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Fitbit Overview

San Francisco, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
2007
Company - Public (FIT )
Consumer Products Manufacturing
Unknown / Non-Applicable
We're a passionate team dedicated to health & fitness who are building products that help transform people's lives. While health can be serious business, we feel it doesn't have to be. We believe ... Read more

Mission: Fitbit helps people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration, and guidance to reach their goals.

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Fitbit – Why Work For Us?


An Idea was Born

In 2007, our founders, Eric and James, realized that sensors and wireless technology had advanced to a point where they could bring amazing experiences to fitness and health. They embarked on a journey to create a wearable product that would change the way we move.

Our Mission

Fitbit helps people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration, and guidance to reach their goals.

Inspiring Change

Our users take 43% more steps with Fitbit.

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This means better health and fitness, more energy, and an overall happier you.

We're looking for people who are excited about health and technology, and how these together can make a difference in people's everyday lives.


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Committed

Dedicated to health and fitness


Creative

Solving new and interesting challenges


Collaborative

Working together to make a difference



 


 


Our Perks

WHAT SETS US APART

STAY ACTIVE AT WORK

Treadmill desks and weekly fitness classes like Zumba and running groups keep you moving on the job

SNACKS & HAPPY HOUR

A fully stocked kitchen with healthy and hearty snacks and happy hours every week

FIELD TESTING

As an employee, you have the opportunity to test out and help develop our new products

TEAM OUTINGS

From holiday parties to an unexpected game of competitive bowling, there's lots of opportunities to get to know the team

HACK NIGHTS

Monthly hack nights that put your mind to the test from building your workspace to building our next product

EQUITY

Every employee has a personal stake in the success and accomplishments of Fitbit


                                Bits from our Employees

 

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Matt Silva, Product Manager

"My background is in behavior change, and it’s a unique opportunity designing for products that span both hardware and software. People love their Fitbit’s and have an often personal relationship with them. Knowing that to be true, it’s really fun and awesome to be designing and building things for a product people care so much about. Everyone here is really smart and talented, and committed to helping people live healthier lives."


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Karla Robertson, Mechanical Engineering Manager

"I've worked on consumer electronic products for my entire career. At the beginning of my career, I knew I wanted to work on products that closely integrated into people's lives. And while I know people who love the smartphones and tablets that I have helped design, working at Fitbit has given me the opportunity to work on products that can truly improve people's lives. Not only do our products give our users a way to quantify their daily activity, but our products are also a physical reminder that they care about their health and wellness. When I look down at my wrist and see a Fitbit designed and developed by my team, I am reminded that I care about my own health, and that I should get out there and get more steps."

 

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Peter Molettiere, Director of Engineering

"I’ve been working at Fitbit for more than four years, and it has consistently provided a series of new and interesting challenges.  It’s great to work with such a talented and motivated team, on a product that has such a visible impact for so many people.  Everyone has a story about Fitbit has positively impacted the life of a relative or friend."

 

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Allie Russell, Research Engineer

"The fitbit research team is full of fun, talented, curious scientists and engineers, working on new sensors, new applications for our current sensors, better algorithms and interesting features. I focus on designing experiments to test all of the above on real users. My background is in general engineering. I value the variety of projects, collaboration and opportunities to learn on this team."

 

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Drew Matthews, Visual/Motion Designer 

"We have a really great team of designers and engineers that work together to design and build solutions for complex problems. Getting the chance to make changes, test and iterate and ship is really exciting. Working on screens that interact with hardware is pretty awesome. Also, It is extremely rewarding to work for a company that can have a tremendous positive impact on many people’s lives."



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Paul Schultz, Software Engineer

"As a 2013 graduate I’ve gotten to work on features that are core to Fitbit’s mission. The engineering team is strong with plenty of smart and experienced developers, and I’m still learning every day. I love it here—there’s still some startup culture, but with the impact of a larger company. The leadership teams are open-minded and always looking for ways to improve."



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Fitbit Reviews

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    "A great opportunity to learn, grow and make an positive impact"

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

    Pros

    - Work/life balance (seriously, the best I've ever had)
    - Opportunity to work autonomously, but also collaborate as a team with many brilliant people
    - Work for a company making a difference in the lives of so many people
    - Many greenfield opportunities. Still so much that needs to be done to grow this company and create a lasting legacy.
    - An incredibly supportive leadership team
    - Truly lives it's mission and encourages its employees to do stay healthy and fit
    - very casual work environment (e.g. lots of people who come to work in their workout gear on the regular, but Wednesday is officially workout Wednesday)

    If you love working on challenging projects, are open to change and thrive in an environment where you will always being solving complex problems in new and innovative ways, this is the place for you. If you are willing to work for it, you could very easily do the best work of your career here at Fitbit. This is not a rest and vest company, though there are quite a few of them still around.

    Cons

    - The company has had a pretty tough time setting a direction/strategy and then quickly executing against it. They were back on their heels for a bit, but are now starting to gain forward momentum again. If we can stay on track with current strategy, I am confident we will be even more successful than before.
    - There is no 401K match, but rumors are that it is in the works.
    - There is also not the gym that you would expect from a company like Fitbit, though they do give you $70/mo as a wellness stipend and there is a small shared gym in one of the buildings.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to share more. People just want to know what is going on--good, bad or otherwise. I know that there is a lot going on that we're afraid to talk about for some reason, but if everyone knew about all of the great work happening and we also talked more about challenges, it would go a long way in improving employee engagement and retention.

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Fitbit Photos

Fitbit photo of: Lobby at the new fitbit HQ
Fitbit photo of: Celebrating the listing of FIT on the NYSE - 6/18/15
Fitbit photo of: Offsite Friday on the ferry to Angel Island
Fitbit photo of: Amazing race games at the Spring Fling event on Angel Island
Fitbit photo of: On rainy days, one of our iOS engineer still gets his cycling done from his FitDesk !
Fitbit photo of: New all hand space @ Fitbit HQ
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Fitbit Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Fitbit (Boston, MA) in September 2017.

    Interview

    Half hour phone screen followed by ~4 hours of in person and teleconference interviews. Additionally the hiring person stayed in touch with me between the phone screen and in-person interviews and then after the in-person.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you compare velocity between two scrum teams?   1 Answer
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Fitbit Awards & Accolades

  • Most Innovative Companies, Fast Company, 2014
  • Gear of the year award, Men's Journal, 2013

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