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Box Reviews

Updated September 19, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great work life balance, depending on your team" (in 21 reviews)

  • "Great culture, almost everyone is awesome to work with" (in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • "Strong challenge day to day that can cut into work life balance if you lack on time management - generally not an issue" (in 8 reviews)

  • "There are some growing pains, but luckily culture has not been sacrificed" (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (11)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great culture, almost everyone is awesome to work with
    -The perks are top notch (unlimited PTO, free lunch, free snacks, good benefits etc)
    -Management team has superb vision
    -Company is doing well and in a great place to take the ECM market
    -Aaron is a truly incredible person that I believe will lead the company to great places
    -I have never felt the need to write a glassdoor review for any company I've worked for until I came to Box. It's that great.

    Cons

    -As Box grows it becomes harder for everyone to buy into the culture set by our CEO. Especially for hires that are older and from different backgrounds. I would caution candidates that aren't looking for a start-up culture even though Box is well beyond start-up stage.
    -Honestly not that many cons come to mind. Couldn't recommend it more.


  2. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Box full-time

    Pros

    Great Culture emphasizes diversity and inclusion. Great Work-Life Balance. Devoid of Politics

    Cons

    Things do no move as quickly as they should.

  3. "AE"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Box full-time

    Pros

    Unbelievable culture and support with a market leading product - highly recommend!

    Cons

    Can't think of any - best company I've worked at


  4. "Account executive, emerging market"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work environment. Fun culture

    Cons

    Territories change often. Have to be open to change.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  5. "Box review"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Great food. Great location

    Cons

    When I joined Box there was a very high level of autonomy given to each engineer. Engineering culture was great. Over time i've seen Box grow more bureaucratic and the engineering culture decay. I think the engineering culture is still good, but it has gotten worse.


  6. "Company culture and overall impressions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Box full-time

    Pros

    the people, the benefits, and the growth opportunities

    Cons

    Can be difficult to maneuver into a different role or team


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Too Young For It's Own Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Box full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    * Top level leadership (Aaron & Dylan) are genuinely good human beings that seem to care quite a bit about their employee base.
    * Product/Platform seem to be on the right track.
    * Compensation is aggressive (in spots)
    * The company is filled (in spots) with some amazing people

    Cons

    * Lower and middle management is filled with clueless, self-entitled, junior-level "leaders".
    * A ridiculous amount of thrash in different spots of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to be "young and hip". There are going to be times when a tenured, seasoned leader is needed to run pieces of the business. Promoting internal mobility at the expense of the company's well-being, doesn't make much sense.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture and people to work with"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Box full-time

    Pros

    Culture, work/life balance, people, free food, good benefits

    Cons

    Entry level salaries are not great, but mid level and senior roles catch up quikly


  9. "Great company"

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

    I have been working at Box full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company, solving challenging problems.

    Cons

    Product needs to innovate at a faster pace.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "The people make the difference"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - 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 people at Box consistently make my day better.

    I've been working in the tech industry since 1988. I have never, in my entire career, worked at a company that has better people. I think this is for a few reasons, but the biggest seems to be (as one senior manager told me) "We don't hire brilliant xyzholes". Every time I ask the wrong team for help, they do everything they can to help me, and find the right place for me to get additional assistance. I have yet to think to myself "Ok, now I've found the jerk..."

    Add to that that Box LAVISHES their employees- The cafeteria is amazing, the cafe makes a killer mocha, management has their heads screwed on right and "gets it". Aaron Levi consistently says things that are both insightful and shows that he knows what he's doing. Of all the places I've ever worked (and there have been a lot of them, I've worked for some profoundly dysfunctional organizations- lookin' at you eBay), this is the one place that I can honestly say that if you have the opportunity to work here, you should grab it.

    Cons

    Some growing pains, but truthfully nothing unexpected.

    They don't have peanut M&Ms in the kitchens anymore, but the variety of snacks (and benefits) is still nothing short of amazing.

    Advice to Management

    Don't change.
    Seriously, please don't change. I love it here.


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