Jawbone
3.4 of 5 22 reviews
www.jawbone.com San Francisco, CA 150 to 499 Employees

Jawbone Reviews

Updated Jun 27, 2014
Jawbone – San Francisco – “Meetings on the Jawbone Roof deck.”

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3.4 22 reviews

                             

71% Approve of the CEO

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Hosain Rahman

(14 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Sr. Software Engineer

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsWell designed products
    Bright engineers with lots of innovation
    Great benefits and balanced work environment

    ConsGreat products, but company should find ways to improve marketing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more engineers and focus on releasing products earlier. Don't give up your audio products. They also hold great promise.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best place to work

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsOrganized structure..Good products..Enthu work culture

    ConsSo far so good..no complaints

    Advice to Senior ManagementSo far so good..no complaints

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    Brilliant colleagues, pioneering products, and excellent benefits

    Product Manager (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsYou know those highly sought after employers like Google, Apple, or Facebook? People leave those companies on a regular basis to work at Jawbone because it's, quite simply, one of the greatest places to work. They offer the stability and cushy perks of a big company but still have a relaxed startup culture where innovation is encouraged and individuals can have a huge impact on products. And the products are seriously rad.

    ConsScaling so quickly has resulted in some growing pains at Jawbone - it's not always clear what areas are managed by what teams and there is often unnecessary overlap. There are also inefficiencies resulting from so many different systems being used. For example, if you want the ability to chat with everyone at the company, you'll need to set up accounts with three different chat providers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake high-level company priorities clear to individual teams.
    Continue to focus on efficient growth.
    Keep up the great work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A company built and run by passionate people

    Product Management Intern (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsDespite the hierarchies the organization is pretty flat. I had the opportunity to interact with the founder and senior leadership on a 1-1 basis. I was really happy working for my manager and team. Everyone is really friendly and helpful. Most importantly I found that everyone is really passionate about what they do a the company. Which is a big positive!

    ConsNothing really. I wish my internship was longer :)

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore parties on the roof during the summertime

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Intern (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsLearned a lot at my internship and got to work on interesting problems and cool products. Jawbone isn't a huge company so you don't feel lost or bored with not enough work like you would doing an internship at a large company. People at Jawbone are really cool to work with and the culture is fun. Employees get free meals at work which is super nice, and you get cool swag.

    ConsAs an intern I had a really positive experience. No complaints, however it would have been cool to get more Jawbone t-shirts.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive interns more high fives.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun environment, great people, cool products, interesting technical challenges.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsCatered lunches are delicious, work time environment is fun and laid back. They are working on some very cool products with very cool technical challenges approaching. Expanding rapidly and headed in the right direction.

    ConsLocation of the offices aren't amazing. While only a 15 minute walk from CalTrain, the neighborhood isn't that exciting. The office building itself is cool but not that great.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    My fellow Jawbone employees are my family

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSurrounded by incredibly talented, caring, and hard-working people; beautiful and revolutionary products; always have your voice heard

    ConsI didn't have any negative experiences

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Working at Jawbone has been one of the best opportunities I have ever had.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGrowth, opportunities, creativity, design, young, start-up

    ConsSmall, lack of structure, disorganized, small teams

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    Good company, lacking in production iteration

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsGood people, good beer. Strong engineering culture.

    ConsJawbone doesn't iterate products fast enough.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIterate products faster, keep up with market demand.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent Company Weighed Down by Legacy Senior Leadership

    (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsGreat product line, excellent vision, solid rising management class. Many high-horsepower, high-eq new employees.

    ConsLegacy senior leadership from true startup days are limiting potential of new pre-ipo hires. Lots of ego and pretension among the former heads of the company; even some of the current heads.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou are no longer the smartest people in the room, lose the ego, help the company grow.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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