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Fitbit Overview

San Francisco, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
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.

Company Updates

  • Fitbit Ace launched!

    Fitbit Launches Fitbit Ace, Inspires Healthy Habits for Kids and Makes Fitness Fun for the Whole Family

    Fitbit's first wearable for kids helps families stay active together with daily activity and sleep tracking, motivating challenges, up to 5 days battery life, i and parental controls to safeguard kids' privacy Fitbit (NYSE: FIT), the leading global wearables brand, today introduced Fitbit Ace™, an activity tracker that makes fitness fun for kids while inspiring the entire family to build healthy habits together and help fight decreasing levels of activity in children.ii Designed for kids ages 8

  • Fitbit Versa Launched!

    Fitbit Introduces Fitbit Versa, the Smartwatch for All

    The lightest metal smartwatch in the U.S.

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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.


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.



Dedicated to health and fitness


Solving new and interesting challenges


Working together to make a difference



Our Perks



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


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


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


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


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


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

                                Bits from our Employees



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."


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."



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."



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."



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."


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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Fitbit CEO James Park
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    I have been working at Fitbit full-time (More than a year)


    I feel like my work contributes to the bigger picture and I'm able to learn a lot, and make a difference in my team. The people are really great, smart, and encouraging. I've worked before with teams who just talk talk talk and never get anything done. My team at Fitbit always leaves the meeting with action items, and actually follows up on them. The work/life balance is great. I rarely work late, and have a lot of flexibility to leave early if I need to, as long as I get my work done.

    Great perks like free workout classes, wearing workout clothes to work. I love that the mission is centered around health and fitness.


    No free lunch, not the best snacks.

    Advice to Management


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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



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview





    EE Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview


    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Fitbit (San Francisco, CA).


    1 phone interview. After that I came on site and met with several engineers in person. Each interview was about an hour. In total, I met with maybe 5 engineers who were all very nice people.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were general EE related questions. MCU, serial communication, spurious emissions, powering different devices.   Answer Question
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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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