Fitbit Reviews

Updated October 4, 2014
Updated October 4, 2014
21 Reviews
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  1. 11 people found this helpful  

    Great location but company poorly managed

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations
    Current Employee - Operations

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

    Pros

    Cool product. Nice people.

    Cons

    Operationally dysfunctional and lack of exec leadership. Bringing in talented people and cannot retain them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are going to hire and build a team, than be committed to Lead, otherwise step aside and move on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Challenging, fun and friendly

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fun, Young Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I came to Fitbit after working for one of the giants of Silicon Valley, really wanting to go somewhere with the small company feel. While Fitbit is no longer super small, upper management did a great job at maintaining the culture that was there when it was still a very early stage start-up. Everyone is extremely passionate about the products and the company and you are able to pick up on that right away. Very open and collaborative environment, very transparent and flat, tons of different types of people and personalities which really make for a fun, unique environment.

    Cons

    Only real con is that we're spread out right now...three different floors / offices that can make it to get face time in with all the different teams. That should be solved when we make the move to our new office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 9 people found this helpful  

    Low Salaries, Poor Middle Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    Pros

    free food
    casual work attire
    great concept
    happy hour on fridays

    Cons

    LOW NON-COMPETITIVE SALARIES
    most are contract employees = no benefits, paid vaca, paid holidays or anything
    huge work load
    middle management is abusive and unprofessional, Sr management not willing to listen
    lots of free UNHEALTHY food, odd for a fitness/wellness company
    very high school mentality among younger employees who are clicky
    staff who has been there longer turn their noses up at new hires, not welcoming or friendly
    HR is all about cronyism and there are contract people with no skills getting paid more
    be expected to work 24/7 from your phone/laptop

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that middle management is following the culture you originally created!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Meaningful and fulfilling work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Smart people who are good at what they do and easy to get along with
    Prevalent appetite to tackle big challenges grounded in practical approaches
    Opportunities aplenty to influence direction
    No politics, no needless process

    Cons

    Not as many perks as you'd get at a big company (but getting better)
    No swanky offices, just the essentials

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fantastic Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    No one here has an ego. This is the only company I've worked at this is devoid of overbearing egos. This means that all the decisions getting made are being done so because of intelligent pragmatic reasoning.

    By far the best project management team I have ever worked with. The PMs here have the right balance of technical knowledge, organization skill and trust in their teams to ensure that projects are moving forward in a predictable way.

    In order to keep pace with our increasing product popularity we are constantly encountering and solving growth related technical challenges.

    There are a tremendous amount of interesting, intelligent and genuine people to interact with professionally and socially.

    Cons

    As the company continues to grow its beginning to lose its small company feel. I'm starting to not know larger numbers of people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great products, great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    Pros

    * Young, friendly and relaxed environment
    * Everybody is focused on delivering great products
    * Challenging and motivating work
    * Flexible working hours
    * Regular company communication meetings so everybody is aware of what's happening
    * Make products that people love

    Cons

    Desks are too small... that's the only negative thing I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Cutting Edge Products, Incredible Team and Laid-Back Environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Fitbit has an awesome work environment that is driven by making the best products out there. It's really laid back without any politics or red-tape. The culture and energy in the office contagious and keeps everyone excited to come in everyday and work on products we are all passionate about.

    Cons

    Everyone wears a lot of hats since we are small and growing. The hiring process is stringent since we want the best out there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep innovating and keep celebrating all the amazing accomplishments!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 11 people found this helpful  

    High stress, low pay, odd culture.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Lots of free food, drinks and products. The CEO and CFO are good guys, and there are plenty of smart people to go around.

    Cons

    Employees are overworked and many are unhappy. For being a company that makes fitness products, there is little incentive for employees to be healthy themselves. Overcrowded, germ-ridden workspaces, long work days, and boozy happy hours reign, while there is little of funding for most athletic events, lame gym membership discounts ($5 off at the YMCA), and a general lack of work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check in on how employees are feeling in all departments. There is some major mismanagement bordering on abuse happening in some of them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Awesome leadership, exciting products, a lot of room for growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    Pros

    Fitbit is an amazing company to be a part of within the tech scene in San Francisco. Fitbit has great leaders who are very transparent in the goals and vision of the company. Everyone is tied into a great mission of building products to enhance individuals lives. The work is incredibly exciting.

    Cons

    Like any start up there is a lot of work with limited resources, but this is to be expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in the best talent, employee appreciation incentives, and building the most innovative exciting products in this category.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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