Fitbit Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Excellent, fast paced company with passionate and friendly environment

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Fitbit

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Continue to improve communication of product vision and company direction

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    Positive Outlook
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  2. 4 people found this helpful

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    No expectation to work long hours - come and go as you please as long as work gets done. There is good communication within my team and daily meetings where opinions are heard so that everyone feels valuable.
    For a recent grad, the salary/compensation is competitive versus offers from the big software companies (Amazon, Facebook, Google). The increase in salary makes up for the limited perks compared to the big companies.

    Cons

    The only con that I can think of is that perks are limited to snacks/drinks and happy hour/catered lunch once a week.

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  3. Nice place to work

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Small teams, standard startup feeling. I can walk to every one and they are willing to help me. There isn't much meetings, mostly working on my stuff.

    Cons

    Lunch is not provided every day

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  5. great experience!

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    Former Employee - Customer Support in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Support in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Fitbit

    Pros

    Everyone was super nice and supportive. I felt like I could approach anyone in the company easily.

    Cons

    Customer service anywhere can be emotionally stressful for some people, and the offices were in two different buildings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing you.

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    Positive Outlook
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  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Software Engineering Internship

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    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Fitbit part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    -great company culture - happy hour every friday, fun people, no hierarchy in company structure; easy to communicate across teams
    -as an intern, was able to work on meaningful projects as a member of the site engineering team - felt very much like a part of the team by the end of the summer
    -awesome work being done

    Cons

    -not much to say here; really enjoyed working at fitbit and the people i had a chance to meet

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  7. 5 people found this helpful

    Love my job and the people I work with

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

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

    Pros

    I've been working here for close to 2 years and my experience has been that people are trying hard to make a great product but without a lot of politics and drama - at least in the teams I interact with. We try to hire people that are easy to work with and good communicators and it helps a lot. I've been in many engineering teams where they would hire smart but hard-to-work with engineers instead of building good teams, and I much prefer this.
    Benefits are always relative - there are nice office perks snacks, some free lunches and a happy hour at the office, but more importantly the pay is great, and hours are reasonable.

    Cons

    From these reviews it sounds like some teams do not have the experience that I've had, which is concerning. My personal experience has been very positive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out what is happening in the teams that are unhappy - it hurts morale and is probably hurting our ability to hire good talent.

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  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Best place I've ever worked!

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

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

    Pros

    It's obvious as soon as you walk in the door how passionate everyone is about working at Fitbit. Everyone is here because they absolutely love the products, love the culture, and believe in Fitbit's mission. Combine all that with being at company that's at the forefront of, arguably, the hottest tech space out there! What more do you want?!?!

    Cons

    Honestly none...it's by far the most fun I've ever had at a job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

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    Positive Outlook
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  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Great team of people working on a cool product.

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    Current Employee - IOS Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - IOS Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    It's awesome to work on a product that I use daily. The people are great too, willing to help and nice.
    Management is very trusting. Employees know where the company is and where it is going. The work environment is pretty relaxed- I play ping pong pretty much every day in the office.

    Cons

    The office is split into two floors which can be annoying sometimes.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Fun job with good people

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    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    * Wonderful group of people to work with in firmware. It is like a team of the top people you'd find if you were working at other companies.
    * Laid back culture.
    * Close to most major transit in the Bay Area.
    * Fun problems to solve.
    * Upper management feels accessible and has an engineering background.

    Cons

    * Seems like there's always more work to do. This may or may not be a bad thing.
    * Office is a bit cramped right now, but will be moving to a bigger office soon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. Take a vision and run with it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Challenging, fun and friendly

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    Current Employee - On the Research Team in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - On the Research Team in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Some really challenging problems.
    Really great team: smart, motivated, friendly, encouraging.
    A really exciting space to be in at the moment (wearables).

    Cons

    The company has grown past the tiny stage and has turned into a very legitimate company. That means roles are starting to become less dynamic. That can be a pro for some people though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on keepin on. Continue to hire for the cultural fit. Continue to work with the teams and people that don't mesh as well.

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    Positive Outlook
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