Dropbox Shows Off its New Austin Offices

IMG_6501Dropbox hosted a rooftop launch party to show off its new Austin offices at 501 Congress Ave. Wednesday night.

The cloud storage company earlier this summer moved into more than 50,000 square feet in the building. It occupies two floors already with plans to expand to a third floor. The space has room for 300 employees. Dropbox declined to reveal how many people currently work there, but the company said it was actively hiring.

The employees in Austin primarily work in sales and user operations for Dropbox with some recruiters, said Shirly Mani, manager of user operations.

IMG_6490Dropbox’s new offices feature an open concept with a lot of natural light and windows, standing and sitting desk options, comfortable reading nooks, plenty of conference rooms, a music room, a gym in the basement and a cafeteria offering employees breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Dropbox even has a full time barista who works from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily and makes all kinds of coffee drinks as well as smoothies. And they have a machine that provides fresh-squeezed orange juice.

The offices also feature a game room with Ping-Pong table, shuffleboard and walls decorated with bike seats with handlebar horns to look like Longhorns, which Dropbox calls the bike racks. Some rooms also have faux white deer antler chandeliers and Austin art decorates the walls. The conference rooms bear the names of different Austin landmarks and festivals.

IMG_6485The rooftop lounge area served as the stage for the band, Walker Lukens. The company served food catered by East Side King along with specialty craft cocktails.

Dropbox also partnered with Austin Partners in Education, HOPE and Urban Roots to bring awareness to their nonprofit organizations. The company provided guests an opportunity to donate to its community partners and pledged to match each donation.

IMG_6489Dropbox, based in San Francisco, has more than 1,200 employees worldwide. The company, founded in 2007, has raised $1.1 billion in funding to date.

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