Dropbox is one startup that has stuck close to the mentality of its roots. Dropbox has worked hard to become one of the best sharing services for businesses and consumers alike. There are some great perks to the job too, including breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared for staff every day. If you are lucky enough to work in the San Francisco office, it has a restaurant offering Michelin star meals to all employees.







Dropbox brings files together in one central place by creating a special folder on the user's computer. The contents of these folders are synchronized to Dropbox's servers and to other computers and devices where the user has installed Dropbox, keeping the same files up-to-date on all devices. Dropbox uses a freemium business model, where users are offered a free account with a set storage size, with paid subscriptions available that offer more capacity and additional features. Dropbox Basic users are given two gigabytes of free storage space. Dropbox Plus users are given two terabytes of storage space, as well as additional features, including advanced sharing controls, remote wipe, and an optional Extended Version History add-on. Dropbox offers computer apps for Microsoft WindowsApple macOS, and Linux computers, and mobile apps for iOSAndroid, and Windows Phone smartphones and tablets. In March 2013, the company acquired Mailbox, a popular email app, and in April 2014, the company introduced Dropbox Carousel, a photo and video gallery app.

Both Mailbox and Carousel were shut down in December 2015, with key features from both apps implemented into the regular Dropbox service. In October 2015, it officially announced 
Dropbox Paper, its collaborative document editor, in a reported effort to expand its operations towards businesses. In March 2016, Dropbox had 500 million users.

CEOs Ferdowsi and Houston are found onsite and are easily accessible for employees to speak with. They are genuinely concerned about the welfare of staff, making Dropbox one of the best companies to work for. Ferdowsi and Houston work according to the mentality ‘you’re smart, you can work it out’ – granting staff the responsibility and flexibility to work on what they are good at.