48 employees reported this benefit
DTO so we had unlimited time off when needed and mandatory time off as well on top of it
GoPro offers DTO (Discretionary Time Off) vs. PTO. DTO is unlimited, not allotted or saved up but rather simply approved by your manager. The jury's out for some employees who like to have PTO payouts of unused time OR have an expected amount of time set aside for vacations. I happen to think this system is brilliant as I can take days here and there with family and not feel like I need to "save" for a rainy day or big vacation. Also, many companies have pooled sick time into PTO meaning whenever you call in sick you're loosing your vacation time. That system encourages employees to come in sick (potentially as a vector to the office) vs. DTO where you can stay home without regretting losing vacation. Having worked closely with HR, I can attest that GoPro's intentions of DTO are truly to encourage work-life balance and it is not part of some greater ploy to save on vacation by not paying out PTO or by forecasting that employees will use less vacation in a DTO system vs. PTO.
lots of time off and lots of partying
Unlimited time off, with a shutdown at the Christmas holiday.
Until recently vacation and sick leave were lumped together under fixed number of days of PTO. The company blackmailed you out of much of this time every December to cook the books. Now they are shifting to a model where you get to suck up to your manager to take as much as you like or as little as they think you deserve. This works great for the folks that never show up and can do no wrong - everyone else is subject to the whims of their owner/manager.
PTO is now DTO, which is basically just a modest way of saying unlimited time off.
You get 20 days of PTO per year right from day 1.
Vacation pay was not offered, paid time was a result of good attendance. Understandable, hence the neutral rating.