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GoPro Overview

www.gopro.com
San Mateo, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
2003
Company - Public (GPRO)
Manufacturing
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
GoPro enables people to self-capture immersive and engaging footage of their favorite activities. GoPro is a brand focused on enabling the world to capture and share its passion in the form of immersive and engaging content.

From extreme to mainstream ... Read more

Mission: 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 ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Media luminary Lauren Zalaznick is GoPro's newest Board Member. In her words: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIJPT

    Lauren Zalaznick: My Thoughts on Joining the GoPro Board of Directors

    Today, I officially join the GoPro board of directors - a role which closely tracks with my experiences helping transform the cultural landscape of mass media. I see GoPro as a global change agent in evolving how people tell and experience the stories that shape their lives.

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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.

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GoPro Reviews

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    Pros

    There is a great deal of freedom, employees are supported and encouraged to take on challenges often outside of their core responsibilities. Great efforts to communicate to employees, sharing news and business updates widely. Great teams of passionate people. Lots of encouragement to live the brand, take time off, enjoy life. Open-mindedness to new ideas.

    Cons

    Like most young companies, there are some inefficiencies in process and infrastructure. Definitely a meeting-heavy culture.

    Advice to Management

    Spend lots of time casually wandering the halls and talking to employees who are in the trenches. Some employees are frustrated and down in light of the company's recent challenges. As leaders, now is the time to be visible, to listen to people's concerns, help them remember the vision, and fuel the passion for this wonderful company and it's exciting future.

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GoPro Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at GoPro (San Diego, CA) in February 2017.

    Interview

    1st HR Screening asking about company culture, why you want to join GoPro.
    2nd Technical interview on the expertise required by the job description. Some basic knowledge of data structure and algorithm, your project experiences and your familiar programming languages.
    3rd Coding interview 2 algorithm questions in 45 minutes. The first is medium and the second is easy.

    Interview Questions

    • basic data structure like array, queue, hashmap. classic algorithm questions.   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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