Enterprise Account Manager (Former Employee) – New York, NY – September 5, 2018
Dropbox is a great company with many perks and a lot of smart people. Middle management is relatively young and inexperienced. Enterprise sales strategy is evolving and as a result compensation and quotas may not necessarily be realistic. The majority of revenue is generated via direct to consumer marketing efforts and enterprise sales doesn't receive the same attention.
Line Cook (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – February 1, 2019
I Loved it , however I had a death in the family and couldn't go back to San Francisco. And there are still open positions. Dropbox Chef's are very keen on who they employ, one must be skilled and possess a very Professional Attitude at all time. Which is always to be projected at all times.
Senior Data Scientist (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – November 29, 2018
People here are smart and experienced. You can learn a lot from them. Company has clear strategy and vision and keeps pushing for innovation. Product is market leader and has high quality compare to competitors.
Rather not say (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – June 4, 2018
The company doesn't walk the talk. They say all the right things during the interview process and have a very welcoming on-boarding; however, once within the company too many legacy people have control that limits change, scale and growth.
I have seen many people, especially senior level, come in eager and excited only to be told not to overstep in areas that are cross functional in nature. The very people meant to move the business forward are the ones that are holding it back. Governance, controls and standards are needed but resisted by those that are abusing the level of their authority and the co-founders are so blind to it all.
Channel Partner Account Manager (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – November 2, 2017
While Dropbox tries to maintain a positive culture for the people, the management is living in the cloud without a sense of direction. They change direction multiple times then blame the employee for not attaining results. They don't truly care about the people and take the time to listen to them.
no direction, not caring about the customer, "we are the best" mentality with no remorse for reality of businesses
Recruiter (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – August 13, 2017
I was ridiculously excited to start working here as I've been a fan of the company for a long time. As the months wore on, it became painfully clear that the leadership was severely lacking in knowing how to properly execute the running of a company. They are great with building the product, and the product itself is much better than the current competition, but without the leadership in place I fear that the competition will quickly be able to surpass us in our overall goals. Management is inexperienced, young and so sure in their abilities that they think things are fine the way that they are. Most of the management in place has grown with the company, so they are young and have never really worked outside of Dropbox or any company larger than 1,000 people. This seeps out in the disorganization across the orgs and in being able to hire the right talent.
Free lunches & snacks, gym onsite in SF, great benefits
Fun place to work, lack of vision and organization from management
Anonymous (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – June 18, 2017
Great place to work in terms of people/work life balance, and benefits. However, management has no vision for the company and the company grew so fast that it lacks many internal processes and structure.
Also, many people don't work hard enough and 90% of work is done by 10% of people.
Business role (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – October 25, 2016
Dropbox is a decade old "startup" that has yet to make a clear profit. Benefits and pay are competitive for SF. Workloads are high as many people leaders are not competent at managing others. The most enjoyable part of the job is working with smart people. The hardest part of the job is taking some executives seriously that have no business managing other people. The HBO series "Silicon Valley" should do a future season based on this company.
I love the culture Dropbox created. The people are the nicest group of folks I've ever worked with and they were one of my favorite things about the company. The work life balance and loved the food were pluses too!
Security Specialist (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – August 13, 2015
The perks of the job are way better than the job itself. Being security there can be boring if you're not the favorite of the supervisor. Work loads are Not evenly distributed. There's no room for advancement and no guarantees to anything promised. But the Benefits are awesome and its definitely worth it not having to buy or bring lunch everyday.
Free meals, snacks, and computer accessories, healthcare, pay rate
Accounts Payable Specialist (Former Employee) – San Francisco – December 2, 2014
Dropbox was behind on invoice processing so brought in 3 temps to catch up, using NetSuite software. They also use their own software for email management; and also Zendesk for task management. That was new to me, so was a good learning experience. They have a very young group at Dropbox, so wasn't as professional as I'm used to. My manager was very supportive and always available for any questions or suggestions on process improvements.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday. Snacks all over the place. Lively group.