Dropbox’s new Dublin base for employees (video)
Inside Dropbox's European HQ in Dublin

Dropbox’s new Dublin base for employees (video)

1 Sep 2014

In our employer insights series, we return to Dropbox Dublin to check out their new office space and find out more about this fast-growing company’s culture.

We first visited Dropbox’s European HQ when it was incubating a growing team at Fitzwilliam Hall. Since then, the team has outgrown its humble beginnings in Dublin and taken up residence in the Aviva Building, deeper in the south city centre.

Recruiter Alex Duell specialises in staffing the company’s sales team as the company moves away from being simply a magic folder that stores your data in the cloud to being a full-featured business platform.

The culture at Dropbox trickles down from its headquarters in San Francisco, California, and is a model that the company is now trying to scale globally. Essentially, it prides itself on being a collaborative, fun, down-to-earth, energetic and innovative workplace.

In Dublin, a team of 60 people serve more than 100m users based in Europe, so worthy candidates have to be willing to dig in. It’s not all work and no play, though, and Duell tells us employees who can bring something to enhance the workplace is what Dropbox looks for.

“We want people who aren’t just going to check in, check out and then forget about work completely. It’s more of a family vibe here and with that you want people who can contribute,” he said.

The Look Inside video series offers an insight into our Featured Employers, the types of roles they have on offer, and the candidates they are looking for.

Elaine Burke
By Elaine Burke

Elaine Burke was editor of Silicon Republic until 2023, and is now the host of For Tech’s Sake, a co-production from Silicon Republic and The HeadStuff Podcast Network. Elaine joined Silicon Republic in 2011 as a journalist covering gadgets, new media and tech jobs. She later served as managing editor before stepping up as editor in 2019. She comes from a background in publishing and is known for being particularly pernickety when it comes to spelling and grammar – earning her the nickname, Critical Red Pen.

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