Recent Updates
  • Fitbit update
    16 days ago

    Learn a little more about our CEO, James Park!

    Fitbit CEO James Park: 'My outlook is never have a rough quarter'

    Here's the odd thing about Fitbit cofounder and CEO James Park: For a guy who built a company devoted to measuring heart rates, his barely budges-with his pulse, for the most part, hovering between 60 and 80 beats per minute even on the day of Fitbit's IPO last month, when the stock shot up nearly 50%.

  • Fitbit update
    23 days ago

    New headquarters in the near future!

    Fitbit's San Francisco expansion is the second largest office deal of the year - San Francisco Business Times

    Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) grew its San Francisco office footprint by 154 percent with a 164,000-square-foot lease in the South Financial District - the second-largest deal in an existing building so far this year. "Our investment in this new space will enable us to expand our workforce as we continue to deliver innovative products and services to help people lead healthier, more active lives," the company wrote in a statement.

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Fitbit – Why Work For Us?

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An Idea was Born

In 2007, our founders, Eric and James, realized that sensors and wireless technology had advanced to a point where they could bring amazing experiences to fitness and health. They embarked on a journey to create a wearable product that would change the way we move.

Our Mission

To empower and inspire you to live a healthier, more active life. We design products and experiences that fit seamlessly into your life so you can achieve your health and fitness goals, whatever they may be.

Inspiring Change

Our users take 43% more steps with Fitbit.

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This means better health and fitness, more energy, and an overall happier you.

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We're looking for people who are excited about health and technology, and how these together can make a difference in people's everyday lives.


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Committed

Dedicated to health and fitness


Creative

Solving new and interesting challenges


Collaborative

Working together to make a difference



 


 


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Our Perks

WHAT SETS US APART

STAY ACTIVE AT WORK

Treadmill desks and weekly fitness classes like Zumba and running groups keep you moving on the job

CATERED FOOD & HAPPY HOUR

A fully stocked kitchen with healthy and hearty snacks, catered lunches and happy hours every week

TEAM OUTINGS

From holiday parties to an unexpected game of competitive bowling, there's lots of opportunities to get to know the team

HACK NIGHTS

Monthly hack nights that put your mind to the test from building your workspace to building our next product

EQUITY

Every employee has a personal stake in the success and accomplishments of Fitbit


                                Bits from our Employees

 

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Matt Silva, Product Manager

"My background is in behavior change, and it’s a unique opportunity designing for products that span both hardware and software. People love their Fitbit’s and have an often personal relationship with them. Knowing that to be true, it’s really fun and awesome to be designing and building things for a product people care so much about. Everyone here is really smart and talented, and committed to helping people live healthier lives."


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Karla Robertson, Mechanical Engineering Manager

"I've worked on consumer electronic products for my entire career. At the beginning of my career, I knew I wanted to work on products that closely integrated into people's lives. And while I know people who love the smartphones and tablets that I have helped design, working at Fitbit has given me the opportunity to work on products that can truly improve people's lives. Not only do our products give our users a way to quantify their daily activity, but our products are also a physical reminder that they care about their health and wellness. When I look down at my wrist and see a Fitbit designed and developed by my team, I am reminded that I care about my own health, and that I should get out there and get more steps."

 

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Peter Molettiere, Director of Engineering

"I’ve been working at Fitbit for more than four years, and it has consistently provided a series of new and interesting challenges.  It’s great to work with such a talented and motivated team, on a product that has such a visible impact for so many people.  Everyone has a story about Fitbit has positively impacted the life of a relative or friend."

 

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Allie Russell, Research Engineer

"The fitbit research team is full of fun, talented, curious scientists and engineers, working on new sensors, new applications for our current sensors, better algorithms and interesting features. I focus on designing experiments to test all of the above on real users. My background is in general engineering. I value the variety of projects, collaboration and opportunities to learn on this team."

