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    Generally A- rating.

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

    I have been working at GoPro full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - People are great. They're smart, work-hard, play-hard types.
    - Products are awesome (don't really need to elaborate there - it's GoPro!)
    - Environment is cool. Everyone is pulling in the same direction. It's a lot of fun!
    - Benefits are good. No issues there - salary, bonus, stock, 401k, snack rooms, etc. Fairly typical for the Valley.

    Cons

    - Grown quickly from start-up to public company. Definitely some growing pains.
    - There's been some slips along the way, but it's getting better.
    - I read some other reviews. It's true that the management has been pretty bad in the past. But it's getting better (some of the newer execs know how to manage - will need to see if they're strong enough to fix everything). Time will tell.
    - There is some empire building (not really surprising in a fast-growing company). Not too bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Now that you're rich, don't forget about the little guys that put you there.
    - It wouldn't hurt to clean house - time for some of the more obnoxious, long-time individuals to go (you know who they are!!)
    - Watch the empire building. Some of your org choices are just weird!

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GoPro Interviews

Updated Sep 23, 2014
Updated Sep 23, 2014

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    Anonymous Employee  in  San Mateo, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at GoPro.

    Interview Details

    The interview process here took about a month from initial recruiter contact to final decision, and was great from start to finish. While I didn't end up getting an offer, I found every single person I met with to be very professional and passionate about the company, I was impressed with all of the people I met. It seems like it would be a great place to work, especially for a young (early thirties) man. It is a very heavily male/sporty/casual culture, and I suspect that it would be very difficult for someone that looks different to be accepted. (This is not a criticism, it is human nature to choose people that look just like you, especially at a young company.)

    Interview Questions
    • I didn't find that the interviews followed any sort of set format - the conversations were all very open and organic in terms of what was going on in the industry and the specific needs of the business, and how my particular skill set was relevant. There did seem to be a little bit of disagreement or maybe empire-building going on within/between two of the organizations - but I think that is to be expected with a company that is growing so quickly.   Answer Question
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Website www.gopro.com
Headquarters San Mateo, CA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (GPRO)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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