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

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 769 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.21. It was published on Jul 12, 2018. 28856 Visitors

What Employees Say

People celebrate special events around here.
97%
 
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
97%
 
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
96%
 
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
96%
 
Our facilities contribute to a good working environment.
95%
 

What They Do

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

Dropbox’s mission is to unleash the world’s creative energy by designing a more enlightened way of working.

About this Company

Website: www.dropbox.com Industry: Information Technology
US Headquarters: San Francisco, California, 94107 US Sites: 6
Major Locations: Austin, Texas, 78701; New York, New York, 10010; Seattle, Washington, 98104; Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, 20004; Mountain View, California, 94041 Worldwide Revenues: $1,106.8 million
Corporate Structure: Public Stock Symbol: DBX
Founded: 2007

CEO and co-founder Drew Houston joins several of our senior female leaders from across Dropbox to support and rally for spreading feminist energy

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 food is an important way to care for our employees and encourage collaboration and community. Dropbox’s team of 38 chefs led by Michelin-starred chef, Brian Mattingly, serves over 2,000 employees a day across each of our offices. At Dropbox, we all aim to unleash our creative energy, which includes our team of ambitious chefs who have never prepared the same meal twice, all at no cost to employees. Options abound, divided into stations: vegan, sandwiches, Mediterranean, Indian, Asian, American, and so much more. It’s easy for employees to find something that fits their preferences and diet. The culinary team offers gourmet snacks, a tea service and milkshakes come out every day at 1 pm and are gone within 60 seconds (yes, we timed it). The kitchen also grows vegetables, cures meat, bakes bread, and roasts coffees.
  • Celebrating Employee Diversity: As part of creating an inclusive workplace, employees volunteer to lead and participate in Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), and Dropbox supports each group with a budget and executive sponsor. ERG-sponsored events celebrate diverse backgrounds, cultures and beliefs. We go all out to celebrate heritage months, and all Dropboxers are encouraged to attend and participate in a variety of panel discussions, workshops, and events. For example, a “Speaking of Transgender” workshop as part of Pride Month, which addressed gender identity, pronouns, and how they relate to sexual orientation. For Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we cooked Nepalese food for the homeless with a community partner. For Women’s History Month, we hosted a Dropbox Women in Leadership panel about “Navigating a Successful Career in Tech.” And, we hosted students and staff from Black Girls CODE, offering our employees the chances to sign up for mentorship opportunities.
  • Flexible Work: Flexible work is where, when, and how you work. We know that different tasks require different levels of collaboration and deep thinking. Some employees choose to work in our fully subsidized coffee shop or roof terrace. Others, like sitting at their desk or in one of our many common spaces. We also encourage “no-meeting Wednesdays” to give employees more uninterrupted time to focus. At Dropbox, our work spaces are created to be as individual as our employees. We offer flexible work policies that encourage our employees to find their own balance; 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. We provide unlimited personal time off and encourage employees to take full advantage of it. Last year, the average employee took an average of three and a half weeks of paid vacation.
  • Support for Employees’ Families: Dropbox offers a variety of benefits inclusive of all kinds of families including employees with children and elderly parents requiring care. New parents are encouraged to take up to 20 weeks off at 100% pay for the birth or adoption of a child. Adoptive parents are eligible for a healthy stipend, offsetting costs of adopting a child. Dropbox also allows new parents to take parental leave intermittently either to ease their transition back to work or to suit their childcare needs. Additionally, backup emergency care for children or elderly parents is available at reduced rates, and paid family care leave helps employees support sick family members. Dropbox also hosts regular events celebrating parents and families, from office trick-or-treating for Halloween to family picnics and summer Family Nights. Dropbox has a generous guest policy, encouraging employees to bring family members and loved ones into the office to share meals.
  • Dropbox for Good: As Dropbox grows, we want to do more—especially for equal opportunity, basic freedoms and fundamental necessities for people around the world. In 2018, we launched the Dropbox Foundation, which promotes and protects human rights through unrestricted grants and skills based volunteering. In addition to the Foundation, we have an annual dollar match for each dollar employees donate to certified charities. Each year, employees can also donate a Dropbox Business account to 25 users at a nonprofit of their choosing. Some employees wish to donate their time as well as their money, and we support them. Employees can use as many as 32 work hours a year to volunteer for the causes they care about, including through Dropbox for Good, an initiative started and led by employees on a mission to increase access to technology and technology-education in our local communities.
