Fitbit

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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

Fitbit Reviews

25 Reviews
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25 Reviews
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Fitbit CEO James Park
James Park
24 Ratings
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    Fast paced company with accountability

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fitbit full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's a fairly large startup, but each position is given significant influence to the success of the company. It has a good, recognizable name in the Tech industry. It is easy to reach senior management from entry level / junior positions and they respond to your concerns. There's not much of a hierarchy feel in Fitbit, which I like. The perks are nice and working with people who are genuinely passionate about building innovative products is fulfilling in itself.

    Cons

    Because it's growing so fast, I can see people inundated with work that they can't handle by themselves. Some teams work long hours and receive the least amount of help in terms of growing their actual team. There needs to be better communication across teams from production to distribution and the same problems that occur during this process needs to be addressed and fixed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication across all fronts needs to be more streamlined and transparent. Keep releasing a multitude of products but have an honest, sincere expectation of launch dates and expect delays.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

Fitbit Interviews

Updated Dec 15, 2014
Updated Dec 15, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

27%
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57%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

71%
22%
4%

Interview Difficulty

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    QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Interview Details

    It started with a Phone interview with hiring manager. That went ofk eventhough the recruiting team didn't schedule the time properly...miscommunication.

    They then invited me in for an onsite interview and I made plans to stay there from 10-4 as they stated. During the interview, the first 2 people seemed very nice, however, to note...I believe the interviewing was very much specific to how things function at Fitbit. That being said, since I have been working at different companies I have had to learn many things from the ground up--every place is indeed different and QA styles are not generally not that incredibly difficult to pick up. I did think I was a good fit and I absolutely know I can do the position well, however, I believe the focus was a bit Fitbit specific. I then met with the next 2 people...nice people good conversation. Then there was a break for lunch around 1pm.

    Right after the second interviewer when I was assuming I was going to lunch around 1pm, then the recruiter coordinator came in and said to go home. I then got no further feedback from HR. This is completely unprofessional and the amount of effort on my part that was put in to be dismissed in a very unappreciative, disrepectful fashion really makes me think quite differently about the company itself. The onsite interview style combined with how HR functions at Fitbit, really puts a damper on how the appears to the public, especially if this continues with other candidates.

    If this is what is normal for the culture in how they treat people...I would beware! Don't do it! Many other competitors....don't get roped into this one! Surely they will tank someday...product is not that revolutionary.

    Interview Questions
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    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2007
Type Company - Private
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

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