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Box Director Reviews

Updated Jan 27, 2020

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4.6
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Box Co-founder & CEO Aaron Levie
Aaron Levie
11 Ratings
  1. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Box full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great culture, great learning opportunity

    Cons

    None at all great place to be

    Box2019-12-31
  2. "Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Box full-time

    Pros

    Positive overall compared to other tech companies

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Box2019-12-10
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Outstanding culture, strong leadership and opportunities abound"

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    Current Employee - Director of Strategic Partnerships in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Box full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    + Great culture from work life balance to ERGs to parental benefits + Leadership is driven to succeed and transparent with employees + Competitive pay and equity + Genuine opportunity to make a huge impact

    Cons

    - Competition closing in on product differentiation - Getting a bit slower to reach decisions as it grows - Lots of recent mgmt turn over

    Box2019-09-15
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Mediocre"

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    Current Employee - Director of Software Development in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Box full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Use to be compelling company.

    Cons

    Slowed rate of innovation, losing in the market.

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    Box2019-07-02
  5. "Great culture, great people."

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    Current Employee - Director in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Box full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Boxers walk the talk and live Box values, from the top down.

    Cons

    They look after their people but they don’t throw cash around on excessive benefits.

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    Box2019-02-07
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Awesome company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Director in Los Altos, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Box full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fast moving and innovative with lots to do. Great perks with the usual free lunch, snacks and shuttle. Rapid expansion leaves plenty of room to grow your career.

    Cons

    Sometimes the pace is a little too fast combined with short term thinking. There is a big clash between the pure startup mentality people and corporate people that are being brought in which can be unproductive. While moving 'fast' decision making can be rather slow as you need way too many people in on the decision.

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    Box2014-09-16
  7. Helpful (16)

    "All that glitters is not gold"

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    Former Employee - Director of Strategic Marketing in Los Altos, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Box full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good product. Company addressing a large market opportunity. Potentially, a future platform play. Some good folks working there too (platform, recruiting, customer success). Fun, youngish, sometimes borderline silly culture.

    Cons

    Getting very fat at the top. The company has too many VP's and above, enjoying rich compensation, which weighs down on the P&L. Sales, Biz Dev, Marketing,..you name it. Levie is too inexperienced and all over the map. Levin delegates down and manages up. Others have been there too long (grandfathered in despite their incompetency) or simply are playing politics as the company grows. None of the senior exec staff took responsibility for mistakes in timing and content on the S-1, rather focus on firing under the table and trimming, which is not a good sign long-term. Many customers state that they are now using Box just as cloud storage, which is a commodity. The company may see churn increase.

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    Box2014-07-31
  8. "There's something special about Box"

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    Current Employee - Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Box full-time

    Pros

    Culture of winning Executive vision is strong Flat organization structure means everyone has an impact Diverse workplace with strong Employee Resource Groups

    Cons

    Stock price has been shaky Some recent management turnover

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    Box2020-01-27
  9. "Company Culture First"

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    Current Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Box full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    CEO - approachable, inspirational, helpful, innovative Company Culture First - really feel like part of the Boxer family, not just a number Life at Box (start up atmosphere) - lots of cool things to do Benefits - Great offices, generous packages, feel rewarded, extra curricular activities Team members (best & brightest minds) - passionate, kind, motivating people Work Life//Balance - ability to manage your schedule your way and work from home flexibility New CCM Strategy very solid, good direction

    Cons

    Excessive bureaucracy. Lots of process. Slow to make decisions and changes. HQ disconnect from other offices. Risk averse, lack of investment ahead of the curve (with the exception of the product build team).

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    Box2019-08-19
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Top marks for Box"

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    Current Employee - Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Box full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A creative, inspiring company, Box is a place where you can do your best work. Employees are encouraged to take big risks, celebrate and learn from failure and have great pride in their work. Since all employees are share holders, there is a sense of ownership which permeates throughout the organisation - top to bottom. The culture is genuine and fun - and not *enforced fun* that you often see at large organisations. The executive leaders are authentic, approachable and motivating. You can book time with literally anyone in the organisation and your voice is heard. Since it's a meritocracy, the best ideas float to the surface regardless of position or time served at Box. And because the leadership team is accessible, it's easy to get your good idea on the roadmap. The roll-out of the DACI model for making decisions means it's obvious who has the final say; regular hackathons encourage innovation from all areas of the business; and the weekly all-hands tells employees where we are against plan. And thanks to OKRs (KPI measurement tool), it's clear what everyone is working on and what the priorities for the quarter are across the org. All of these good practices make Box a great place to work. And given where the Cloud Content Management market is heading, Box has set itself up very well to hire and retain the best talent to capture a decent part of the market in Europe.

    Cons

    Working in a remote office takes longer to get decisions given the time-zone conflicts. And it's easy to fall out the loop with core HQ teams.

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    Box2017-05-16
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