Dropbox Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2020

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Dropbox Founder and CEO Drew Houston
Drew Houston
355 Ratings
Pros
  • "extremely good work life balance(in 40 reviews)

  • "It has always been amazing to work for a good company and surrounded but smart people(in 38 reviews)

Cons
  • "Growing pains and multiple organizational changes post-IPO(in 34 reviews)

  • "No work-life balance, especially if you have kids; the culture is mostly young people recently out of school (0-2 yrs of work experience)(in 20 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (1)

    "Definitely feel spoiled working here"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dropbox full-time

    Pros

    - World class food (among the best in the Bay Area) - Competitive compensation - Top in class benefits - Good work culture (working with amazing people, both intellectually and on a personal level)

    Cons

    - High expectations, need to work really hard to stay afloat - As growth has slowed, we've needed to be more thoughtful in how we spend, but still manage to focus on the employees - I've personally grown numb to several things working here, especially the quality of the food. We're definitely spoiled

    Dropbox Response

    April 29, 2020Talent Brand Team

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We appreciate your feedback and cant wait until we’re back in the office enjoying that delish Tuck Shop food!

  2. COVID-19

    "Always evolving, always improving, always caring"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - People Ops in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dropbox full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I've been at Dropbox for over four years - this review is long overdue! *COVID Support* I can't flesh out details, but I've personally felt supported by my manager, colleagues, and all of Dropbox leadership during this challenging time. Though I don't know what it's like to be a working parent right now, I see so much support at every level of the organization for all employees. This is made possible by many things and in large part the culture of trust (see below) *Culture of Trust* There's a culture of trust among managers and individual contributors. I've consistently seen teams where managers empower individual contributors and vice versa. This may not be a universal experience (cause I don't interact with every team at the company), but I can confidently say that there's a support structure in place at the leadership and programmatic level to facilitate this trust. *Mission & Values-Driven Company* We've come a long way as a company to find our niche. Dropbox has become so much more than just a cloud filesharing company, and our mission and values are personally very motivating. I've worked at companies where the mission and values were not as focal, and it makes a world of difference in how people work together towards common goals. *Perks & Work/Life Balance* A lot has already said on this topic... can attest that the perks are good and work/life balance is good, ceteris paribus

    Cons

    To hopefully ensure my post's credibility, I boldly flesh out some cons! I will temper this section by saying that you would be hard-pressed to find a company of Dropbox's side where these aren't challenges. *Structure Changes* I've come to expect this! If you're like me, these changes keep things exciting + interesting. If you're someone who enjoys years and years of zero structural changes and years of the same kind / scope of work, this might be a con of working here. *Diversity* Our diversity report is public - look it up if you're inclined. It's something that Dropbox is always trying to be better at and not only meet the bar relative to other companies, but Dropbox is trying to raise the bar. Personally I am optimistic that we will do better in the near future, as our leadership team champions diversity commitments and they are supported by a receptive employee population and a fantastic team of Diversity & Inclusion practitioners. *Commute* (pre/post covid) Office location is not ideal from a commute perspective -- however, this is offset by some perks we have for ridesharing / commuter benefits. [COVID PRO: commute time == 0]

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  3. "FLOW"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dropbox full-time

    Pros

    Its the feeling of getting things done faster smoother. And before time. So I'm ready I very gud at getting others in ghe name. And to the guys the say dont work hard ? Let's show them with the right motivation! Ya!

    Cons

    To come up with the next hot way of getting what we do to everyone in the world. Now that is going to be great 👍

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  4. "Perfect"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Senior Data Scientist in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Dropbox full-time

    Pros

    Good Place to be, Nice and helpful staff

    Cons

    Timings get stretched some times

  5. "Great culture and perks"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Dropbox full-time

    Pros

    great team culture and perks, strong benefits

    Cons

    month end reporting process was not cohesive amongst finance, tax, and accounting orgs

  6. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Dropboxer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dropbox full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -some of the brightest people you'll ever work with -opportunities for growth -great culture and work life balance -leadership goes above and beyond to make work human

    Cons

    -no major cons that are worth mentioning. any bad experiences that i've heard of have been either interpersonal and anecdotal or very specific to an individual's career goals and not a Dropbox company issue

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  7. "What a place to work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Dropbox full-time

    Pros

    Excellent and Professional place to work

    Cons

    Can not think of any cons

  8. "Awesome culture"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Site Reliability Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very good work culture Tech stack good in some areas

    Cons

    Tech Debt Slow to make changes

  9. Helpful (6)

    "Bro's Club"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Dropbox full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Most co-workers are great, even if they are very cliquey

    Cons

    -"Bro's club" culture across most orgs, but especially around engineering, recruiting and sales. -No product vision, no one knows what the "new Dropbox" is. -Lots of tech debt -A lot of lip service around values and DEI (metrics on these are mentioned in every company meeting) but no actions taken to make changes in these areas. -People are complacent

  10. "Good Place To Work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great People. Good culture. Tuck shop is great!

    Cons

    Sometimes the tech stack is wonkier than you'd think.

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