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4.3
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Dropbox CEO Drew Houston
Drew Houston
294 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work life balance is a top priority(in 21 reviews)

  • "Smart people to challenge your thinking if you are looking for constructive feedback(in 34 reviews)

Cons
  • "I found the work/life balance really bad(in 16 reviews)

  • "Growing pains as the company grows from a small, agile startup to something bigger that needs more process(in 32 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    The Best Company to Work For

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

    I have been working at Dropbox full-time

    Pros

    - Company Benefits: commuter benefits, free food (amazing!), health care (paid for by company), events that get everyone together, gym (and wellness subsidies), unlimited vacation, I could go on! - Culture (most leaders lead by example, everyone is super polite, people try to live the company values): I would say the best co-workers I've ever had. I love this people. They've become friends rather than colleagues. -...

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    Cons

    So why not 5 stars, you ask? Like others have mentioned, the company is growing, and with that come growing pains. They need to establish more processes to add the discipline needed with a big company. We don't want bureaucracy, but in big companies, unfortunately that's needed. We sometimes hire leaders that talk a big game, but when it comes down to it, don't know how to execute. So it's a matter of finding our pace.

    Advice to Management

    Don't get blinded by "glitzzy" candidates. Look for style & substance. Don't be afraid to establish processes that will help us remain disciplined and accountable. Set a direction and stick to it.

    Dropbox Response

    February 7, 2019Talent Brand Team

    Wow! Thanks so much for writing a review, and for your kinds words. So glad to hear you’re enjoying your time at Dropbox. We take pride in taking care of our employees and making them feel comfortable, so they can focus on the challenges and coming up with creative solutions. We also ...

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  2. Amazing place to work

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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dropbox for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Smart people, great perks, mission driven, interesting engineering problems.

    Cons

    No real cons that I can think of other than they're in a very competitive space.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Large Company with large company strengths and weaknesses

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

    I have been working at Dropbox full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits Tuck Shop food is really good. The Wellness Benefit is large and you can use it on a very wide variety of equipment and services. Company matches donations up to a certain amount. Work Environment Newish building with many different work areas. Day to day functions are well organized so that you have relatively little administrative unpleasantness. An awesome Dropstop on every floor takes care of IT needs...

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    Cons

    Weak Strategic Thinking "Evolving" strategy as each year's strategy proved to not work. Each year's strategy is based on models of the industry where either the model is unconvincing or it is not at all clear why Dropbox's approach is the winning one. Passive Aggressive Culture People are always friendly face to face but beneath the veneer there is a lot of jockeying for power. Power distribution is evident when prizes...

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    Advice to Management

    Keep on acquiring companies.

  4. Helpful (1)

    Great work-life balance

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture. Leadership truly cares about employees Great comp, benefits, and perks (amazing food) Work-life balance. Work can be challenging at times, but not at the cost of personal life Great future outlook and amazing, smart coworkers

    Cons

    Startup growing pain Need to formalize processes and promote consistency Need to be able to make decisions fast

  5. Helpful (2)

    line cook at tuck shop

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    Current Employee - Line Cook in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dropbox full-time

    Pros

    the food is good and healthy

    Cons

    this is a good company to work for but the chef managers can be malicious and abusives creating a toxic work environment.

    Advice to Management

    pay attention to the employees no matter whats their position in a big company like this one because everyone is important.

  6. solid place to work

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Dropbox full-time

      Pros

      Tons of perks, and many smart people to work with.

      Cons

      If you don't use the product, it's hard to identify with as much as consumer software.

    • Helpful (1)

      Seems great thus far!

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

        I have been working at Dropbox full-time for more 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...

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        Cons

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

      • Helpful (1)

        I Love Dropbox!

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Dropbox full-time for more than 2 years

        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...

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        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!

        Dropbox Response

        February 1, 2019Talent Brand Team

        Thanks so much for the kind words : ) So glad to hear, that you’ve enjoyed your time with Dropbox!

      • Helpful (1)

        Work at Dropbox Seattle (growth org)

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

        I have been working at Dropbox full-time for more 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)

        Dropbox Response

        January 31, 2019

        Thanks for the review! Great to hear that you are enjoying your time at Dropbox! We really appreciate you taking the time to review working here. We know that as we continue to grow, things may not always be plain sailing and we are always on a path of learning!

      • Helpful (1)

        Great culture, great people

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        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.

        Dropbox Response

        January 31, 2019

        Wow, thank you so much for your kind words and for all the work you have done to date. Our aim is to make our employee feel empowered and armed with all the skills and tools they need to achieve great things! Our people are our biggest asset so we are thrilled you feel privileged ...

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