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Updated Jan 15, 2020

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Box Co-founder & CEO Aaron Levie
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4 Ratings
  1. Helpful (4)

    "Great Mission, Great Culture"

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    Product Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Box

    Pros

    - Really smart people all over the company that are trying to do the right thing - Considerate management team (low tolerance for cruel management styles) - Very inclusive and accepting work environment (women, minorities, parents, LGBT, etc...) - In a transformational moment for the company given it's stage so there's a lot of opportunity to make a great impact - Benefits of a stable company, but moves fast and continues to have a start up feel and velocity - As fair as a company can be around promotion cases (a great deal of energy is spent in this area) - The company is moving into a new office which will finally relieve the cramped work spaces, lack of parking and terrible food situation

    Cons

    - Not all teams within the company have the same culture - Questions and frustrations around performance of the executive staff - It's hard to tell when the stock will turn around

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    Box2015-11-03
  2. "Great!"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager 

    I worked at Box full-time

    Pros

    Box was a great place to work. Strong leadership. Interesting projects.

    Cons

    Middle management does not always provide clear direction.

    Box2020-01-15
  3. Helpful (8)

    "So you want to be a PM at Box? Please read."

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You'll learn a ton and have so much scope - scope that you're probably going to be scared to take on, and no one will fight you for it. When I first joined, this was my dream! Read: Big Tech PMs and MBA grads, this could be an interesting opportunity for you. Some other benefits include Caltrain commuter benefits (Box is located in downtown Redwood City right above the train), and like most tech companies we have snacks and an in-building cafeteria and coffee bar.

    Cons

    Product strategy is clear, but questionable. The way that products are shipped at Box always involves at least 3-4 scrum teams to ship 1 thing so naturally, shipping takes a long, long time, if it happens at all. Urgent customer requests come in constantly at a rate that the teams are unable to ship. PMs have a lot of scope, but very limited impact, so unsurprisingly, the PM org goes through a lot of burn out and churn. PMs are then expected to fill in the gaps, which are massive due to limited to no resourcing across design, user research, and analytics. There's an overall sense of nepotism at the leadership level and leadership continuously hires more Director-level PMs to do IC work, because there aren't enough PMs to do all the work. And to boot, no 401k matching, compensation is lukewarm, no bonuses for PMs under Director level, and no stock refresh until your 2nd year.

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    Box2019-09-06
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Good company with limited upside"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager 

    I have been working at Box full-time

    Pros

    Nice 'starter' tech company with good place to learn how to work in tech

    Cons

    Should leave due to limited upside

    Box2019-04-12
  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Box full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, focus on developing talent, lots of responsibility and opportunity ownership if you're up for it

    Cons

    Focus is spread across multiple areas

    Box2017-08-01
  6. Helpful (5)

    "Great balance between fun and impact"

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

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

    Pros

    --Amazingly fun people --Challenging work --Pushes you to be your best --Leadership cares so much about out satisfaction

    Cons

    The landscape is super competitive which can pull us in so many different directions at any given time. It's part of what's fun about working with Box - we're serving so many different needs at any given time, but it can also be overwhelming.

    Box2015-02-10
  7. Helpful (15)

    "Incredible culture, nice people"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Los Altos, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really great people to work with. Incredible lower level management and amazing Exec staff with great vision, guidance, accessibility. Generally way more mobility than almost any other tech company. Tired of sales, try operations. Tired of CS, try product. Moving is hard but DOABLE

    Cons

    A million VPs. Everyone's a VP. And it goes to their head. While lower management and exec staff is great, department heads lack true knowledge of the details and it shows in their delivery and calling out people as scapegoats when they have no idea what is going on.

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    Box2014-10-16

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