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Seasoned Sales Reps Beware
Enterprise Account Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 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.
Pros
Free food. Great onsite chef in San Francisco HQ.
Cons
Young managers.
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Dropbox Sales
Account Executive - Promotion (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CADecember 15, 2018
The people make the company worth wild. Dropbox has done a tremendous job cultivating a culture that gets you excited to come to work everyday. That, plus they have the best food ever!
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Fun to boring
Operations Associate (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CANovember 18, 2018
Dropbox was a fun company to work for pre-IPO because the company would invest with the employees. Happy hour on Fridays are always fun. After IPO the culture at Dropbox seemed lost.
Pros
Food
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Young Company Poor Management
Sales (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXApril 5, 2018
Opportunities for Advancement were very limited. Management was young and largely unable to help develop talent. Food perks and benefits were the highlight of the experience.
Pros
Free food
Cons
learning and advancment
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To many contracts jobs and less full time opportunities
Accounts Payable Specialist (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJanuary 27, 2019
Not a lot of opportunities for contractors working at Dropbox HQ. Company seems to hired workforce out of the country and less opportunities USA wkrs.
Pros
Great company perks such as free meals
Cons
Lock of full time opportunities for contractos at Dropbox
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Very Beautiful Place to Be Employed
Line Cook (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAFebruary 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.
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Fun place to work
Senior Data Scientist (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CANovember 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.
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Culture and control issues
Rather not say (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJune 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.
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Not a really good company to work for
Service Desk Associate (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXMay 16, 2018
No room for growth, they promise something and never follow through, managers are always on top of you. would not recommend working there, if you management always on top of you its fine.
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No strategic alignment, political management game
Channel Partner Account Manager (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CANovember 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.
Pros
amazing food
Cons
no direction, not caring about the customer, "we are the best" mentality with no remorse for reality of businesses
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Disorganized & Inexperienced Management
Recruiter (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAAugust 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.
Pros
Free lunches & snacks, gym onsite in SF, great benefits
Cons
Disorganized & ineffective management/leadership
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Fun place to work, lack of vision and organization from management
Anonymous (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJune 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.
Pros
people and benefits
Cons
management
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PC Culture Gone Wild
Business role (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAOctober 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.
Pros
Compensation
Cons
Hyper PC culture
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Great Place
Sr. Recruiter (Contractor) (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXNovember 19, 2017
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!
Pros
People, food, culture
Cons
not enough FT work
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good culture
Summer intern (Former Employee) –  DublinFebruary 14, 2018
really liked the culture and the people i worked with, only thing is the dublin office is just one big sales office whcih does not offer any challenging roles
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Ok place to work
Security Specialist (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAAugust 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.
Pros
Free meals, snacks, and computer accessories, healthcare, pay rate
Cons
short breaks, if at all
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Good benefits - but not much else
Finance (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAFebruary 23, 2017
If you don't have any kids or commitment to family life, this place is perfect for you: free breakfast, lunch, and dinner, in exchange for pouring in hours of hard work with little to no recognition.
Pros
free breakfast, lunch, dinner, and sweatshirts
Cons
long hours, clique-culture
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Great place to grow your career
People Team Strategy and Operations (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAFebruary 27, 2017
Dropbox allows employees to tackle new challenges and grow in their career - all while working with amazing people and soaking up a great culture.
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Great place to work
Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJune 21, 2014
At Dropbox, there are a lot of really smart people tackling interesting problems.

The compensation is great, the food is better than a majority of restaurants, and management trusts you to figure out how to get your work done.
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Fun workplace, lots of food and toys.
Accounts Payable Specialist (Former Employee) –  San FranciscoDecember 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.
Pros
Breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday. Snacks all over the place. Lively group.
Cons
Workload was light for my experience.
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