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"Hot or Not"

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Current Employee - OBR in Los Altos, CA
Current Employee - OBR in Los Altos, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Quickly growing organization. Great Product, Great executive level leadership

Cons

cultural transitional period. Treading a fine line between being an employee and being a number.

Career development is lacking, and work effort is not recognized or rewarded

Other Employee Reviews for Box

  1. Helpful (22)

    "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


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Exciting, challenging work with lots of opportunities"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • 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.

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