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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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    Current Employee - IT Engineer in San Mateo, CA
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    I have been working at GoPro full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Immense brand, great products, talented colleagues, a genuinely fun place to come to work. Employee benefits are comparable with the Bay Area median. Free gear. Snacks/drinks.

    Cons

    It's no secret that the executive team has made some appalling decisions in the last couple of years, and yet another round of layoffs has understandably depressed the atmosphere around here a bit. However, the bleeding has been staunched and I'm confident the leaner, meaner GoPro will rise to the top again (assuming lessons have been learnt from the past).

    Advice to Management

    Nick Woodman is a remarkable man who has built a remarkable company (industry, even). However, the mistakes alluded to above are largely down to him. Have the fortitude to point out when he's making a blunder. Peoples' livelihoods depend upon it.

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GoPro Interviews

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    Firmware Engineer Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at GoPro.

    Interview

    I have applied in the GoPro Careers website and within a day, I got an E-Mail from recruiter to schedule telephone call.
    I was interviewed by the Director of Firmware, I was asked to explain about my previous experience, tough project and tough issue faced. Though I have not included the flight control systems in my Resume, my profile matched 70% of job requirements, hope this is the reason I got a call, but the Director himself told over the call that he was looking a guy with the flight control systems background.
    Finally, I was told that they will keep my resume and if anything perfectly matches with my skills they will consider :) most of the calls end like this.

    I was not sure if GoPro wanted Engineer specific to flight control systems, then why did they select a resume where they do not see it as included in the skills.

    Interview Questions

    • why didn't you join your previous company after your graduation?   1 Answer
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GoPro Awards & Accolades

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

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