Dropbox is a file-sharing service based in San Francisco, fostering a ‘people-first,’ supportive work culture. In terms of hiring, Dropbox continues to lean into conversations of diversity in order to build these values into the fabric of their company.
DropBox prides themselves on their supportive and outgoing work culture, so these values are reflected in their recruiting and hiring processes. While DropBox seeks specific skills and qualities, like a candidate whose highly motivated, a creative problem solver, and possesses specific skills for the role, one’s character and being a team player is just as important at Dropbox.
Dropbox was founded in June 2007, when Founder/CEO Drew Houston kept forgetting his flashdrive when he was enrolled at MIT. Dropbox is headquartered in San Francisco with 12 offices worldwide.
DropBox offers internship programs in a variety of data analysis & software engineering roles. Interns work alongside industry leaders to architect the growing family of Dropbox products that handle over a billion files a day for people and businesses around the world.
Applications for summer internships open in late August. Interviews typically take place in November either in person or online.
Check out their page for more information about open positions for students and new grads.
Applications for summer internships open in late-August and interviews typically take place in November either in person or online.
The process starts with a quick phone interview with a recruiter or hiring manager who will ask behavioral questions and quickly goes over your resume, experience, and interests to see if you should be moved forward to the next step.
The second and following interview(s) will be with an employee from the specific department/team the applicant is applying to.
Reach out to your alumni network or employees via LinkedIn and see if they can offer you insight into Zynga and the interview process
Do research on DropBox, such as their company values, current projects, company goals, etc.
Impress your interviewers with your knowledge of the file-sharing market. This knowledge could include, but not be limited to the latest news, current market trends, and DropBox’s biggest competitors in the space.
The positions are very competitive to get, so doing your research and preparing for behavioral-type questions is imperative.
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