Mission: Our mission is to mobilize the world to achieve a healthy weight.
As a kid in India, Raj S. always knew he’d go into computer programming. Now as a Lose It! Software engineer, he’s changing millions of lives. [Interview]
We’re so proud to be included in GlassDoor’s recent list of 11 companies with seriously impressive benefits! Check out the article here:
Lose It! is a leading consumer software company based in the heart of Boston. Our app and online platforms have helped people get healthier and lose over 60 million pounds worldwide, through calorie tracking and social support. With a top grossing Health & Fitness app in both the iOS and Android app stores and millions of members returning to use the app each week, we're proud of the impact that we've had and are passionate about mobilizing the world to achieve a healthy weight.
Along with our core program, we’re excited to have recently launched our newest product, embodyDNA. With embodyDNA, members can submit a DNA sample and get helpful weight loss insights based on their unique traits.
Lose It! was founded to help real people achieve real weight loss, without the unsustainable gimmicks, fad diets, restrictive foods, on-site meetings, or large price tags of other weight-loss companies.
By delivering an easy, convenient, personalized program, Lose It! empowers people to discover and embrace life-changing habits that help them achieve healthier lives and reach their weight-loss goals, regardless of age or lifestyle.
Since 2008, Lose It! has helped more than 30 million members shed over 60 million pounds by delivering the most comprehensive, personal app-based weight-loss program. Lose It! is weight loss that fits.
Lose It! offers incredible benefits, flexible hours, and a work hard/ play hard culture. If you picture yourself working on solving one of the world’s biggest issues with a smart team, then heading out for apps and drinks with your peers, we’re the company for you! Join our creative, fun, fast-moving company with ample opportunity to learn and develop areas you’d like to work on professionally.
Compelling markets and technology: Lose It! is at the forefront of health and fitness, corporate wellness, machine learning, nutrigenomics and mobile and cloud computing.
A track record of success: Our founders are seasoned startup professionals; they've taken a company public, sold companies to Macromedia and Microsoft, and raised capital from firms ranging from General Catalyst to Polaris to United Healthcare's Innovation Group.
Small team, deep and interesting challenges: We may be a small team (under 40 people total), but we're always pushing the limits of current knowledge. The problems we solve are deep, complex and fascinating.
Professional growth opportunities: We encourage continuous learning through sponsoring employees to attend conferences and seminars to network, expand their knowledge and build their skillset. We also incorporate team building exercises, brainstorming sessions, and retreats to optimize how we work together as a team.
We have fun: We have a genuine camaraderie that makes us look forward to coming to work every day. (The other perks and benefits listed below don't hurt either.)
We offer many great benefits to our employees and we’re constantly thinking about how we can expand our benefits as we grow.
I have been working at Lose It! full-time (More than a year)
- Crazy-Good Benefits
Not just the insurance and options, either. When I tell my friends and family about things like company trips they can't believe the benefits could be that good; they literally think they've misunderstood what I've told them.
- Aggressive Compensation
I was being underpaid at a larger company. If you're questioning how much you're worth, Lose It! may just prove its more than you think.
- Meaningful, Robust Product
Its really nice to work somewhere that is NOT a giant evil corporation shadily profiting by selling their user data. Lose It! is transparent, profitable, and really trying to help users.
- Big Codebase
Lose It! is a robust product but that comes with a large codebase. Fortunately, Sr. Devs have great domain knowledge (because Lose It! works hard to retain their employees) and the code has only minor tech debt. Onboarding could use a little work but its actively being addressed.
- Low Structure
Company organization is relatively flat and there isn't a ton of structure (no stand ups, scrum, etc.). This con is really a pro for people who prefer to code rather than sit around in meetings. Unfortunately, it does contribute to...
- Cross Team Communication Isn't Great
We're working this. As it stands, we stumble a bit when product needs marketing to know X before customer care does Y. Management is aware of it and working to improve in this area as we grow. Fortunately, we're lean and agile enough to react quickly when this does cause us to stumble.
Advice to Management
Keep on keepin' on.