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Dropbox Interview Questions

30 Dropbox Interview Questions
Question 1 of 30
Have you ever broken a confidentiality agreement?
How to Answer
Companies will have confidentiality agreements for a variety of reasons. These could be to protect their trade secrets or to ensure that you do not bring clients over on the occasion that you leave their company. Talk to the interviewer about your thoughts on confidentiality agreements.

Answer Example
"I never have, to my knowledge, broken a confidentiality agreement. Despite my reasons for leaving a position, I would never choose to hurt a previous employer in any way."
Answer Example
"A confidentiality agreement has never bound me; however, I would never knowingly break an agreement."
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Question 2 of 30
What questions do you have for me?
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How to Answer
It's always a great idea to have questions ready for the interviewer. Review the company website and other online resources to ensure the queries you have are not mundane, or redundant. The last thing an interviewer wants to hear is a list of items you could have found the answers for from merely watching a video on Dropbox' website!

Here are some sample questions:

- When would you like to have this position filled?
- How long has this role been vacant?
- Is this a replacement search or a newly created role?
- What is your favorite part about working here?
- What is the company's primary goal for this position in the next 12 months?
- Is there anything from my background and experience that I can clarify for you?
- What do you see as the most significant change in this industry over the past three years?
- Is there any reason why you would not hire me?

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"Thank you for asking - I do have a few questions. What is top of mind when it comes to filling this role? Also, what types of career growth opportunities would follow this position? And lastly, do you have internal candidates who are also interviewing for this position?"
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"I appreciate you opening the floor for questions. I am wondering what your timeline is for a decision on this opening? Also, what was the biggest struggle the last software engineer encountered in this role?"
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Question 3 of 30
Roughly work out how many Dropbox users there are in the United States right now.
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This question is a skill-testing question not because the interviewer needs you to give a perfect answer, but because they want to see how you go about solving problems. It is easy to say you are mathematically minded by nature, but it's another to 'show your work.' This question is commonly asked in Dropbox interviews and for that reason, well worth preparing a solid answer to. To have a great response, you should know offhand how many users Dropbox has overall and other helpful statistics.

Answer Example
"I have read that Dropbox has over 500 million users, which I believe 30% are based in the United States. Of those, approximately 12 million are paying customers. So, by my research and calculations, I would guesstimate that there are 150 million users in the USA and about 3-4 million paid accounts."
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"I have been researching Dropbox and understand that you have 12 million paying customers worldwide. I am guessing that 4 in every 10 people have used Dropbox before, but there are far more users periodically using the free account option. I guess that one in 40 people pay for a full Dropbox account. With all that, I estimate that Dropbox has 100 million users in the USA and about 2.5 million of those pay for a premium account."
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Question 4 of 30
How would you explain the cloud to someone with zero internet experience?
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Technical terms and methods can be confusing to anyone outside of the industry. Some say that if you cannot quickly explain what you do in layman's terms, then you do not understand it well enough. You should be able to explain everything that you do, on a Grade 8 level. The interviewer is testing to see if you can do this. Keep your reply brief and try to keep your words under three syllables!

Answer Example
"If I were to explain cloud computing to someone outside of the industry, I would say that cloud computing is a way to deliver computing services over the internet, using the cloud. For instance, we use cloud computing when we store photos online, and even when we use different apps on our phone."
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"My mom recently asked me what cloud computing was and so I told her that she uses cloud technology everytime she asks the internet to perform something on demand such as saving pictures online, access files online, or even playing certain games on her phone."
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Question 5 of 30
How would you sell Dropbox for business?
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This question is designed to see how well you could stand behind Dropbox products. A company is most successful when they have complete buy-in from their employees. The interviewer will also be able to see how thoroughly you researched Dropbox before your interview. Be sure to know about the company's services and why they are a great solution.

Answer Example
"These days, everyone is looking for ease of use and immediate delivery. I would sell Dropbox for Business by pointing out to the decision maker how the business services will satisfy their employees, making their day easier, and in the end - improving project workflow and also morale."
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"I have used Dropbox for business use, nearly ten years of my career. I would sell the product by sharing what it has done for me. The benefits include better team collaboration, zero lost files, and smooth project workflow."
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Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is an executive head-hunter and job search expert. Utilized by top executives from Fortune 100 & 500 companies like Fitbit, Microsoft, General Electric, Nestle, and more, she helps professionals position themselves in a competitive marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume, a company that focuses on helping job seekers get their edge back. Renovate My Resume creates stand-out resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and professional summaries for new grads, all the way to corporate executives. Rachelle spends much of her time training career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers. She also holds interview workshops for students and interns, globally. For great tips and tricks, follow Rachelle on Instagram @_rachelle_e or @renovatemyresume.
First written on: 09/14/2018
Last modified on: 09/15/2018

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Dropbox is a file hosting service operated by Dropbox, Inc., headquartered in San Francisco, California, that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud, and client software. Dropbox allows users to create a special folder on their computers, which Dropbox then synchronizes so that it appears to be the same folder (with the same contents) regardless of which computer is used to view it. Files placed in this folder are also accessible via the Dropbox website and mobile apps. Dropbox uses a freemium business model, where users are offered a free account with a set storage size and paid subscriptions for accounts with more capacity.