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Updated May 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexible schedules, high salaries, unlimited vacation, free food and shuttles (in 23 reviews)

  • I may miss out on the awesome lunches at HQ, but I make up for it in work / life balance (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Employees need to be careful not to let the excitement of the place interfere with their work-life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • in "adolescent" period in the corporate sense, still having a few growing pains (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "Enterprise Account Executive"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, competitive pay, fast paced environment with solid leadership that is open to listening to employees to improve work experience. Everyone from CEO on down are willing to get involved in your deals to ensure you're successful. Truly a great place to work.

    Cons

    We are still growing at a rapid pace which brings its own set of challenges but compared to working at a large company, this is a far better experience. Some of the promotion paths are strict-- meaning reps need to be promoted to specific roles first before moving on to the next even when they are more qualified than outside candidates for open position.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, stay focused on maintaining our culture as we continue to grow. Adjust quotas based off of territory not a standard quota for every rep on the team.


  2. "My Wife Hates Box"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - A place you're always eager to come to
    - Filled with amazing people of diversity and talent
    - Solid company strategy and direction
    - Development and the pursuit of progressive opportunities continually pushed across the entire company
    - A spirit of always wanting to make Box continually better
    - Meaningful work a plenty

    Cons

    - A fear that this type of place in Silicon Valley won't last forever ( I can't see myself anywhere else after close to 20 years working in Tech)
    - I have to hide the fact I love my job at Box because the last time I shared this with my wife, she started thinking I didn't love her anymore and we got into a huge argument. For now on, I'm going to tell her Box stresses me out, they work me to death, my work has no meaning, and all the people here are not the greatest people I've ever worked with in my life.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to emphasize our core values, develop your employees, and never forget the reasons why all of us Box love it here so much. Why did it take almost two decades to find this place?


  3. "Software Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - 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

    The company values your work and good compensation

    Cons

    There is no 401k match


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  5. "Shared Passion and Strong Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enterprise Sales in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Enterprise Sales in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A genuine focus on strong culture
    Sense of ownership among employees means everyone is driven to help eachother
    A clear and focused vision for the future
    Incredible leadership quality
    Epic pay
    great RSU and ESPP (Stock plans)

    Cons

    i'll have to update my review when i come across one.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the focus on strong culture even as we grow.


  6. "Very good work culture"

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    • 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

    Fun to work. Nice people who care. Very open cukture. Green field project.

    Cons

    Post-ipo so less chance of making it big. Frugal company in a few parameters. Average food.

    Advice to Management

    Grant stock bonus.


  7. "Box is a great place to work for!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Finance in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture is amazing! There are happy hours, the ability to work from home, the employees are really sharp and friendly. Management listens to concerns and does their very best to address them.

    Cons

    The only con is that it could be more diverse like all of tech. There aren't very many people of color but everyone treats each other with respect so it makes it a lot better.


  8. "Amazing work environment - even better product!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The biggest pro is the work culture and the people you get to work with - everyone is brilliant and open to new ideas/innovation. The product itself is constantly innovating with the ever-changing tech environment. The benefits and perks are top notch.

    Cons

    No 401k match at this point in time since Box is still a young and growing company.

    Advice to Management

    As Box grows, there are definitely some processes that could be streamlined within the business to become a more scalable organization as we grow.


  9. "Amazing Work Environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, leadership, people, career advancement, product

    Cons

    There are some growing pains, but luckily culture has not been sacrificed.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to empower and support your teams.


  10. "Great place to launch your career!"

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

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

    Pros

    - Fantastic culture
    - Very easy to see your impact and the importance of your contributions
    - Team oriented and collaborative atmosphere
    - Incredible and industry leading product
    - Best in class executive leadership
    - Talented coworkers

    Cons

    - Lack of process can sometimes be frustrating

    Advice to Management

    - Add a little more structure to help remove obstacles (this is definitely the direction we are heading to, though!)


  11. "Fantastic Founders and Leadership...and Great Solution"

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

    I worked at Box full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Super dynamic and Aaron Levie is wonderful...Definitely changing the world when it comes to Cloud Storage.

    Cons

    No downsides. Great People...Great Product...and Great Energy!

    Advice to Management

    Just keep hiring the best and building the best enterprise cloud storage.


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