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"Gilded Age"

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Former Employee - Sales in Los Altos, CA
Former Employee - Sales in Los Altos, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Box full-time (More than a year)

Pros

- Young start up atmosphere
- Close to IPO
- Awesome building interior
- Discounted Gym Membership
- Not too terrible of a product

Cons

- Complete atmosphere 360! Back in Palo Alto were the good old days when we were working together and felt passionate about the company...since the move to Los Altos it was all down hill from there
- Passive aggressive upper management. If you want to send a message to the team don't college roommate status write a note on your window by your desk.
- Lack of any job growth or promotions
- VERY POLITICAL especially for such a young company
- Everyone talks about how much they want to get out of the company which brings down the work moral

Advice to Management

Work on hiring within the company and having a new VP bring in his/her good old crowd from their previous company.

Too many dissatisfied employees. It's a shame, Box had so much potential but has a terrible reputation in the Silicon Valley

Other Employee Reviews for Box

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Exciting, challenging work with lots of opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Altos, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Altos, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I absolutely love this company.

    - They've done an amazing job hiring people who are not only incredibly talented but also a blast to work with. The culture is focused and supportive.
    - If you have the ambition, there are opportunities to match it. I've seen people make entire careers here in the span of a couple years.
    - Empowering management style. You're trusted to exercise good judgment and make your own decisions.
    - Experienced senior staff. SVP Engineering ran Google Apps for several years and is extremely sharp.

    Cons

    - The company is growing extremely fast, so occasionally people get moved into leadership positions who shouldn't have been and it takes too long to move them out.
    - While people are empowered, they aren't always held accountable. The company has some growing up to do in that sense.
    - There is a lot of technical debt which can be pretty frustrating at times (but also means that most things are getting rewritten, which can be quite fun to do).

    Advice to Management

    - Act more quickly with poor performers in management.
    - Hold people accountable for their work.


  2. Helpful (10)

    "Contractor"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Los Altos, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Los Altos, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Box as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Up-and-coming tech company
    Fun startup atmosphere

    Cons

    Contractors at Box not treated the way contractors should be - a contractor legally should not be held to the same terms that a full-time employee is, i.e., you should be allowed to work from home, set your own hours, etc. Box treats their contractors like any other full-time employee, but deny them the benefits that come with full time employment.
    Furthermore, many of the contractors have been at the company for over a year, or multiple years. If someone is skilled enough to do the work of any other regular employee, Box should not be able to keep people as contractors simply because it is a better deal for them.
    They also do not pay contractors overtime.

    Advice to Management

    The way you are using contractors is legally wrong and morally wrong. If someone is skilled enough to do the job of a full-time employee, you should hire them as a full-time employee. It is wrong to deny someone full-time employment because you can get them for a better deal. You are also walking the line of legal wrong-doing here.

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