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Updated March 25, 2017
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Box Co-founder & CEO Aaron Levie
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Pros
  • Flexible schedules, high salaries, unlimited vacation, free food and shuttles (in 23 reviews)

  • Great culture, great management and fantastic HQ (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • in "adolescent" period in the corporate sense, still having a few growing pains (in 11 reviews)

  • on some teams, there is a little less room for career growth due to structure requirements (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Hope to stay here much longer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Outside Business Representative in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Outside Business Representative in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Box full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - support from everyone
    - very collaborative
    - transparency
    - work/life balance
    - incredibly smart people
    - career path marked out, they want you to grow

    Cons

    no maktching 401k, but overall great benefits

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up, you guys rock


  2. "Account Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Box full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture and the pay is great

    Cons

    No cons right now for me

    Advice to Management

    Let be profitable as quickly as possible


  3. "Amazing place to work!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Box full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great work culture. Fun, open, energetic. Truly believes in work hard party harder
    - Opportunity to work with some of the best minds in the valley.
    - People are humble and ready to help you and discuss your ideas.
    - The company values diversity and truly upholds your individuality. You are encouraged to be yourself whatever that may be.
    - The company is at a juncture where you can have a lot of impact if your wanted to make your mark.
    - Aaron is one of the most energetic and fun CEO you will ever meet. He is truly involved in the day to day working of the company.

    Cons

    - You are expected to get stuff done. That sometimes may involve working long hours.
    - No 401k (yet)

    Advice to Management

    You have built an amazing work environment when intellectual individuals can truly thrive. Please continue to preserve this as the company grows.


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  5. "Good upside ruined..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Box full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Box has good work life balance, okay pay, and is generally a decent job for the valley.

    Cons

    No direction in product or engineering during the time I was there. Huge turnover which was shocking since the general work-life is really good. A lot of the higher ranked people are more interested in self-preservation than results. Very non-result oriented promotion rubric which leads to a lot of bad senior leadership who then invent a new rubric.

    Advice to Management

    Consider putting in some actual KPI's for teams and let go some of the old timers.


  6. "Incredible working environment with exciting opportunities to learn and grow."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Supportive culture for risk taking, collaborative style, energizing work environment, and growing market opportunity.

    Cons

    Company is growing quickly and still fixing challenges that come with growing super quickly.


  7. "Terrible experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Outbound Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Outbound Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Box full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, great overall culture- terrible sales team experience.

    Cons

    Terrible middle management, no personal development.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on personal development and feedback.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Great Company, OK team"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Box full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Box is a wonderful company. There are amazing people that work here and I don't have a single doubt in my mind that Box will continue to become a large and successful Silicon Valley company. I've never come across a company with such a positive work culture, with so many like-minded passionate individuals, and with a meaningful purpose-driven mission to change the world. Aaron Levie is a unique character and it is no surprise Box is where it is at today because of him. Will be exciting to follow the ongoing journey of Box in the years to come.

    Cons

    They say people don't leave companies, they leave managers. And I'd have to truthfully admit that. Don't get me wrong, my manager was a wonderful person and genuinely tried his best to make my experience at Box one of the greatest (he really is a beautiful individual), but it was also his major gap as a leader. His focus was lost in a myriad of efforts to make Box great as a whole, but I think he lost sight on what it took to build the individuals that worked directly for him. From what I understand from individuals that worked for him in the past, it was for the same reason why they also moved on to other teams or companies. But this is quite common for leaders when they've only been at one company their entire career. Lack of experience generally.

    Advice to Management

    Be wary of individuals and leaders in the organization that have worked there for a long time and explore ways to broaden their experience. Although it is great to retain internal talent, it can also have dire and negative consequences to a fast growing company if they lack the broad and deep experience to navigate the diversity and constant change in the workplace, more importantly - leaders lacking the experience to motivate, develop, and inspire people. But I'm sure my old boss will get it one day. Just not sure at Box.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Incredible Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Box full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Very smart people
    - Amazing product with very happy customers
    - Great resources

    Cons

    - Enterprise Content Management is a highly competitive, crowded space

    Advice to Management

    - Keep pushing the product team to innovate


  10. "Incredible growth opportunity!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Premier Services in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Premier Services in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Box full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Extremely collaborative teams, everyone is here to help you and ensure you are successful. Box takes career development very seriously and sees each employee as an investment.

    Cons

    No cons other than commuting to work but Box completely covers this cost if you take bus/caltrain.


  11. "So far so good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Box full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    + Great Perks - Fully loaded kitched of snacks all day, free lunch and dinner, great stock options, monthly phone and gym reimbursment, free caltrain pass, private parking garage for Box employees only, good medical, unlimited time off and a lot more I can't remember. Too many perks!
    +Great Culture - very friendly smart people - (I can speak for Sales and Marketing)
    +Room to grow and LEARN A LOT! Its a really big company so you learn something new everyday, which is awesome.
    + I love that the CEO has a great sense of humor - that really sets the tone for the company as a whole

    Cons

    -No 401K - they said it is in the works
    - Can get crazy busy sometimes, but don't all jobs
    - Getting too crowded and to many changes with all the new hires - you have to keep up

    Advice to Management

    - Everybody's manager is different - so I can't really speak for everyone
    One advice - be courteous to your support staff - if you have negative feedback also have positive ones too. Lets keep a good balance to keep your staff motivated.
    - Maybe have training for Senior managers on good practices and leadership skills



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