 

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Drew Matthews, Visual/Motion Designer 

"We have a really great team of designers and engineers that work together to design and build solutions for complex problems. Getting the chance to make changes, test and iterate and ship is really exciting. Working on screens that interact with hardware is pretty awesome. Also, It is extremely rewarding to work for a company that can have a tremendous positive impact on many people’s lives."



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Paul Schultz, Software Engineer

"As a 2013 graduate I’ve gotten to work on features that are core to Fitbit’s mission. The engineering team is strong with plenty of smart and experienced developers, and I’m still learning every day. I love it here—there’s still some startup culture, but with the impact of a larger company. The leadership teams are open-minded and always looking for ways to improve."



Fitbit has another major office located in Boston, MA

Our Boston location is in the heart of the Innovation District at 250 Summer Street directly on the Fort Point Channel with waterfront views. We are a convenient six minute walk to South Station with additional nearby public transportation options. 

The idea of Fitbit's Boston office originated directly from our co-founders, James Park and Eric Friedman who recognized the immense local talent provided by several of the nation's best schools in addition to the growing technology community in Boston. Originally slated as a software engineering office, Fitbit Boston's office has continued to grow and currently includes dedicated teams focused on Software, Firmware, Business Intelligence, Research, iOS, Android and Recruiting. 

The View at 250 Summer Street:

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Boston Office Activities: 

Christmas Party @ Flemings Steakhouse

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Fitbit Boston's kickball team: Fitkick

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We enjoy getting our steps in with lunchtime walks around the city.

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We provide the option to participate in bi-weekly yoga classes, taken outside when weather permits.

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a current Fitbit Boston member tracked her amazing Boston Marathon time using the Surge.

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Fitbit Reviews

3.9
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Fitbit CEO James Park
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38 Ratings
  • Helpful (1)

    Fast and fun company, needs to grow up in some areas

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Fitbit full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Things happen fast, and growth is astounding. This results in an environment where an individual can have a lot of impact, but they need to be able to deal with uncertainties and sometimes chaos. Most people seem to be working hard and are productive, and are fun to be around. I've not really met any jerks yet. Decent work-life balance as in folks leave the office mostly on time to get home (could use more relaxed PTO policies though).

    Cons

    There's severe lack in "people processes" - I haven't yet found out if there's any kind of performance review process or how feedback gets back to employees. The office's desk areas are very cramped, incredibly noisy, and clutter everywhere (the meeting rooms/lobby/break areas are nice though), worse than any other SF office I've seen. No personal space at all. I hope that gets better with the new office.

    Advice to Management

    - Get people processes into place - Improve the work areas


Fitbit Interviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

32%
18%
49%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

49%
36%
7%

Interview Difficulty

2.6
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    Recruiting Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7 weeksinterviewed at Fitbit.

    Interview

    I was contacted by the hiring manager very quickly. We spoke for about 45 minutes and agreed to move to the next steps. First in person with 4 people in the Boston office, very welcoming and good interviews. Next round was in the SF office for an afternoon of interviews. Process moved very smoothly and the Recruiter was always in touch letting me know what was going on.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you go about finding "x" candidate? Give me examples of success and failures that you have had in your career.   Answer Question

Fitbit Awards & Accolades

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Most Innovative Companies , Fast Company, 2014
Gear of the year award , Men's Journal, 2013

Additional Info

Website www.fitbit.com
Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 2007
Type Company - Public (FIT )
Industry Manufacturing

We're a passionate team dedicated to health & fitness who are building products that help transform people's lives. While health can be serious business, we feel it doesn't have to be. We believe you're more likely to reach your goals if you're encouraged to have fun, smile, and feel empowered along the way.

Mission: Fitbit empowers and inspires you to lead a healthier, more active life. We design health and fitness products and experiences that fit seamlessly into your life — because achieving your goals comes from what you do every day. We give you the insights and encouragement to make smart choices, to see how small everyday changes add up to big results.

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