Does Dropbox have a future?

Amazon / Eng Breyers
Jan 2 32 Comments

Thinking of joining Dropbox but not sure if they have a future 🤔

They are competing against Box, Google, Microsoft, Amazon

Dropbox friends, how is moral there currently? Do you recommend joining?

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  • Apple / Product
    HotCookie

    Apple Product

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    Apple
    HotCookiemore
    I’m leaving Apple for Dropbox.
    Had offers at Google, salesforce, Uber as well.
    Besides the great package from Dropbox, I felt the culture is super positive, very nice and would be a huge change from the toxic environment that Apple was.
    From a future perspective, I disagree with the fact that they don’t have a future.
    They’ve been here for 11 years, have most of people’s data and are now ready take this to the next level.
    With all the privacy drama these days, they are better off than google drive. Box is only an enterprise offering, one drive doesn’t have much people’s data.
    Adding some new features (I can’t talk about their new roadmaps here) will take the company to new heights.

    I would stay really focused on the great pay and mostly the amazing culture they showcased. It really was eye opening!!

    PM me for more details if I can help.
    Jan 2 10
    • Vertivco / Eng
      FastPapuan

      Vertivco Eng

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      Youtube, American Bureau of Shipping, Facebook
      FastPapuanmore
      Was it different when Steve Jobs was still here?
      Jan 2
    • Facebook / Eng
      fb2017

      Facebook Eng

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      Google, Oracle
      BIO
      worked at Oracle, then Google, now Facebook.
      fb2017more
      Steve was mean and a terrible guy. I would imagine it were worse when he was around.
      Jan 2
    • Roku
      FIRE👈

      Roku

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      Yahoo
      FIRE👈more
      You said this, “have most of people’s data and are now ready take this to the next level” and what exactly is the next level? Beside having a paid model for storage what else can they do?
      Jan 2
    • Box inTo17
      Enterprise is where the $$$ is
      Jan 4
    • Apple / Product
      HotCookie

      Apple Product

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      Apple
      HotCookiemore
      Wait and see 😄. I can’t talk about it. Or else I would have obviously
      Jan 7
  • Tesla / Eng 🐉⛈
    Everyone always talks down on Dropbox but they've been in the game for 11 years and they're still here. I don't think you have anything to lose OP. Realistically you'll probably only be there 1-2 years anyway. Enjoy it!
    Jan 2 4
    • Google / Eng
      Evenflow

      Google Eng

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      Northrop Grumman
      Evenflowmore
      Why is that realistic?
      Jan 2
    • Tesla / Eng 🐉⛈
      Just based off the average tenure of anyone in tech.
      Jan 2
    • Google / Eng
      Evenflow

      Google Eng

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      Northrop Grumman
      Evenflowmore
      Most people I know have been at Google 3+ years. 4 years seems average and some companies won't hire people with an average tenure less than 3 years
      Jan 2
    • Vertivco / Eng
      FastPapuan

      Vertivco Eng

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      Youtube, American Bureau of Shipping, Facebook
      FastPapuanmore
      That's Google, not small-scale companies.
      Jan 2
  • Dropbox drl/food
    There's been some turnover recently because people could finally cash out and move on, but we've got good cash flow. I like the people, I like that we're small enough that an individual can make a difference, and that we're big enough to be in any conversation.

    Also our food is better than yours. 😉
    Jan 2 3
    • Amazon / Eng Breyers
      OP
      Your good is better than ours? Did you mean product?
      Jan 2
    • Square
      Fek

      Square

      BIO
      I'm Rick James bitch
      Fekmore
      Think he meant food.
      Jan 2
    • Dropbox drl/food
      Food. Darn autocorrect.
      Jan 2
  • Paychex v1kOav
    How useful a dolly when you have a huge truck? No need for it, your truck can fit all your needs. Dropbox is a dolly.
    Jan 2 1
    • Vertivco / Eng
      FastPapuan

      Vertivco Eng

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      Youtube, American Bureau of Shipping, Facebook
      FastPapuanmore
      Can't fit trucks into and between buildings.
      Jan 2
  • Uber kisht
    I interviewed there when I was leaving El Google. Didn't find their roadmap interesting enough to join. I had talked to the team and their VP.
    Jan 2 2
    • Amazon / Eng Breyers
      OP
      When did you interview?
      Jan 2
    • Uber kisht
      Mid/end 2017.
      Jan 2
  • New DvVM00
    wow you have a poor understanding of dropbox competition. just join if you are unhappy at current job. if future doesn’t work out, go somewhere else. simple.
    Jan 2 0
  • Dropbox / Eng
    悟天克斯

    Dropbox Eng

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    Dropbox
    悟天克斯more
    Which team? FWIW I like it here.
    Jan 2 0
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    • Apple / Product
      HotCookie

      Apple Product

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      Apple
      HotCookiemore
      Sure thing.
      Jan 2
  • Google 23&@1
    OP, what’s your offer? Same question to HotCookie too
    Jan 2 0
  • Google JohnMcPop2
    Nope, they have ListenableFuture<>
    Jan 2 0
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    • Microsoft blind1186
      Joining Dropbox as IC3/4?
      Jan 2
    • Microsoft blind1186
      Okay.. DMed you couple of queries.
      Jan 2