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Dropbox Overview

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

We’ve always been obsessed with making work better for people.

Back in 2007, that meant designing a simpler way to keep files in sync. Today, it ... Read more

Mission:

We're here to unleash the world's creative energy by designing a more enlightened way of working.

Company Updates

  • Up 22 spots, this year we are #59 on Great Places to Work and Fortune Magazine’s Best Workplaces for Diversity. Thanks to our employees for helping us get recognized and supporting in bring the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion mission to life at Dropbox. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQhp6

    The 100 Best Workplaces for Diversity 2018

    To determine the Best Workplaces for Diversity, Fortune partnered with the people analytics firm, Great Place to Work®, to analyze anonymous survey feedback representing more than 4.4 million US employees. The Best Workplaces for Diversity list focuses on the experiences of women, people of color, LGBTQ people, employees who are Boomers or older, and people who have disabilities.

  • Special thanks to our employees for helping us get recognized as the #36 #BestWorkplaces for Parents! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQhXd

    The 50 Best Workplaces for Parents

    To determine the Best Workplaces for Parents, Fortune partnered with the people analytics firm, Great Place to Work®, to compare parents' and non-parents' survey feedback representing over 5 million US employees on more than 60 survey questions anonymously rating their employers.

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Dropbox – Why Work For Us?


We believe technology should get out of the way, so there’s no limit to what people can do together. We’re a thoughtful, tightly-knit team that’s committed to realizing ambitious ideas. We’re making "user friendly" meet "enterprise ready" across the world, and the best is still to come.

Today, over 500 million people and 150,000 businesses across every continent rely on Dropbox to get stuff done. We started out in San Francisco, and now we're setting up shop worldwide to get closer to our users. From Austin to Dublin, each office sports the same magic that makes Dropbox unique, remixed with local flavor.

So 'Why Dropbox?': In addition to all of our awesome benefits and perks, we believe the impact you can make across the world is the greatest perk to working here.  Just one example is how Dropbox was able to help Children's Miracle Network Hospitals boost fundraising. The impact our users are making around the world inspire us to do our best work every day. Consider joining our team and be inspired to do the best work of your career! 


Engineering at Dropbox

Our engineering team is architecting a home for life—a growing family of products that handle over a billion files a day for people and businesses around the world. Dropbox engineers get to the core of challenging technical problems, mixing head and heart to get to experiences that just work. With such a broad mission and massive scale, there are countless opportunities to make an impact. 



Meet our engineering team


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Andrew Fong on tackling the full stack

For the past two years, Andrew’s been building out the Dropbox site reliability team. The team has grown dramatically — not only in size but in perspective — since he started.

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An interview with Genevieve Sheehan 

Genevieve brainstorms product enhancements alongside a team of developers. She focuses on the creation of products that matter to businesses as a whole while also making sure to take care of individual users.

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Mike Lyons on building a product for family and friends

Dropbox users are at the forefront of Mike’s mind as he works to make the product run smoothly.

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An interview with supply chain manager Michele Sordal

Michele Sordal joined Dropbox a year ago to build the supply chain team from scratch. Here she shares her career path, her experience balancing family and career, and what she looks for in building her team.

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As we continue to build the best place to create, share, and work with others, there are plenty of opportunities for you to grow with us -- we'd love to hear from you! Join our team today. 

Engineering Internship and New Grad Opportunities at Dropbox

Our engineering team architects the products that handle over a billion files a day for people and businesses around the world, and Dropbox interns and new grads tackle the same technical challenges as our experienced engineers. As our VP of Engineering, Aditya Agarwal said, "I have one philosophy when it comes to intern projects: Don't give them intern projects." 



Meet our Engineering new grads and interns

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Jacob Hurwitz on seeking variety in engineering

Engineer and recent MIT graduate Jacob Hurwitz finds opportunity to work across platforms and languages at Dropbox

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 Mariam Kobiashvili on transitioning from theory to practice

 As an intern at Dropbox, Mariam Kobiashvili discovered a love for building products

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Adam Faulkner on moving forward

A graduate of University of Texas at Austin, Adam Faulkner shares his Dropbox internship experience before joining full time as a new grad. 

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As we continue to build the best place to create, share, and work with others, there are plenty of opportunities for you to grow with us -- we'd love to hear from you! Join our team today. 

Sales

Our global Enterprise Sales, Channel, and Customer Experience teams are helping companies around the world use the power of Dropbox Business and Dropbox Enterprise to work smarter. These collaborative and empathetic teams are focused on understanding what businesses need so they can unlock new markets across the globe.



Meet our sales team

Peter Ahn on putting the client first

After joining the Dropbox sales team in San Francisco, Peter moved to New York to start a new sales team and be closer to his clients.

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Leslie Kurkjian on building teams

 Dropbox sales lead Leslie shares what she’s learned from scaling teams fast.


 
 
 

 
 
 
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Kevin Nothnagel on finding a great product and team

Account executive Kevin shares what brought him to Dropbox Austin.

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As we continue to build the best place to create, share, and work with others, there are plenty of opportunities for you to grow with us -- we'd love to hear from you! Join our team today. 




Marketing at Dropbox

Our marketing team sets product positioning and strategy, manages product launches, and gathers customer insights. The team is responsible for maximizing our products' potential, in order to delight our users and help Dropbox grow. Marketing partners with teams across the company, including Product, Sales, and Engineering.



Meet our marketing team


Helen Min on people-centered marketing

Enterprise marketing team lead Helen Min explains how Dropbox crafts communications that put people first.

 

 

 

Xabier Ormazabal on seeking new and diverse markets

As head of EMEA marketing at Dropbox, Xabier helps fuel international expansion and tailors programs to local markets.


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Sheila Vashee on finding her dream job

Dropbox’s product marketing lead shares her path from investment banking and corporate strategy to launching new products.

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As we continue to build the best place to create, share, and work with others, there are plenty of opportunities for you to grow with us -- we'd love to hear from you! Join our team today. 


Dropbox Reviews

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    I have been working at Dropbox full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smaller company, impact of my individual work is magnified. Collaboration between teams is amazing. The leads care about my growth and are providing learning opportunities on a everyday basis. The gym in SF is a perfect size. Only a 5 min walk from the train station. Work life balance is recognized by leadership.

    Cons

    The food is too good

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Dropbox Photos

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Dropbox Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Dropbox (Seattle, WA) in October 2018.

    Interview

    1.) 1-hour in person screen
    2.) Assigned a presentation of a prior project to create for on-site
    3.) Onsite which included presentation, all-around (Why Dropbox and career goals), Product Intuition and a Design exercise.

    Overall the interview was very fair and extremely well done. From first contact all the way to the final feedback of why I didn't get the offer they were very professional and prompt.

    This is my new benchmark for how the interview process can and should work. The feedback I got back was honest, helpful and hopefully will get me to where I eventually want to be.

    Thanks!

    Interview Questions

    • Name your three favorite software programs then talk into how you would improve them   1 Answer
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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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