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Dropbox Interview Questions

Updated 17 Oct 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Legal Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Dropbox (San Francisco, CA (US)).

    Interview

    Applied online. Heard from recruiter the same week. Had initial phone screen with them, then spoke to someone on the team for 30 minutes. Pretty standard phone interview, nothing too out of the ordinary and seemed like a good fit. Followed up with recruiter after though and no response. Felt like I had been ghosted, considering it seemed fine before.

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    Commercial Legal Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Dropbox.

    Interview

    Simple process. Easy interview but was asked to describe a current legal case I am following during last couple minutes of the interview. Interviewer made it clear she didn't like my depth of legal knowledge of the case. t's frustrating because there are no current legal cases focusing on the type of legal work one would be doing in this role (contracts). Didn't leave a good taste in my mouth the way the interviewer left the interview abruptly.

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    Software Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Dropbox.

    Interview

    Got a coding challenge - was expecting an algorithms problem but got an unexpected file I/O problem instead. Couldn't complete the challenge in the allotted time. Didn't move onto the next round. I recommend practicing file I/O for this, rather than traditional algorithms.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Dropbox.

    Interview

    Applied through school career fair, recruiter sent me hackerrank coding exercise - folders and cows, and then a tech phone call. call went okay, not the best performance from me, they want people that are really good

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    • technical interview was about finding the next state given a grid   Answer Question

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    Software Engineer(Internship) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    Contacted by recruiter, given a coding challenge. I also asked for an extension, and the recruiter was very friendly and prompt about giving me an extension. They also send email reminders, which is nice when you have so much stuff to do

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    • take stdin, folders and cows, 75 minutes, quite complicated, make sure you are familiar with reading inputs   Answer Question

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Dropbox.

    Interview

    I applied online and received an email a few days later with an invite to complete a coding challenge on Hacker Rank. I underestimated the difficult of the problem and did not complete the challenge successfully. Dropbox responded a few days later and informed me that I would not be moving forward.

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    • Object-oriented programming problem   1 Answer

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    Software Engineer(Internship) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Dropbox.

    Interview

    The interview was a phone interview. My interviewer asked questions about projects on my resume, he asked me a technical question, and I got to ask my interviewer questions afterwards.

    Interview Questions

    • You have a modern-day laptop with about 100,000 personal files. Which of these files are duplicates   2 Answers

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    Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Dropbox.

    Interview

    Applied via job post, email from internal recruiter, then to hiring manager. Hiring manager was extremely young and inexperienced. I had indicated I had been using the solution as an Enterprise customer for the last couple of years. I also provided real world examples of how their solution is used.

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    • Describe a difficult customer experience.   1 Answer

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    Web Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Scotts Valley, CA (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Dropbox (Scotts Valley, CA (US)).

    Interview

    I had a very positive interview process at Dropbox. I was contacted by a recruiter and made it through a phone screen and 2 technical interviews before being informed that I would no longer be considered for the position.

    All of the recruiters were very friendly and punctual and respected my schedule. The technical interviews were fair and the interviewers were very down-to-earth and supportive.

    Having never applied in the first place, I wasn't too upset about the outcome, I mostly felt grateful for the interview practice. I'm happy for anybody who gets the chance to work at Dropbox!

    Interview Questions

    • Build a weather app.   Answer Question
    • Write a single function to format 10 strings to a spec based on the input strings' length and content, and any arguments passed to the function.   Answer Question

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Dropbox (San Francisco, CA (US)) in September 2017.

    Interview

    Recruiter called me, and invited me for an onsite interview in San Francisco. There was no phone interview. I was scheduled to meet only two interviewers. Normal coding interviews. One DP question, and one file based question. I solved both very well. The second interviewer was a recent college grad. He didn't know many basic programming concepts. The next day, recruiter emailed me back saying they were not a match for me. The whole process looked suspicious. It sounds to me that they are only interviewing to show some kind of head count. I'll not consider this company again.

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