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Fitbit Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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Pros
  • I've got kids and both the benefits and work life balance are excellent (in 26 reviews)

  • Great people who love the mission of the company and what they do (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Rapid growth requires "start-up" type hours which restricts true work-life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Extremely fast pace, sometimes long hours (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Making the right changes"

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    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

    Humbling year is starting to show signs of turnaround. Mood is becoming better as we gain confidence in our strategy. Great work/life balance.

    Cons

    Management is generally cheap and slow. Generally better at vision than execution. Could be better at defining career tracks.

    Advice to Management

    If you want people to stay, help them grow in their career rather than bringing in outside management


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Smart exec team, good culture & mixed senior level development"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Smart, entrepreneurial exec team
    - Fun, active, young culture
    - Be part of a movement - in many way!

    Cons

    - Leadership communication isn't great - be prepared not to know the direction of the company at all times
    - If you're a director or higher, don't expect much in the way of development opportunities
    - Inexperienced young work force makes for fun culture but lots of co-workers without any experience at their jobs

    Advice to Management

    - Put together development opportunities for mid-level manager
    - Increase communication to staff about leadership meetings and company direction

  3. "Senior Finance Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Fitbit full-time

    Pros

    Leading great Mission and Vision

    Cons

    Only located in San Francisco

    Advice to Management

    Continue to improve in execution


  4. "Fitbit"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fitbit part-time

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere with good benefits and co-workers.

    Cons

    didn't see any room to move up in the company.


  5. Helpful (21)

    "Leaner and meaner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    After a pretty bad 2016, Fitbit's CEO laid it to us straight: 2017 is going to be a rebuilding year. We are only at the beginning of our reorg, but it's clear that this is no joke: About 100 people were laid off, and some very high level people were "mutually decided" off. Company structure makes a lot of sense, with more revenue streams being pursued.

    + Can make tough decisions
    + We are still building amazing things that make people healthier
    + Great work/life balance
    + Amazing brand

    Cons

    Obviously things are a little more anxiety. 2017 is a make-or-break year. If you can't put in the work, try elsewhere.

    - Product team can be slow
    - CTO is more disruptive than helpful
    - About a year behind market

    Advice to Management

    Stop paying attention to the people that led us to this point. Rally the troops on the ground. Invest in your people.


  6. "software engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fitbit full-time

    Pros

    good perks and healthy work space

    Cons

    fast paced . little to no direction


  7. "Great People"

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

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

    Pros

    Best colleagues you will ever have; Zero Politics; smart colleagues; flat organizational structure; very humble management; everyone is treated with respect; good product; cooperative and respectful work culture; good work life balance; people are always willing to help; a profound sense of we are in it together.

    Cons

    Pay is less; growth can be restrictive; stock market has not been very kind to the company which in turn affects your pay. Fitbit has a great product but suffers from meeting high stock market expectations.

    Advice to Management

    They are doing a good job, but should consider paying more, otherwise it will be difficult to retain smart people.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Short Run. Best Experience."

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    Former Contractor - Data Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Data Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fitbit as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Like many companies, they demand the best from you. But not in an exhausting, run-you-to-the-ground way. They were very supportive in my role and when I had questions. Gave me the freedom to explore different options to do my tasks as long as they were given the information they needed. They had a good sense of work-life balance and this was refreshing, especially coming from the video game industry; which has no idea of work-life balance for their employees.

    Cons

    Probably the organizational and preparation skills. When I first started, they were not properly prepared for my arrival. Also, when my contract ended earlier than expected, they were not prepared for my departure. Felt a little

    Advice to Management

    I would say to Management that you should not spread yourselves thin with meetings and such. It was difficult to find face-to-face time with various coworkers because they are always demanded of their time as it is.


  9. "Customer Success Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fitbit full-time

    Pros

    Company culture, cool office, cool product, startup feel, transparency

    Cons

    Poor management, compensation packages, not much growth opportunity


  10. "QA Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun, fast place to work!

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


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