At Dropbox, 92 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 637 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.44. It was published on Jun 26, 2017. 14073 Visitors

What Employees Say

Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
96%
 
People celebrate special events around here.
95%
 
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
95%
 
People here are willing to give extra to get the job done.
95%
 
People care about each other here.
94%
 

What They Do

We asked Dropbox to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Dropbox’s mission is to simplify the way people work together. With more than 500 million registered users around the world, we've built the world’s simplest, most powerful collaboration platform.

About this Company

Website: www.dropbox.com Industry: Information Technology
US Headquarters: San Francisco, California, 94107 US Sites: 5
Major Locations: Austin, Texas; New York, New York; Seattle, Washington; Washington, D.C., District of Columbia; Chicago, Illinois US Employees: 1,535
Employees Worldwide: 1,835 Corporate Structure: Private
Founded: 2007

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Perks and Programs

We asked Dropbox to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Food is About Community: We believe that food is about bringing people together and fostering a deeper sense of community. Dropbox’s team of 38 chefs led by Michelin-starred Chef Brian Mattingly aim to do just that. Meals are served to over 1,000 people a day, and the ambitious chefs never repeat a dish. In addition to three daily meals, the culinary team offers a daily tea service, gourmet snacks every day at 4pm, and crepes every Friday at 3pm. Milkshakes come out every day at 1pm and are gone within 60 seconds (yes, we timed it). The kitchen also grows its own vegetables, cures its own meat, bakes its own bread, and roasts and brews its own coffees and teas. They believe in serving food that nourishes both body and mind.
  • Flexible Work, Unlimited Time Off: Dropbox knows that our employees are more engaged and productive when they don’t feel chained to their desks. That’s why we offer flexible work policies that encourage our employees to do what makes sense for them. For instance, employees who commute will often work from home one day a week. Parents can schedule around their children’s appointments or school obligations. The company encourages “no-meeting Wednesdays” to give employees more uninterrupted time to focus. We also have an unlimited personal time off policy — and we encourage our employees to take full advantage of it. Last year the average employee took an average of three and a half weeks of paid vacation.
  • Parental Leave and Family Celebration: New parents at Dropbox are encouraged to take to take up to 20 weeks off at 100% pay for the birth or adoption of a child. Dropbox also allows new parents to take their parental leave intermittently to either ease their transition back to work or to suit their childcare needs. In addition, Dropbox hosts regular events to celebrate parents and their families. Activities range from Valentine’s Day Kid Night and office trick-or-treating for Halloween to an office-wide family picnic and summer Family Nights. Dropbox also has a generous guest policy and encourages its employees to bring their family members and loved ones into the office to share meals.
  • Bring Your Passion to Work: At Dropbox it’s not unusual to suddenly hear our CEO practicing with his band or our a cappella group, Syncopation, singing in the middle of the day. Dropboxers have diverse interests — we make it easy for them to nurture those interests and find other employees who share their passion. We even have a dedicated music room called The Mint where bands and other groups can practice or meet. Dropbox supports a number of extracurricular groups and activities including watching Bollywood movies, playing board games, pool, ping pong, and vintage video games, knitting, a capella singing, swing dancing, and so much more. Whether it’s rekindling an old interest or picking up a new pastime, there’s something for everyone at Dropbox.
  • Dropbox for Good: Dropbox believes in paying our success forward. Through our donation matching program, we have an annual dollar match for each dollar employees donate to certified charities. Employees can also donate a Dropbox Business account to 25 users at their favorite nonprofits. We support employees who wish to donate their time as well as their money. Employees can use as many as 32 work hours a year to volunteer for the causes they care about. Dropbox for Good is an initiative started and led by employees on a mission to increase access to technology and technology-education in our local communities. We’ve partnered with local organizations including Mission High School, Larkin Street Youth Services, and Technovation to name a few.
  • Health and Wellness: To support employee health and wellness, Dropbox offers onsite gyms and/or classes at all of its offices. In San Francisco we offer free yoga, bootcamp and barre classes at different times throughout the week to accommodate people’s schedules. In addition, Dropbox gives employees $100 per month for wellness benefits through a reimbursement program. Employees can use that money for anything from ski equipment to massages, personal training, or sports league and race fees. To date, Dropboxers have claimed close to $1M in wellness benefits. Additionally, Dropbox teams will often arrange group workouts at classes like SoulCycle. Dropbox also hosts an annual wellness week with programs focusing on health and wellness both in and out of the office and offers healthy snacks year-round.
  • Celebrating Diversity: As part of creating an inclusive workplace, employees volunteer to lead and participate in Employee Resource Groups, and Dropbox supports each group with a budget and sponsorship from our executives. ERG sponsored events give employees a chance to celebrate diverse cultures and discuss topics that matter to them. Dropbox goes all out to celebrate heritage months, and Dropboxers of all backgrounds are encouraged to attend. For instance, for Pride Month (June) the office is decorated with rainbow balloons spelling out “Pride” and rainbow lights in the elevators. For Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, specially designed posters went up across our offices and events included a Bhangra dance workshop and a nighttime market where dinner was served from Dim Sum carts.
  • Great Workspaces: Dropbox knows that different people have different ways of working. That’s why we design each of our offices and office spaces to cater to diverse working styles. Conference rooms for every size group come fully equipped with videoconferencing technology. Every employee is also issued an ergonomic chair and height-adjustable standing desk (no need to request them). Vending machines with equipment like keyboards, headphones and notebooks are available throughout our offices, so technology is truly accessible at the touch of a button. Employees who need tech help can swing by several “DropStops” that are manned by IT staff from 8-6pm. Bathrooms come stocked with supplies including toothbrushes, toothpaste, dry shampoo, shout wipes, and more.
  • Accountability at the Top: Being worthy of trust is one of our core values at Dropbox, and it begins on the inside. Bi-weekly All Hands meetings are one of the best ways we equip Dropboxers with the information they need to be engaged, productive, and impactful. In turn, they have an opportunity to ask hard questions and hold our leadership accountable. Questions are not screened in advance — any subject is fair game. Employees who cannot attend in person can also watch a live video recording of the meeting. Regional offices also host their own variations (like the Y’All Hands in Austin).
  • DropTalks: Engaging and inspiring our employees is a priority at Dropbox, so we invite leaders and speakers from diverse fields to our offices for what we call “Droptalks.” We hold 2-3 such talks a month. Employees can ask questions in person or submit them in advance (and vote questions by their colleagues up or down to ensure the most popular questions get asked). We don’t shy away from provocative subjects or unpopular viewpoints. Recent guests include the creators of the HBO show Silicon Valley, Meg Whitman, several Democrat and Republican political leaders, the CFO of the Golden State Warriors, and the founder of the International Refugee Assistance Project.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

