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.
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.
Our users take 43% more steps with Fitbit.
This means better health and fitness, more energy, and an overall happier you.
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.
Dedicated to health and fitness
Solving new and interesting challenges
Working together to make a difference
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
From holiday parties to an unexpected game of competitive bowling, there's lots of opportunities to get to know the team
Monthly hack nights that put your mind to the test from building your workspace to building our next product
Every employee has a personal stake in the success and accomplishments of Fitbit
- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Fitbit full-time for more than a yearPros
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
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Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Fitbit in February 2014.Interview Details
Phone screen with HR, followed by phone screen with hiring manager, followed by "at home" coding project, followed by on-site interview in San Francisco.
The interview with the hiring manager wasn't very difficult. The at-home coding project seemed easy enough to me. They were fairly flexible in terms of scheduling the on-site (hiring manager mentioned that he "wasn't in any hurry" to fill this position).
Interview in S.F. wasn't quite what I'd expected. The job description was for an embedded Linux generalist, but it seemed to me that what they were looking for was more of a low-level firmware specialist who could do Linux if necessary. It wasn't really clear to me why they were looking for an embedded Linux person… the Fitbit devices of today are nowhere near being capable of running Linux (even very experimental stripped down versions), and the power envelope that these devices must run in lead me to believe that will continue to be true for a long time (it may _eventually_ be possible to run a Linux system on a button-cell battery, but the state of things isn't very close to that right now). It was clear from talking to the people there that they weren't quite sure what this position was all about either. After talking to about 6 people, the hiring manager came in and told me that they'd decided that I wasn't what they were looking for, so I had the whole afternoon and evening to wander around San Francisco before going home. Not a terrible deal, but I wish I could have gotten more out of it. I somewhat expected that the interview might be a little strange, since they told me that I was the first person that they'd ever brought in for this position.
I noticed that both of the "embedded Linux" positions posted on their website remained for about 5 months after I interviewed and then disappeared. I don't know if that's because they found someone who they thought was a fit, or if they just decided that the position didn't make sense at all for them.Interview Questions
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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: 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...