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Lose It! Overview

Boston, MA
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
Health, Beauty, & Fitness
$5 to $10 million (USD) per year
Lose It! is mobilizing the world to achieve a healthy weight. Used by millions of people around the world, it is the most effective, personal, app-based weight loss program.

Lose It! was founded on the proven principles of calorie tracking and community ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to mobilize the world to achieve a healthy weight.

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Lose It! – Why Work For Us?

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.

  • Flexible hours
  • Open vacation policy
  • Profit sharing
  • Gym membership or wellness reimbursement
  • Commuter subsidization and prime location for public transportation
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance for you and your family
  • Life insurance and disability benefits
  • 401k plan
  • Casual dress code
  • Company lunches and happy hours
  • Weekly organic fruit delivery
  • Frequent company outings and trips
  • Great collective beer knowledge

Lose It! Reviews

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    "I quit my job and moved to Lose It! You should too!"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
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    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.

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Lose It! Photos

Lose It! photo of: The Lose It! team at our 2018 Offsite
Lose It! photo of: Some of the Lose It! team at the BostInno 50 on Fire Finalist Celebration!
Lose It! photo of: Any excuse to wear matching shirts and we're in! Posing for the BostInno 50 on Fire Photoshoot!
Lose It! photo of: Exploring Ice Castles during our 2018 offsite
Lose It! photo of: The Lose It! team after escaping the rooms at Trapology!
Lose It! photo of: Product launch celebration: we're on a boat.
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Lose It! Awards & Accolades

  • CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree, Consumer Technology Association, 2017
  • BostInno 50 on Fire, Finalist, BostInno, 2017
  • Best Use of Mobile Camera, The Webby Awards, 2017
  • 2015 MITX Awards Finalist, MITX Awards, 2015
  • W3 Gold Award, AIVA, 2017
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