Fitbit - Cool company but poor middle management and little room for growth | Glassdoor
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Helpful (17)

"Cool company but poor middle management and little room for growth"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Fitbit full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Great coworkers and really cool products that help people. Company used to encourage collaboration and taking ownership of projects which sparked leadership and the excitement to learn.

Cons

With new management many of the company's pros are no longer considered acceptable. New ideas, suggestions, and taking leadership are now either discouraged or ignored. Those who express strong leadership are often treated with disrespect and/or micromanaged. In addition, expressing ambition to grow with the company is now seen as overly ambitious.

Advice to Management

Allow employees to seek out and discuss potential career paths within the company. Assist them in working toward new roles with more responsibility if they express interest in growing. Allow and encourage employees to voice suggestions and opinions so teams can collaborate on projects and work processes. Provide direction when working on projects but avoid micromanaging employees who are consistently dependable.

Other Employee Reviews for Fitbit

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Fun job with good people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fitbit full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    * Wonderful group of people to work with in firmware. It is like a team of the top people you'd find if you were working at other companies.
    * Laid back culture.
    * Close to most major transit in the Bay Area.
    * Fun problems to solve.
    * Upper management feels accessible and has an engineering background.

    Cons

    * Seems like there's always more work to do. This may or may not be a bad thing.
    * Office is a bit cramped right now, but will be moving to a bigger office soon.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Take a vision and run with it.


  2. Helpful (20)

    "Great location but company poorly managed"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations
    Current Employee - Operations
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fitbit full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Cool product. Nice people.

    Cons

    Operationally dysfunctional and lack of exec leadership. Bringing in talented people and cannot retain them.

    Advice to Management

    If you are going to hire and build a team, than be committed to Lead, otherwise step aside and move on.

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