  • 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, boot camp and barre classes at different times throughout the week to accommodate 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, joining a sports league and race fees. To date, Dropboxers have claimed close to one million dollars in wellness benefits, including two new benefits in 2018 both focused on mental wellness. The first, Lantern, is a mobile app program created to help ease and manage stress and anxiety through proven techniques and the support of a personal coach. The other new benefit is a discount on the meditation app Headspace.
  • Great Workspaces: Our work environments are designed to inspire creativity, wonderment, and fun. You’ll walk down a hall with beautiful employee curated artwork and find yourself face-to-face with dinosaur and shark statues hidden in a garden foyer. A playful atmosphere helps foster kid-like dreaming that we want employees to use to think big. Each office is created to be aesthetically beautiful and cater to diverse working styles. Conference rooms are available for every size group and are equipped with videoconferencing technology to encourage global collaboration. Every employee is 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 at the touch of a button. Bathrooms come stocked with complimentary supplies including toothbrushes, toothpaste, dry shampoo, Shout wipes, and more. Employees needing tech help can visit several “DropStops” that are manned by IT staff from 8-6pm.
  • Personal Passion at Work: At Dropbox, it’s not unusual to suddenly hear our CEO practicing with his band or to find our a cappella group, Syncopation, singing in the middle of the day. Dropboxers have diverse interests and 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, playing vintage video games, knitting, acapella 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.
  • Droptalks: Engaging and inspiring our employees is a priority at Dropbox, so we invite leaders from diverse fields to speak at our offices for what we call “Droptalks.” We hold two or three Droptalks a month. Employees 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 controversial viewpoints. Recent guests include ground-breaking Asian-American filmmakers, founders of innovative food companies, the former CFO of Nike (and current Dropbox Board of Directors member), the executive director of the National Immigration Forum, and the CEO of a rating forum for interactions with law enforcement. In June, we hosted a “Pride in Sports” panel with athletes, coaches, and media experts sharing their experiences as players and leaders and how these experiences inform the way they move through the world.
  • Worthy of Trust: Being worthy of trust is one of our core values at Dropbox, and it begins with how our executives and managers communicate with employees. Bi-weekly Global 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. Our focus on transparency is unparalleled — 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). We also conduct quarterly employee surveys to gather feedback from them and develop action plans to address identified needs and concerns.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

100% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to $6000 of 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) or 403b Program
  • Restricted stock units
In our in-house coffee shop, Little-r, we go all out decorating the space for holidays and heritage months

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

Unlimited Vacation Paid time off Unlimited Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Flexible schedule
  • Telecommute option
  • Compressed work weeks
  • 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 (classes vary by location); 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; Guided meditation; Music rooms; Rooftop lounge; Local discounts (fitness classes/gyms, museums, etc.))

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)*40 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
$10,000 Adoption benefit40 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

  • On-site or near-site backup childcare center
  • 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 Recycling program Yes Locally-sourced food program

Diversity

  • Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion oversees diversity and inclusion practices
  • 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; Speakers of English as a second language
  • 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 celebrate on Listing Day under our brand new ticker symbol

DEMOGRAPHICS

 
The Tuck Shop, our cafeteria, was designed to feel like a comfortable restaurant where employees can eat, work, and hang out

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 that all employees must live by. The first one is “We not I.” We focus on people who value team work. Regardless of seniority, all employees are expected to be collaborative and treat their coworkers with 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, lastly, 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 future team members from a wide array of backgrounds with a variety 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“LifeInside Dropbox” Facebook page. After that they can learn about openings and apply here.

hiring Outlook

25% Openings filled by current employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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