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GoPro Overview

San Mateo, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
2003
Company - Public (GPRO)
Consumer Products Manufacturing
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
GoPro makes it easy for people to celebrate and share experiences. We believe life is more meaningful when shared. We build cameras, software and accessories that help the world share itself in immersive and exciting ways.

GoPro, HERO, Karma, Quik ... Read more

Mission: GoPro enables the pursuit, expression and celebration of human passion, by making it easy for people to capture and share life's most meaningful experiences.

Company Updates

  • GoPro reduces prices on HERO5 lineup: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQLNg

    GoPro Reduces Prices on HERO5 Lineup

    Boasting video capabilities up to 4K30 and professional quality photo capture, the newly priced HERO5 Black and HERO5 Session are also enabled with QuikStories - the easiest way to create and share your moments using the GoPro app, which automatically edits your footage into a QuikStory-an epic video with music and effects.

  • GoPro Quik App is Named Best of 2017: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQLNU

    GoPro Quik App Is Named Best of 2017

    With Quik, you can create awesome videos with just a few taps. Choose your favorite photos and video clips then let Quik work its magic. In seconds, it finds great moments, adds beautiful transitions and effects, and syncs everything to the beat of the music.

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GoPro – Why Work For Us?


A letter from our Founder and CEO

Think it. See it. Do it.

We dream. We have passionate ideas about what’s possible in this world. Our passions lead us to create experiences and realities that expand our world and inspire those around us.

GoPro helps people capture and share their lives’ most meaningful experiences with others—to celebrate them together. Like how a day on the mountain with friends is more meaningful than one spent alone, the sharing of our collective experiences makes our lives more fun.

The world’s most versatile cameras are what we make.

Enabling you to share your life through incredible photos and videos is what we do.

This is your life...GoPro.

Nicholas Woodman
Founder and CEO


 
 
 
GoPro has become one of the most exciting brands in the world by helping people capture and share their passions and experiences. With this success, we’ve asked ourselves: How can we leverage the magic of GoPro to make the world better? How can we do more than just succeed as a business?
 
Our answer is GoPro for a Cause. By providing capture equipment, media production, content distribution and financial support, GoPro for a Cause helps altruistic individuals and organizations grow their movements, share their stories, and inspire the world.
 
Check out GoPro for a Cause here:  https://gopro.com/goproforacause to learn more! 
 


On November 6th, 2015 UP Aerospace Inc. launched the 20-foot (6 meter) tall SL-10 rocket into near-space. The mission: deploy the Maraia Capsule testing the aerodynamics and stability of the payload on re-entry to the atmosphere. The rocket reached an altitude of 396,000ft (120,700 meters) and speeds up to Mach 5.5 (3800mph or 6115km/h) at engine burnout.

Shot 100% on the HERO4® camera from GoPro

GoPro Reviews

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
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    I have been working at GoPro full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    GoPro sets the standard for work/life balance. I have taken 30+ days off this year and it hasnt been an issue. You work hard when needed and youre allowed to enjoy life. Workplace culture is a very relaxed and everyone is open to collaboration.

    Cons

    Being too chill can be a bad thing. Everyone seems to be coasting and no one really is pushing the line. Most of the talent has left in the past year and the company is really riding the slowing momentum of 'the brand'.

    The company has not backfilled positions after the layoffs so everyone is spread super thin and isnt able to really do one or two things to their maximum potential. Everything is done to the minimum needed to get by.

    Advice to Management

    Stop listening to Nick's 'gut decisions' and use data to drive the ship.

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GoPro Photos

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GoPro Interviews

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    Software Test Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at GoPro (San Mateo, CA) in October 2017.

    Interview

    1) Quick phone call with the recruiter. He was new and could not find the initial screening one-liner questions!
    2) Technical interview with hiring manager. He asked 2 coding questions. Pretty simple DS questions
    3) Onsite 5 rounds interview. Interviewers were friendly except for the hiring manager. DS coding questions-medium level were asked along with detailed questions on my experience and projects. Hiring manager asked all the basic questions of system level. Over all experience was good. I was expecting positive reply as I did well but they said although interviewers were impressed they want someone with more experience in automation. Dint they check my resume before calling me?

    Interview Questions

    • Graph, tree, threading, system level, automation and testing, string-medium level   Answer Question
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GoPro Awards & Accolades

  • Technology and Engineering Emmy, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), 2013

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