MapMyFitness Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
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  1. Amazing Workplace

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at MapMyFitness

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology merging sport & fitness with passion for technology and the bleeding edge tech of technology.

    Cons

    Project teams can be split across the main development centers in Austin, TX and Denver, CO however great culture of remote collaboration so this is minimized.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Strategically-Challenged Executive Team

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MapMyFitness (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Early entrant in a dynamic space (connected fitness)
    - huge user base affords a great opportunity to someone with a vision
    - largely unleveraged pool of strong developer talent
    - acquisition by UnderArmour provides a chance to replace weak management and define a business model

    Cons

    - remarkable inability to monetize a huge user base
    - weak management team; no demonstrated ability to define a coherent strategy
    - large, rapid swings in strategy, with no corresponding execution plans
    - VC involvement is surprisingly haphazard
    - UnderArmour acquisition masks the as-yet-unproven ability to create a viable business model

    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Good Company/Good People

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MapMyFitness

    Pros

    MMF was a great place to work. I was out of a different location so I didn't get to experience the office environment, but from what I experienced, the people were great-comprised mostly of young people that work hard/play hard.

    Cons

    Growing pains: Company went through a few restructurings while I was there...typical start-up environment-hire too fast, too many layers of management, etc. I'm sure it's evened out now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Dynamic Success Story

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at MapMyFitness full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing, friendly motivated and bright group, all around. Incredible opportunity to help shape a rapidly growing market in Health, Fitness, and Connected Technology

    Cons

    Sprints can mean long hours, which can lead to a somewhat predictable burnout for most technical employees. If you're good at something, expect to keep doing it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Now that you've got where you initially wanted to go, slow down and take a 5 year plan approach. Share that vision, map it out. Stay on target.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Didn't Stay Long

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MapMyFitness full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    At the time they were a smallish company, there are several people there that are truly amazing.

    Cons

    Little trust between employees and managers, poor balance between pay and long hours, little follow through on promises made to employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Lots of potential, needs stronger leadership

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MapMyFitness full-time

    Pros

    Friendly people, relaxed atmosphere, lots of potential, good location. Lots of raw talent in the middle management, design, and technical ranks. Created the industry.

    Cons

    Management is highly distracted and not always willing to make decisions. Consequently much effort is wasted, little innovation occurs, and employees are frustrated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Choose a guiding vision, cut products that don't fit within it, and then pursue it aggressively and decisively.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful

    Fun place to work, but has poor technical leadership.

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    Former Employee - Developer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Developer in Austin, TX

    I worked at MapMyFitness full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay is OK. Fairly relaxed environment for a small company. Feels good to work on a product you can use for yourself.

    Cons

    Missing strong technical leaders, so devs waste time wondering in the sticks. The communication barrier between the Denver and Austin offices is annoying.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow a real development process and increase communication. Seek outside help if you can't figure it out alone.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Brilliant.

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    Current Intern - Intern in Austin, TX
    Current Intern - Intern in Austin, TX

    I have been working at MapMyFitness as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    The work environment is incredible. All of the people at the office are so friendly and welcoming. Such a productive and creative learning environment.

    Cons

    The ONLY con is that I am an intern and have to leave once school starts back up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you guys are doing, because it's working. I've worked for some other companies and the fact that y'all take the time to have an "All hands on deck" meeting and give everyone updates as to whats going on, where y'all want to take the company and what each role is, is exactly what a company like this needs to be as successful as it is and as successful as it will become.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. There is no better place on the planet to work if you want to help people around the world achieve their fitness goals

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at MapMyFitness full-time

    Pros

    Best team of people I've ever worked with on the most amazing product I've ever built. The list of benefits are too long to list them all but there are some good ones including $500 fitness reimbursement for anything fitness related per year.

    Cons

    Sometimes things are moving so fast that some details get missed but that is the tricky part about working for startups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Over communicate the good stuff!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. One of the coolest little companies on the planet

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    + Great team where everyone seems to be down for the mission
    + Company makes a product that actually makes the world a better place
    + If you are a runner or cyclist, you will not find a better fit... I promise.
    + Python!
    + Casual work environment
    + Weekly office runs and rides
    + On-site showers
    + $500 fitness credit each year
    + 100% company-paid insurance
    + Free parking downtown (killer office location at 6th and Rio Grande)
    + Free beer
    + Free snacks (including fresh fruit)
    + Insane amount of candy
    + Spontaneous ping pong tourneys

    Cons

    - Hours can sometimes be long around releases
    - Still a little start-up crazy... everyone wears multiple hats
    - You will go into culture shock for sure if you are coming from a large company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Need to hire more people!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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