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Updated 16 February 2019
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Pros
  • "Work life balance is a top priority" (in 21 reviews)

  • "Smart people to challenge your thinking if you are looking for constructive feedback" (in 34 reviews)

Cons
  • "I found the work/life balance really bad" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Growing pains as the company grows from a small, agile startup to something bigger that needs more process" (in 32 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "The best place I have ever worked"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dropbox full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I love working with Dropbox. It's the first place I have worked where I truly have the autonomy to make decision that I think will make an impact. I get to work alongside some of the industries brightest minds and I am learning a ton. The office is out of this world, with a dedicated office team that go above and beyond and really "sweat the details". I am so glad I look the leap of faith to join the team as I am gaining the best experience possible in my field.

    Cons

    Working in tech it's par for the course that things change rapidly and it's the same at Dropbox ,however, great learnings can come from change and it's a crucial skill to be adaptable.

    Dropbox Response

    1 Feb 2019 – Talent Brand Team

    Thanks so much for your kind words! So excited to hear that you’ve been enjoying your time here, that you feel like you’ve been able to make impact and continue growing!


  2. "Fantastic culture, superb product"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Colleagues were mostly humble and high caliber, and it felt like we were part of a true team. Well run, very good product, true care for the employee. And then all the perks, amongst which the Tuck Shop stands out as the best food you can get out there in SF or Dublin. Unbelievable.

    Cons

    As company grows, more and more politics and red tape. Natural growth, it's hard to avoid... but we did lose the startup feeling along the way.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Culture and People!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dropbox full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Well organized, crazy office and benefits. The best place to work!

    Cons

    Growing pains as the company grows from a small, agile startup to something bigger that needs more process

    Dropbox Response

    10 Jan 2019 – Talent Brand Team

    Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review, glad to hear you're enjoying your time at Dropbox! We recognize there’s still tons of growing to do, but we’re excited to have employees like... More


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Unstabilized culture with not much opportunities and room for growth"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dropbox full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Good Benefits
    -Smart and friendly teammates
    -Food

    Cons

    -There is zero investment in career and personal development. No mentorship program, no rotations, almost no trainings/education programs, no coaching program etc.
    -Culture is not mature and stabilized. One single role change in the director or manager level completely changes that team's structure and culture.
    -You have to be close friends with management otherwise you are clearly being excluded. Managers behave differently to people who become close friends with them. It reflects to performance reviews and in time this situation starts to become a type of discrimination.
    -Product is nice but it doesn't have a competitive advantage against the other cloud storage solutions like Google Drive, Box, OneDrive, iCloud. So it doesn't feel like there is a bright future for the next 10 years.
    -HR is still very insufficient to create an equal opportunity environment and a stabilized culture that is built on trust.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your
    1) culture
    2) career&personal development programs
    3) director level managers (this is very important to set an equal opportunity culture)

    Dropbox Response

    18 Dec 2018 – Talent Brand Team

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are definitely in a hyper growth phase, so we know there is still a lot of growing to do, but we’re excited about the opportunity to make the way... More


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Business Development Repreasentative"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, food and parties !

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted internally

    Advice to Management

    Set up more defined ways of being promoted.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "This company brings out the best in you and gets you excited"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CX Product Representative in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - CX Product Representative in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dropbox full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You're treated as a person, not a number.

    As they say, Their core values are used as a compass, not a hammer.

    If you have a advanced skillset, you can apply it to an upcoming project, this place wants you to do what you can.

    There is always something cool happening in the office!
    The Tuckshop is literally Michelin star cooking

    James and Piotr in Dropstop.

    The Work culture, everyone is excited to step out of their comfort zone, everyone does their work and helps up lift anybody struggling, the environment is so uplifting.

    I could go on and on..best place I've work and eager to grow there.

    The perks are some of the best I have ever seen across any industy.

    Cons

    If I was to nitpick, Could use Dyson dryers in the bathrooms

    Advice to Management

    Continue engaging with Dropboxers as you do, you guys do a terrific job engaging with the needs of staff.

    Dropbox Response

    26 Oct 2018 – Talent Brand Team

    Thank you for your review. We're happy to hear you feel supported and lifted up by your peers and team. We value making each other better and doing it with kindness.


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Good company and benefits and horrible management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great benefits
    - Flexible (working from home)
    -Very nice and smart people to work with
    - Great product

    Cons

    - no career path
    - some managers have no experience and less knowledge than employees and is very difficult to cooperate with such people e.g. nasty comments, texting employees over weekends and evenings
    - there is no chance for you unless you become friends with management. This kind of friendships are being taken to extreme that at some point regular employees feels excluded
    - micromanagement
    - too many contractors
    - lack of training
    - management behaves like in playschool

    Advice to Management

    Hire experienced managers with people skills and develop HR department so issues can be spotted

    Dropbox Response

    5 Oct 2018 – Talent Brand Team

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Sorry to hear you had a poor experience with management. At Dropbox we currently provide manager training to all front and middle level managers... More

  8. "Account executive"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dropbox full-time

    Pros

    great place to be right now

    Cons

    nope, great place to be right now


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Vibrant culture, customer focused"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Social Media Specialist in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Social Media Specialist in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dropbox full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The culture at Dropbox is warm and inclusive, with real honesty and an open attitude. It's also a very customer focused environment, with the user at the heart of everything we do.

    Cons

    Decision making can be a challenge when everyone has an equal say.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be visible in all your offices


  10. "Interesting and fast-moving company with lots of opportunities, that looks after its staff"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Marketing in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The opportunities to do new, different and interesting things while making a difference to the bottom line. The company and offices have a great vibe of fun and inclusiveness. The benefits are also amazing, especially the food in SF and Dublin.

    Cons

    Quick growth mean things change a lot (which can be an issue sometimes) and some foundational work has yet to be done.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing mostly but constantly make sure the ship is heading in the right direction. Also, maybe save some $ and cut the silly swag.