- Fitbit update16 days ago
Our CEO, James Park and Jon Callaghan of True Ventures talk about the future of Fitbit at TechCrunch Disrupt SF!
- Fitbit update21 days ago
Welcoming Target as our new member of our corporate wellness program!
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
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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:
Boston Office Activities:
Christmas Party @ Flemings Steakhouse
Fitbit Boston's kickball team: Fitkick
We enjoy getting our steps in with lunchtime walks around the city.
We provide the option to participate in bi-weekly yoga classes, taken outside when weather permits.
a current Fitbit Boston member tracked her amazing Boston Marathon time using the Surge.
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I have been working at Fitbit full-time (Less than a year)
CEO and CTO are still very much connected to engineering. It's not uncommon to have James or Eric sitting in and contributing to an engineering discussion. It's clear from all my interactions with them that they care about the health of the organization, not just the bottom line. Fitbit has a great product and the leadership knows that they must continue to improve in order to stay on top of the market. The investment in engineering is impressive. Fitbit brings San Francisco engineering culture to San Diego and that's refreshing. Engineering managers all remain very technical and they continue to contribute to projects. The engineering team is extremely supportive, trusting and demanding all at the same time. Very flexible work hours to accommodate a healthy work/life balance. Afternoon walks/runs/workouts are extremely common. Fitbit is setup for remote workers. Working from home can sometimes be even more productive than working in the office. Modern workplace perks like 6 catered lunches a month, snacks, drinks, happy hour Fridays For now, they still pay for traditional (low-deductible) medical benefit plans Generous Employee Stock Purchase and Bonus Program
Fast growth is stretching the management team thin. Very ambitious schedules for future products are on the edge of demoralizing for the more seasoned Fitbiters. It will take time for the hiring boom to kick in and allow us to crank out new devices quicker and quicker.
Advice to Management
Create a policy for allowing failed candidates to try again. Get outside help with the teleconferencing equipment. 401K matching would be nice
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Fitbit (San Francisco, CA) in September 2015.
Standard process. Interview with the recruiter and then you move on to hiring manager. If you make that cut you're invited into the office to meet the team. I made it to the final round and had to follow up with recruiter several times. He was apologetic, but it did erase the concern I had about a company who boasts about caring about the employees but can't tell applicants where they stand in the process.
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.