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    Epic company to work for, if you're in the inner circle

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    I worked at GoPro full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Killer benefits and perks
    Free equipment
    Paid travel to trade shows
    Awesome events for employees
    Like minded individuals
    Felt like a startup at times
    Its easy to believe in the company's potential

    Cons

    Rigid hours
    Management lacks cohesion and focus (this comes from the very top down leaving lower level managers in a bad position)
    Lack of transparency - this is to be expected with a company this large but there are lots of little secrets that people pass around - again you need to be in the inner circle
    Promotion and reward not always based on merit. There are a handful of individuals in higher level positions because they are friends with the management, not because they deserve to be there.
    Teams are entirely separate and are not aware of each others goals. There seems to be little interest in fixing this. Its somewhat of a Google approach so no one team knows the full picture. Helps new products and initiatives remain secret.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Now that there are billions in the bank, quit focusing on how to make that much more money. It will come now that GoPro is a verb much like Xerox or Sharpie.

    Trim the fat - the employees that have moved around the company and are bad apples. They can go. Many people dislike them and it weakens confidence in culture and professionalism.

    Keep the stoke alive. You have this down so far. If this can remain intact or even grow more, all the employees will be happy.

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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
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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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.)

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    • 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 $50 to $100 million (USD) per year
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