A smiling brunette woman in a yellow cardigan, standing in Dropbox offices. There’s natural light and plants behind her.
Geraldine MacCarthy, Dropbox. Image: Luke Maxwell

Want to work at Dropbox? Here’s what you need to know

3 Jan 2019

Tech giant Dropbox is known around the world, but what’s it like to work there?

File-hosting service Dropbox allows its customers to keep and transfer files with the reassurance that they are backed up on the cloud, and its brand is known all around the world.

For those in the tech industry who want to land a job at Dropbox, what will make you stand out as a candidate? What is Dropbox currently recruiting for? And what’s it really like to work there? Siliconrepublic.com headed down to the company’s Dublin office to find out.

Dropbox started in Europe in 2013 and its first European office was in Dublin. Though the company has scaled out with a number of offices across the continent, Dublin remains its core hub.

Geraldine MacCarthy is the head of sales in EMEA for Dropbox. She told us that the company has a very diverse workforce, with more than 20 nationalities currently working in the Dublin office.

“We have amazing places to collaborate together, to come together and work, we have a fantastic barista downstairs to keep us energised, and we’ve a gym so people can arrange their workout around their working day.”

MacCarthy said that Dropbox is growing both in Dublin and around the world. “Specifically in Dublin, we have a range of functions here, including sales, customer experience, finance and many other roles.”

She said that the company welcomes people from a diverse range of backgrounds but, in particular, it is constantly looking for salespeople across Europe, especially people from the Nordics and Benelux to work on those teams in the Dublin office.

If you’re passionate about your career development, MacCarthy said Dropbox is an ideal place to grow your career. She mentioned one particular team member who started as a graduate in the customer experience department before seeking a new challenge in sales. “Fast-forward four years, he is now head of retail for the UK market.”

Jenny Darmody
By Jenny Darmody

Jenny Darmody became the editor of Silicon Republic in 2023, having worked as the deputy editor since February 2020. When she’s not writing about the science and tech industry, she’s writing short stories and attempting novels. She continuously buys more books than she can read in a lifetime and pretty stationery is her kryptonite. She also believes seagulls to be the root of all evil and her baking is the stuff of legends.

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