Fitbit Reviews

Updated June 23, 2015
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  1. CRM Manager

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    Former Employee - CRM Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - CRM Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Fitbit (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, great product, high energy

    Cons

    no Clear technology direction for entire company

    Advice to Management

    clear plan on enterprise wide technology


  2. Helpful (2)

    “Excellent, fast paced company with passionate and friendly environment ”

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fitbit

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Passionate and friendly environment for all employees

    Cons

    Very Fast Paced and dynamic environment

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on the culture


  3. Helpful (17)

    Could have been great if not for two unprofessional middle managers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fitbit full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    In addition to the free catered lunch on Fridays, this is a great place to grow your career. I learned new things and met great people. Employees can learn not only how certain things are to be done but also why, which is the most important. Furthermore, the top executives are great people to work with as they are knowledgeable, professional, and not arrogant.

    Cons

    As much as I respect the top executives, I wish they deal with problem middle managers rather than doing nothing about it.

    I reported to two unprofessional middle managers who took credit for other people's work, played the blame game, cursed loudly at meetings, badmouthed people behind their backs, complained all day, and were more concerned about office politics than with getting work done. Furthermore, not only were they arrogant, but they were also incompetent. Numerous complaints were lodged to HR and to top executives against these two middle managers by several people they interacted with, but nothing was done.

    Therefore, if you report to an unprofessional middle manager, start looking elsewhere because nothing will be done to correct the situation.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and take action if there is a known problem with a middle manager. Kicking the can down the road will only make the problem worse.

    It's a shame. The top executives wanted me to stay. My colleagues wanted me to stay. I wanted to stay. But I couldn't stomach those two unprofessional middle managers any longer.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Good culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Fitbit

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture and atmosphere at lively Boston office. Growing company with lots of opportunity.

    Cons

    Many fast changes in a growing company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening


  6. Helpful (9)

    painful

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fitbit full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    exciting energetic company with good diversity

    Cons

    huge growth recently which effects culture and leads to more roles and responsibility confusion. unbaked processes and lots and lots of politics. sad for a company that is relatively small (or used to be). lots of politics.

    Advice to Management

    organize, and listen to people, not just the people who don't stop talking.


  7. Helpful (10)

    If Your Boss is a JERK, Oh WELL

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Fitbit full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free food, fun folks, nice offices, some nice peeps.

    Cons

    There is rampant favoritism and if your boss does't like you, too damn bad. They boarder on abusive and that's just the way it is.

    If you and your boss get along well, great! If not start looking because they will make your life miserable.

    Too many snotty, entitled millennials. Grow up kids!

    Oh, they have sold bulk orders to Monsanto. Help them get healthier while they kill us, great!

    Advice to Management

    Please listen to the staff when you do polls that are anonymous. There is some very interesting information there, for those brave enough to write the truth.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great Company, Great People

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fitbit full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment, awesome people to work with, tons of opportunity to branch out.

    Cons

    Heavy workload with long hours, processes were not yet developed and were hard to improve upon due to resistance from certain players.

    Advice to Management

    Remember this company was built on the hard work of great people, so continue to give them incentives to stay and continue to grow with the company past IPO, once you get there.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great culture, huge opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Fitbit full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hypergrowth company, leader in an extremely hot space. Employees are engaged and passionate. People are very friendly. Company has done an amazing job of executing, leading to very high market share (over 60%). High growth means lots of opportunities to grow, learn and participate in all kinds of neat projects.

    Cons

    High growth companies aren't for everyone. Things are always changing (that's the nature of young, fast-growing companies). Fast pace of hiring could make it challenging to retain the culture.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to execute, don't let the culture dissipate as the company grows.


  10. Helpful (20)

    Unhappy stepping

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Designer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Fitbit full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Top management is accessible, kinda. Good breakfast and weekend HH (weekend lunches used to be good, nof anymore). Growing brand will get you lot of attention in outside world.

    Cons

    Unskilled management across the board Mktg/Hardware/Sply Chain/Finance/Cust Support. No dearth of dictators and micro-managers here. Individual contributors certainly have little voice and are generally scared to voice opinions - therefore many yes men/women. Lot of cross-departmental stress/politics and team shifts are not encouraged (and managers will not not keep your discreet reqiests a secret). Management is generally all bells-n-whistles, and with impractical expectations. Ambitious subordinates, many of whom have never worked in a real company before, will use every opportunity to stab you in the back. Suck up or shut up and be prepared to face heat if you don't like no for an answer.

    Advice to Management

    Come out of the bubble if you really want company growth.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Excellent, fast paced company with passionate and friendly environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Fitbit

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Developers get to impact the company in a meaningful way, without having to jump through hoops or work through politics. Very friendly environment and culture with a healthy work-life balance, and the company is still moving very fast. Exciting growth in an industry that is a positive influence in in the world.

    Cons

    The company is growing very fast, which puts company culture at risk

    Advice to Management

    Continue to improve communication of product vision and company direction



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