin unique

At Dropbox, we try to make sure that all our offices feel important and an integral part of our company’s operations and future. We’re lucky to have offices outside our San Francisco headquarters that are filled with brilliant people and their own unique vibes. Our Dublin location, which also serves as our international headquarters, is home to a tight-knit group of over 200 employees, including Sara and Florian. 

Read more about Sara and Florian's experience at our Dublin location 

Dropbox Reviews

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    I have been working at Dropbox full-time

    Pros

    - World class food (among the best in the Bay Area)
    - Competitive compensation
    - Top in class benefits
    - Good work culture (working with amazing people, both intellectually and on a personal level)

    Cons

    - High expectations, need to work really hard to stay afloat
    - As growth has slowed, we've needed to be more thoughtful in how we spend, but still manage to focus on the employees
    - I've personally grown numb to several things working here, especially the quality of the food. We're definitely spoiled

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Dropbox Photos

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Dropbox Interviews

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    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Dropbox.

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    I received an email with a HackerRank that had two coding questions and was given a window of time to complete it. I did some research and completed them about a week after, I scored fairly well but not perfect and therefore did not receive the following interview

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Dropbox Awards & Accolades

  • Founder of the Year Crunchie, Tech Crunch, 2014
  • The 25 Best Workplaces in the Bay Area, Fortune, 2017
  • The 50 Best Workplaces for Diverstiy, Fortune, 2016
  • 10 Best Workplaces for Asian-Americans, Fortune, 2016
  • The 50 Best Companies to Work for in Chicago, Fortune, 2017
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Pledges & Certifications

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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