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GoPro Overview

San Mateo, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
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.

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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

  • ICYMI: GoPro rolled out a new subscription service, Plus!

    The new Plus service includes the integration of its camera replacement program (GoPro Care), and the addition of mobile auto-cloud backup, which enables subscribers to automatically upload photos and videos from the GoPro app directly to the cloud. This new mobile upload capability makes it easier than ever for Plus users to securely store their content in the cloud and access it anytime, anywhere from their mobile device.

    GoPro Rolls Out Enhanced Subscription Service: Plus

    "Plus streamlines the GoPro experience and delivers outsized value for our customers," said GoPro Founder and CEO Nicholas Woodman. "Our subscription business, Plus, has proven popular with consumers and the roll out of our enhanced service marks the first of several subscription initiatives we will introduce this year."

  • Experience GoPro's Best of 2017:

    Experience GoPro's Best of 2017

    You amaze us, simple as that. Each and every year, GoPro is blown away by what people do with our camera. From the angles and perspectives to the scenery and feats captured, the GoPro content created and shared all over the world reinvigorates and inspires! This is why we do it.

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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: 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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    "Great coworkers, changing environment & hopeful!"

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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 a year)


    Strong work/life balance, incredible benefits, able to take ownership on projects, smart and humble coworkers that are genuinely passionate about the product and people they work with. Given all of the changes in the last two years, its encouraging to see that leadership is finally seeing the changes it needs to make. It's not something that will happen overnight but at least it's happening.


    Communication is sometimes lacking but this is common across every single company.

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GoPro Photos

GoPro photo of: GoPro at SF Pride 2017!
GoPro photo of: Farmers Market!
GoPro photo of: Bike to Work Day 2017!
GoPro photo of: GoPro Employees Volunteering in SF
GoPro photo of: Adventure
GoPro photo of: GoPro Take Your Kids to Work Day 2015!
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GoPro Interviews



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Getting an Interview




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    Image Processing Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Mateo, CA
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    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at GoPro (San Mateo, CA) in January 2018.


    Phone screen, followed by onsite. Very standard process. But I have to say, GoPro is a very political place, even from the getco. When I visited on site it was very apparent the company was stressful and extremely political. In a nutshell, GoPro is a great company for those of you who have been around in the industry for 15+ years and are used and desensitized to the B.S. and immuned, more or less, to the political area. For the young people out there, do you go to GoPro. You will be disappointed. I have experienced and studied politics in depth in the industry sphere. According to Conway's Law, the internal politics eventually leak out to the customers and the products the company ships.

    First of all, there were two recruiters who were contacting me at the same time from the same team and they were ccing the manager and not the other recruiter. I was asked to come onsite directly, which was probably against the company policy, and met the hiring manager in a different building. She then assigned me some tasks to do at home and finally invited me to an onsite interview. The onsite interview was half a day with 7 members of the team. I was not treated to lunch, and the interview began at 12:30, which was very incovenient, because I lived far away, and I had to grab lunch at a safeway store which was close to GoPro. Just look at their product, it is really going downhill. Also, stress in a company is inversely proportional to the resource, and GoPro does not have that much resource onboard.

    Finally, I never heard back from the recruiter or the hiring manager after my interview, even though they clearly stated they will contact me. I had to contact them after three weeks.

    In a nutshell, GoPro is a suitable company for someone who has been in the industry for a while, who have been already desensitized to the politics in a corporate environment. Although it is certainly true politics exist everywhere, I would say at GoPro it is very heavy, even from some of my friends who worked there have honestly claimed. Unlike politics at other company, the politics at GoPro is filled with sick people who are just in one word, sick. I was told during the interview something like I would never become a manager one day. GoPro, again, is a single product company. This means intense politics. Like a piece of pizza with only one topping, everyone is trying to get a piece of the pie. There are no tomatoes, bacon, or artichoke on the pizza. And forget having ten pizzas to share. It is one pizza.

    Their fun room is very minimal and only filled with one ping pong table that sits in a tubular structure that is painted with GoPro logo on the outside. Their exercise room is really small compared to some other companies. It is definitely a small company and the atmosphere is very stressful. Even during the interview I was asked several times by some members of the team how I would deal with situations which involved conflict. This type of questions from the internal team reflects how political the company really is. Employees lived on average one hour away from the company, which meant even more politics, as most are fighting to work from home and avoiding the commute to come to work every day. Those with power or managerial experiences should definitely apply, though, as you will benefit from playing politics and the internal political structures. On the other hand, fresh college or graduate school graduates should really stay away from this place. You will learn very little technical knowledge, beyond the very basic systems, which you can easily find in a standard textbook. The rest of the knowledge relies on you knowing how to kiss up, circumnavigate the political area, and play your poker hand extremely well with a smiling face and stabbing knife behind your back.

    Interview Questions

    • I enjoyed one of the interviewers who was extremely intelligent and enjoyable. However, the rest of the interviewers were lacking to a large extent. The interview questions from them were like someone trying really hard to make a difficult question, to show that their level is really high. But in fact, their level is the opposite of what they are trying to show. Someone without good fundamental knowledge who are trying to look sophisticated, if you know what I mean. To further elaborate, professors in universities are able to come up with insightful questions that test you based on some simple principles but the questions are very deep yet can be solved with basic knowledge. The interview questions at GoPro, on the other hand, came from someone who tried to make some simple concept really difficult. To be honest, there are really not that much to an imaging system in a camera, but instead, they tried to make every part of the interview process difficult to really underline the fact that they are working on some sophisticated products. The questions were awkward, like someone trying to explain to you the quadratic formula in a very sophisticated manner.   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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