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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.

Company Updates

  • Check out the new Fitbit Ionic smartwatch: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQuXC.

    Introducing Fitbit Ionic

    Get the watch designed for your life with Fitbit Ionic-a motivating timepiece packed with fitness guidance, health insights, music storage, apps and more

  • Pair your Fitbit Ionic smartwatch with the new Flyer wireless headphones.

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    Fitbit just released its first-ever wireless headphones - here's what they're like

    With Fitbit's newest product, the fitness company is moving beyond the wrist to a new body part: the ears. On Monday, Fitbit launched its first-ever pair of wireless headphones, the Fitbit Flyer. While Fitbit has branched out from wearable fitness trackers before with its Aria smart scale (the Aria 2 launched Monday as well), headphones are a totally new wearable for the company.

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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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    I have been working at Fitbit full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Humbling year is starting to show signs of turnaround. Mood is becoming better as we gain confidence in our strategy. Great work/life balance.

    Cons

    Management is generally cheap and slow. Generally better at vision than execution. Could be better at defining career tracks.

    Advice to Management

    If you want people to stay, help them grow in their career rather than bringing in outside 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

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Getting an Interview

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    Marketing Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
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    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Fitbit (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    Process started with a phone screen with recruiter, then a phone screen with the hiring manager. Had an on-site interview in San Francisco then a follow-up phone interview. The whole process from initial phone screen to decline took over 5 months while the interviews were spread over a 3 month period. I was in sporadic conversation with the recruiters during the time but they where unable to manage an efficient process and make a decision.

    Completely unacceptable, unprofessional, and highlights an in ability for a company to pick a direction, make a decision, and execute. Was ultimately declined a position when the company shared with me that decided to hire in a completely different direction for a person with different background and qualifications.

    I was also disappointed with the onsite interview experience and process that was unwelcoming and didn’t give me any opportunity to get a feel for the company. Discussions were 30 minutes or less and everyone seemed rushed like they had somewhere better to be.

    My guess is that the experience reflects a lack of clarity or direction in the company in general.

    Interview questions where straight forward and expected for the role.

    Interview Questions

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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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