At Dropbox, 94 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 645 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.27. It was published on Jun 15, 2016. 7781 Visitors

What Employees Say

I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
96%
 
Our facilities contribute to a good working environment.
96%
 
We have special and unique benefits here.
95%
 
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
95%
 
People care about each other here.
95%
 

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 US Sites: 7
Major Locations: Austin, Texas; New York, New York; Seattle, Washington; Chicago, Illinois; Los Angeles, California; Washington, D.C., District of Columbia US Employees: 1,286
Employees Worldwide: 1,600 Corporate Structure: Private
Founded: 2007

Dropboxers serve up a special Valentine's Day meal to those in need

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.

  • Employee Resource Groups: As part of creating an inclusive workplace, employees volunteer to lead and participate in employee resource groups. ERG-sponsored events give employees an opportunity to celebrate the unique contributions of every Dropboxer and discuss topics that matter to employees. All Dropboxers are encouraged to attend these events independent of their background. Events include: LGBTQ Pride marches and pride talks, celebrations and discussions focused on gender, coding events, cooking classes, and hip-hop performances open to all the members of our community.
  • Dropbox for Good: “Dropbox for Good” is a grassroots, employee-led initiative, whose mission is to increase access to technology and technology education in each of Dropbox’s local office communities. Dropbox offers its employees the ability to take time off to volunteer up to 32 hours a year to help the causes they care about and their local communities. For example, Dropbox partners closely with Mission High School, Larkin Street Youth Services, Technovation, and more. The company also offers a donation matching program, where Dropbox matches $1 for every dollar donated by an employee. And the company doesn’t stop there. Employees can also donate a Dropbox Business account to 25 users at their favorite non-profits.
  • Parental Leave and Family Celebration: All new parents at Dropbox can take 8 to 12 weeks at 100% pay without any medical certification required. Birth mothers may take up to 20 weeks when combining pregnancy and bonding leaves. Dropbox also allows new parents to take their parental leave intermittently to either ease transition back to work or to suit their childcare needs. In addition, Dropbox hosts regular events to celebrate employees who are parents and their families. Activities range from Valentine’s Day Kid Night and trick or treating in the office during Halloween to a big family picnic and summer family nights. Dropbox also has a generous guest policy, where employees can bring friends and family to share a meal in the office.
  • Bring Your Hobbies to Work: Dropboxers have an eclectic taste and have created special interest groups that bring together employees interested in all kinds of activities—examples include: watching Bollywood movies, playing board games, pool, ping pong, and vintage video games, knitting, a capella singing, jamming away in the company’s dedicated music room called The Mint, and much more. You can find the company’s CEO playing the guitar with employees and other company leaders participating in all sorts of events. Whether it’s deepening an old hobby or picking up a new pastime there’s something for everyone at Dropbox.
  • Wellness Benefits: Dropbox believes in supporting employee’s health and overall wellness. As such, Dropbox provides a wellness reimbursement program for up to $100 per month to all full time Dropboxers. This benefit can be used towards fitness trackers, nutritional counseling, stress reduction classes, sports league/race fees, swim, running or other fitness lessons, massage therapy, personal trainers, exercise equipment, and much more. To date, Dropboxers have claimed close to $1M in wellness benefits. Dropbox also hosts an annual wellness week and offers onsite classes and healthy snacks throughout the year, in addition to providing every employee with ergonomic-friendly chairs and desks.
  • Food for Thought: Dropbox offers its employees free meals and drinks, including breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks throughout the day. The office includes a cafeteria, a cafe and many informal kitchens and lounge areas, where employees can share a meal while discussing ideas, solving problems and getting work done. Dropbox believes in creating a culture that fosters organic conversations and offers employees the ability to connect in a meaningful way. To celebrate special occasions and holidays, Dropbox also hosts special events like a cooking show in honor of the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and Passover seders.
  • Unlimited Time Off: Dropbox found that when employees are given flexibility, they are more engaged and productive. As such, Dropbox instituted an unlimited personal time off policy for all exempt employees. The company also encourages no-meeting Wednesdays to enable employees to have uninterrupted time to work. Some employees choose to work from home, but others use this time to walk around the office and have organic conversations with their colleagues. Dropbox also offers all employees unlimited sick time. This way, employees can stay home and focus on getting healthy.
  • Offering a Productive Workplace: Dropbox knows that each employee is productive in a different way and offers many perks catered to their individual needs. Each employee gets an ergonomic-friendly chair and desk and a consultant is available to ensure all office equipment is optimized for each employee. In addition, Dropbox designed its offices in a way that meets the different ways people like to work. For example, employees use rooms known as “deep focus” and the library when they need to concentrate and the coffee shop, and lounges, and all kinds of conference rooms for informal meetings and brainstorms. The company also offers vending machines with computer equipment. But, when a technology issue requires additional assistance, IT staff are available at DropStops to help.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

100% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 3% of an employee's salary100% 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)
  • Restricted stock units to employees
  • Pre-tax savings account

PERKS TO MAKE LIFE EASIER

  • Free snacks during the day
  • Free lunch on a regular, daily basis
  • On-site package/mailing service
  • Fitness classes
  • Subsidized public transportation
  • Free beverages during the day
  • Free breakfast foods on a regular, daily basis
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Dry cleaning
Family night at Dropbox even includes our four legged friends

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

Unlimited Paid time off after one year of full-time employment Unlimited Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Flexible schedule
  • Telecommute option

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

100 days Job-protected maternity leave100 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
40 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)40 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
40 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents40 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
  • Elder care resources

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

  • Medical care
  • Vision care
  • Mental health care
  • Fertility treatments
  • Dental care
  • Prescription drug subsidy
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

ONSITE HEALTH BENEFITS

  • Cholesterol tests
  • Flu shots
  • Fitness center (at some locations)
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Complete biometric screening
  • Subsidized offsite gym memberships

Community Involvement & Philanthropy

32 hours Paid time off to volunteer

Diversity

  • Formal programs support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees; Disabled employees
  • 35 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Executive Diversity

 
Dropbox's Tuck Shop cafeteria serves up 3 gourmet meals a day 5 days a week

Demographics

 
Celebrating our accomplishments and our people brings delight to Dropbox every day

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. 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, we seek people who want to delight 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

300 Job openings forecast for coming year 125 Average applicants per opening
100,000 Applications received 200 Positions filled in past year
100 New positions created 50 Jobs filled by current employees
Yes Recruits on college campuses 105 New graduates hired
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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