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Dropbox Reviews

Updated December 6, 2018
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Pros
  • "Work life balance is a top priority" (in 20 reviews)

  • "Smart people to challenge your thinking if you are looking for constructive feedback" (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • "Growing pains as the company grows from a small, agile startup to something bigger that needs more process" (in 31 reviews)

  • "I found the work/life balance really bad" (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (6)

    "Couldn't have made a better decision"

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

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

    Pros

    Smaller company, impact of my individual work is magnified. Collaboration between teams is amazing. The leads care about my growth and are providing learning opportunities on a everyday basis. The gym in SF is a perfect size. Only a 5 min walk from the train station. Work life balance is recognized by leadership.

    Cons

    The food is too good

    Dropbox Response

    Oct 25, 2018 – Talent Brand Team

    We appreciate the review and the kind words. You touched on a few things that excite us - growth and learning opportunities. Working to unleash each other's potential and bringing our best selves... More


  2. "I Love Dropbox!"

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

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

    Pros

    Our mission and product strive to create a more enlightened way of working and that is evident in all that we do. The people that work here at Dropbox are INCREDIBLE. Everyone is intelligent and willing to share their wisdom as well as receive tips and tricks from others. This is truly a collaborative environment where I learn something new everyday. The sky is the limit, you can pitch any idea or project to management to try out and they will work with you to perfect a pitch and get things done.
    Company culture and fun are next level! I bring friends to visit and they are always blown away by our events.
    Work life balance is a top priority.
    Inclusivity is top notch.
    We are a large name in tech, but with a smaller work force which creates a lot of opportunity for individuals/teams to make large impacts.

    Cons

    Not so much a con as it is a warning - Dropbox is a work environment that is ever changing and evolving. If you are someone that needs structure, strict rules, or a step by step guide to you job, this probably isn't the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Continue evolving, admitting mistakes and making changes, and keep up the great work!

  3. "Nice company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Tech Lead in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Staff Tech Lead in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The quality of the people here is pretty good! The tech culture is strong.

    Cons

    Work schedule is more intensive than big companies.


  4. "Seems great thus far!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Transparency is something that is great to see here - people are pretty open, willing to share information and willing to help you get acclimated. The tech culture seems somewhat mature but with a lot of room to grow as well, and no shortage of interesting problems still yet to solve, which can somewhat be an issue at a post-IPO company of this size. Ethically, this company seems to be in the right place and committed to doing the right thing - as opposed to the issues at other tech giants like Facebook, Google, Uber. Huge emphasis on security culture, which is excellent to see.

    Cons

    Food in New York isn't as good as the amazing Tuck Shop in the SF headquarters!


  5. "Work at Dropbox Seattle (growth org)"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong product offering, good culture, nice people, ambitious goals

    Cons

    A little turbulent times as the company matures (processes, tools, long-term planning)


  6. "BEST COMPANY EVER"

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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 Dropbox full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Cafeteria, people, CEOs, vision, values

    Cons

    There are really no cons from my experience.


  7. "Growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Incredibly smart, humble, motivated and fun people. Great food and company perks

    Cons

    Roles can be a bit ambiguous

  8. "Great culture, great people"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dropbox full-time

    Pros

    I have never worked for a company that cares so much for their employees. Dropbox offers an amazing setting to work and gives you all the tools you need to get your job done well. My co-workers and kind and respectful, and the company is self-reflective and ever-changing. I'm so proud to be a Dropboxer!

    Cons

    Decision making can be slow.


  9. "Pretty Darn Happy Here"

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    • 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 Dropbox full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, friendly people, supportive team, fun events, good compensation. Opportunity for growth and impact.

    Cons

    I'd rather be retired but, you know.


  10. "Salesfroce.com Administrator"

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

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

    Pros

    Company vision is outstanding and gears towards team work and respectfulness towards your fellow colleagues. The organization is very transparent and treats all employees well.

    Cons

    A little tough to navigate through on boarding as there is a lot of information to absorb in.