$3000 Maximum match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution100% Company-paid health coverage for employees
75% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 100% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
20 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance

COMPENSATION PROGRAMS

  • 401(k) or 403b Program
  • Restricted stock units
Dropbox's Tuck Shop cafeteria serves up 3 gourmet meals a day, 5 days a week

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

Unlimited Paid time off after one year of full-time employment Unlimited Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Flexible schedule
  • Telecommute option
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (100% have access)
  • Onsite Amenities (Free snacks during the day, Free breakfast, lunch, and dinner on a daily basis, Fitness classes, Mother's rooms onsite, Religious observance rooms onsite, On-site package/mailing service, Subsidized public transportation, Dry, cleaning and laundry lockers, Gyms, Showers, Baristas onsite, Meditation room, Music rooms)

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

100 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 100 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
100 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take40 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
40 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*30 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
40 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*40 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.

FAMILY CARE PROGRAMS

  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

32 hours Paid time off to volunteer 2 LEED certified building(s)
Yes Sustainable commuting program Yes Renewable energy program
Yes Carbon offset program Yes Recycling program
Yes Locally-sourced food program

Diversity

  • Global Head of People is responsible for the success of formal recruiting and retention diversity goals
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees; Disabled employees
  • 100 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
  • Medical care covers gender confirmation surgery

Leadership Diversity

 

Workforce Diversity

 
Dropboxers love rocking out in our music rooms or breaking to play ping pong when they need a moment to recharge

DEMOGRAPHICS

 

How to Get Hired

We asked Dropbox for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

Dropbox has five core values, and people who share those values do well. First is “We not I.” We focus on people who value teamwork. Regardless of seniority, all employees are expected to be collaborative and treat their coworkers the utmost respect. We recognize that building a product useful to millions of people requires a team, and we know that inclusive teams are more powerful. Next is “Be Worthy of Trust” — our users rely on Dropbox to help simplify their lives, and we take that trust seriously. Then comes “Aim Higher” and “Sweat the Details.” We want people who set high standards and are willing to roll up their sleeves to work hard to achieve them. And, of course, there is "Cupcake" - we seek people who want to delight their colleagues and customers in everything they do. 

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Apply on our jobs page!  We’re interested in who you are. Let your true colors shine. Tell us about your experience, accomplishments, and other delightful things that make you proud. We’re listening!

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

Dropbox is hiring globally. We’re looking for folks from a wide array of backgrounds with a wide array of interests. The most up to date openings are listed here.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Interested candidates can go online to get to know us better. Generally, we encourage candidates to check out Dropbox’s About page, our blogs, our LinkedIn page, and the Life Inside Dropbox” Facebook page. After that they can learn about openings and apply here.

hiring Outlook

600 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 207 Average applicants per opening
174,498 Total job applicants 26% Openings filled by current employees
71 Recent graduates hired
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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