Fitbit Reviews

Updated August 23, 2014
Updated August 23, 2014
18 Reviews
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    Best place I've ever worked!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Fitbit full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It's obvious as soon as you walk in the door how passionate everyone is about working at Fitbit. Everyone is here because they absolutely love the products, love the culture, and believe in Fitbit's mission. Combine all that with being at company that's at the forefront of, arguably, the hottest tech space out there! What more do you want?!?!

    Cons

    Honestly none...it's by far the most fun I've ever had at a job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

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    Great team of people working on a cool product.

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    Current Employee - IOS Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - IOS Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Fitbit full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It's awesome to work on a product that I use daily. The people are great too, willing to help and nice.
    Management is very trusting. Employees know where the company is and where it is going. The work environment is pretty relaxed- I play ping pong pretty much every day in the office.

    Cons

    The office is split into two floors which can be annoying sometimes.

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  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun job with good people

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    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Fitbit full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    * Wonderful group of people to work with in firmware. It is like a team of the top people you'd find if you were working at other companies.
    * Laid back culture.
    * Close to most major transit in the Bay Area.
    * Fun problems to solve.
    * Upper management feels accessible and has an engineering background.

    Cons

    * Seems like there's always more work to do. This may or may not be a bad thing.
    * Office is a bit cramped right now, but will be moving to a bigger office soon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. Take a vision and run with it.

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Challenging, fun and friendly

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    Current Employee - On the Research Team  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - On the Research Team in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Fitbit full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some really challenging problems.
    Really great team: smart, motivated, friendly, encouraging.
    A really exciting space to be in at the moment (wearables).

    Cons

    The company has grown past the tiny stage and has turned into a very legitimate company. That means roles are starting to become less dynamic. That can be a pro for some people though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on keepin on. Continue to hire for the cultural fit. Continue to work with the teams and people that don't mesh as well.

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  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fun, Young Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fitbit full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I came to Fitbit after working for one of the giants of Silicon Valley, really wanting to go somewhere with the small company feel. While Fitbit is no longer super small, upper management did a great job at maintaining the culture that was there when it was still a very early stage start-up. Everyone is extremely passionate about the products and the company and you are able to pick up on that right away. Very open and collaborative environment, very transparent and flat, tons of different types of people and personalities which really make for a fun, unique environment.

    Cons

    Only real con is that we're spread out right now...three different floors / offices that can make it to get face time in with all the different teams. That should be solved when we make the move to our new office.

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    Keep up the good work

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  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Meaningful and fulfilling work

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Fitbit full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Smart people who are good at what they do and easy to get along with
    Prevalent appetite to tackle big challenges grounded in practical approaches
    Opportunities aplenty to influence direction
    No politics, no needless process

    Cons

    Not as many perks as you'd get at a big company (but getting better)
    No swanky offices, just the essentials

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  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fantastic Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Fitbit full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    No one here has an ego. This is the only company I've worked at this is devoid of overbearing egos. This means that all the decisions getting made are being done so because of intelligent pragmatic reasoning.

    By far the best project management team I have ever worked with. The PMs here have the right balance of technical knowledge, organization skill and trust in their teams to ensure that projects are moving forward in a predictable way.

    In order to keep pace with our increasing product popularity we are constantly encountering and solving growth related technical challenges.

    There are a tremendous amount of interesting, intelligent and genuine people to interact with professionally and socially.

    Cons

    As the company continues to grow its beginning to lose its small company feel. I'm starting to not know larger numbers of people.

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  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great products, great company

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    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Fitbit full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    * Young, friendly and relaxed environment
    * Everybody is focused on delivering great products
    * Challenging and motivating work
    * Flexible working hours
    * Regular company communication meetings so everybody is aware of what's happening
    * Make products that people love

    Cons

    Desks are too small... that's the only negative thing I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going!

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  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Cutting Edge Products, Incredible Team and Laid-Back Environment

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Fitbit full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fitbit has an awesome work environment that is driven by making the best products out there. It's really laid back without any politics or red-tape. The culture and energy in the office contagious and keeps everyone excited to come in everyday and work on products we are all passionate about.

    Cons

    Everyone wears a lot of hats since we are small and growing. The hiring process is stringent since we want the best out there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep innovating and keep celebrating all the amazing accomplishments!

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  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Awesome leadership, exciting products, a lot of room for growth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Fitbit full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fitbit is an amazing company to be a part of within the tech scene in San Francisco. Fitbit has great leaders who are very transparent in the goals and vision of the company. Everyone is tied into a great mission of building products to enhance individuals lives. The work is incredibly exciting.

    Cons

    Like any start up there is a lot of work with limited resources, but this is to be expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in the best talent, employee appreciation incentives, and building the most innovative exciting products in this category.

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