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Updated July 16, 2018
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  • "Product intros are typically brutal on work-life balance" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Numerous layers of completely inept middle management are given way too much power" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (7)

    "Finance and G&A"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great team and colleagues, very collaborate
    - Smart people and interesting issues for a growing company
    - Good work life balance and flexibility
    - Great company mission and vision

    Cons

    - Company needs to continue to execute on its strategy and mission, but the potential is there and is achievable

    Advice to Management

    Town hall meetings are good to keep employees informed, keep it up. Mission and strategy is focused, now it's just about execution


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great culture, Lots of smart people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of smart people, I get to work on projects outside of my day to day job, lots of fun events, great work life balance

    Cons

    no free lunch, no 401k matching

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Good team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fitbit full-time

    Pros

    Good team to work with

    Cons

    upper management seems to be lacking direction


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Director"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fitbit full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture on the marketing team
    Employees act like family and treat each other with respect
    Good amount of autonomy to get the job done

    Cons

    There’s big company vision, but have been struggles around execution

    Advice to Management

    Create more/better people managers
    Pay top talent
    Continue investing in culture


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Limited"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Logistics Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Logistics Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fitbit full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great staff and potential for growth

    Cons

    Poor leadership as company grows

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with the team, show that management cares about it employees and their development.

    Fitbit Response

    Jun 29, 2018 – SVP People

    Thank you for this feedback. We have a great team here at Fitbit and we care about
     our employees. We do have a lot of potential for growth as you point out, and we are
     increasing our focus on... More


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Started off great, now downward spiral"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fitbit full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some really great people, great subject matter to work on if you’re interested in health and fitness, random fitness perks, nice work from home culture

    Cons

    Extremely negative attitudes, cutthroat environment at times, don’t move up unless the right person is your manager, heavy attrition, slow progress, been talking about the same initiatives for the last 2 years and probably longer. Confused leaders, lack of guidance.

    Advice to Management

    Do SOMETHING to boost morale and inspire confidence in your employees. Take the resourcing problem seriously.


  7. "Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fitbit full-time

    Pros

    - Good flexibility
    - Good technology/tools

    Cons

    - Bad bad bad management
    - Lack of accountability

  8. Helpful (3)

    "software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    fun great w/l balance

    Cons

    growth of the company is questionalble

    Fitbit Response

    Jun 29, 2018 – SVP People

    Thanks for your feedback. Work/Life balance is great here at Fitbit and we have a true focus on Wellness. We have a lot of growth potential and many reasons to be excited about our future.


  9. "PMO allows co-worker yell at us"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fitbit full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I love the idea of helping people become more active

    Cons

    Unfortunately the PMO had a problem with one of their workers who has a very short fuse and with out warning will yell, talk down, talk over to the women in the group. The issue has been raised by most of the women in the group and nothing has been done.

    Advice to Management

    Please provide us a safe place to work.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Disappointed. I was so excited to have become a Fitbit employee. After two years, this is my last week."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beautiful office. Name recognition. Free snacks.

    Cons

    Fitbit culture is their own worse enemy.
    They’re in their own way.
    They say they want to grow but there is constant pushback, even within the smaller department teams.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the way!
    Be strong leaders by having faith in the experts you’ve hired.
    Help us enjoy our company together. Let’s be a team.


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