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Fitbit CEO James Park
James Park
161 Ratings
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  • "Its not certain our business model isn't a fad, so wall street has not been a fan of the stock, pay could be a little better, no 401k match(in 9 reviews)

  • "Product intros are typically brutal on work-life balance(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (16)

    "A great opportunity to learn, grow and make an positive impact"

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

    I have been working at Fitbit full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Work/life balance (seriously, the best I've ever had) - Opportunity to work autonomously, but also collaborate as a team with many brilliant people - Work for a company making a difference in the lives of so many people - Many greenfield opportunities. Still so much that needs to be done to grow this company and create a lasting legacy. - An incredibly supportive leadership team - Truly lives it's mission and...

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    Cons

    - The company has had a pretty tough time setting a direction/strategy and then quickly executing against it. They were back on their heels for a bit, but are now starting to gain forward momentum again. If we can stay on track with current strategy, I am confident we will be even more successful than before. - There is no 401K match, but rumors are that it is in the works. - There is also not the gym that you would...

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    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to share more. People just want to know what is going on--good, bad or otherwise. I know that there is a lot going on that we're afraid to talk about for some reason, but if everyone knew about all of the great work happening and we also talked more about challenges, it would go a long way in improving employee engagement and retention.

  2. Helpful (2)

    "HR"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Fitbit full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    wonderful people, amazing product, changing lives

    Cons

    high turnover, always feel behind the curve

  3. "Good but not great anymore"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Fitbit full-time

    Pros

    good compensation good flexibility good movement depending on your org

    Cons

    losing momentum lots of disorganization of upper management not a clear vision anymore

  4. Helpful (3)

    "Great work-life balance; lack of innovation"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fitbit full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    - Great work life balance - Opportunity to roll up your sleeves and get work done - Opportunity to work with some really nice and talented people - Mission-driven and people really care about it - Flexible WFH policy

    Cons

    - Opportunity to roll up your sleeves... because you’re constantly fighting fires and cleaning up messes. - No clear path for growth; results in in-fighting among middle management - Lack of innovation/always feeling behind the curve - Unclear strategic vision from senior leadership. - Lack of alignment from senior leadership

    Advice to Management

    Get aligned with each other. Create real goals that go beyond “deepen engagement with existing users” and “reach more users.” Set a strategy that gets us there. Then follow through with that strategy.

  5. "Decent place to work"

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      Former Employee - Reliability Engineer in San Diego, CA

      I worked at Fitbit full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Lots of perks, and great people

      Cons

      Lack of innovation and vision.

    • "Fun place to work"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

        I have been working at Fitbit full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        The work is challenging and the hours are reasonable. Fun to work with other people who are wild about fitness.

        Cons

        Some middle and upper management are hard to work with.

      • Helpful (3)

        "Sinking ship"

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

        I worked at Fitbit

        Pros

        Good people Still some talent left Good location

        Cons

        I’ve never been anywhere that felt more like a sinking ship. Everyone is scrambling to get off. Continual layoffs feel like peeling off a bandaid very slowly. It is public knowledge that execs want to shed headcount. Just get it done already.

        Advice to Management

        Spend that cash in reserve to do something dramatic and fast.

      • Helpful (3)

        "Low morale, constantly changing priorities"

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        Current Employee - Senior Analyst 

        I have been working at Fitbit full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Recognizable brand. Your parents' friends will think it's cool you work at Fitbit. Employee discounts on products.

        Cons

        Leadership keeps changing priorities and can't deliver on promises. Inflated middle management. 20% of the people do all the work while the rest try desperately to make themselves helpful. No career pathing. Systems tools are barely working.

      • Helpful (2)

        "Good Upside!"

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          Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at Fitbit full-time for more than a year

          Pros

          *Strong product roadmap *Good communication from Sr Staff *Good benefits, started 401k company contribution *Very metrics driven *Put recent focus on better managing OPEX w/ good results *Likes to celebrate *Philanthropic *No debt, a lot of cash in the bank

          Cons

          *Need stronger accountability on meeting deliverables *Better focus on the projects w/ the bigger bang for the buck

          Advice to Management

          Sr team to improve on collaboration, need to ask the tough Qs to move the company forward.

        • Helpful (3)

          "Work balance"

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            Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

            I have been working at Fitbit full-time

            Pros

            Fitbit cares their employees a lot and provides flexible work schedule for their employees

            Cons

            Meeting might be too much.

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