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Fitbit Reviews

Updated December 27, 2016
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Pros
  • I've got kids and both the benefits and work life balance are excellent (in 14 reviews)

  • Great people who love the mission of the company and what they do (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • The company can be split down the middle - those who have amazing work/life balance and those who burn the candle at both ends (not by choice) (in 6 reviews)

  • Extremely fast pace, sometimes long hours (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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

    Pros

    Great company and work environment! Compensation is highly competitive.

    Cons

    Long hours, but worth it! You need a strong work ethic and great business skills to succeed here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. "Awesome Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fitbit as an intern

    Pros

    Nice people, little ego, expanding quickly. Most everybody is friendly and it will not be hard to get help from the people who may know something better than you do.

    Cons

    Few cons. Location isn't necessarily the best. Things can change really quickly but that is just going to be seen with a young & fast paced company.


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Great place for balance!"

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    • Culture & Values
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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fitbit is in growth mode, lots of smart people working on interesting challenges, inspiring vision for the company from the CEO, well funded and staffed teams. I've got kids and both the benefits and work life balance are excellent.

    Cons

    Rapid growth makes some coordination a challenge, some managers are new to leading and need time to get seasoned. Tech heavy interviews need to be rounded out with more focus on real achievements and soft skills.

    Advice to Management

    Investments in pm org was on target, love the company vision, would love more details!

    Fitbit Response

    Sep 25, 2016 – CPO

    Thanks very much for your review. Great to hear that you are finding balance and support from our benefit programs and cultural commitment. We have recently kicked off our "Elevate" program to ... More


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  5. "Excellent culture"

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

    Pros

    Long term vision of CEO

    Cons

    very fast pace. sometimes confusing to work there.


  6. "great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Fitbit full-time

    Pros

    very positive place to work

    Cons

    working in san francisco can be inconvenient sometimes

    Fitbit Response

    Sep 28, 2016 – CPO

    Thanks for your feedback!


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Best Job I've ever had"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of innovation, feels small while being $1 billion+ company, everyone is into fitness, general excitement about everything

    Cons

    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

    Advice to Management

    401k match and diversify our product line away from just fitness trackers

    Fitbit Response

    Sep 25, 2016 – CPO

    Thank you for your comments. We are working hard to ensure we have both competitive pay and benefits, so please stay tuned as we continue to roll out programs. James rolled out an amazing longer ... More


  8. "Great place"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    The people at Fitbit are friendly and everyone has a great attitude

    Cons

    There is some disorganizations and things can get hectic


  9. Helpful (3)

    "A large company that feels small"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Let's start with the vision. Motivating people to lead healthier lives. I think that's pretty worthwhile. Whether its yoga during lunch breaks or spontaneously running into your team while hiking at Big Sur, people really live the mission here.

    The company is growing, but it's kindly kept its humble roots. I don't know too many public, billion dollar revenue companies where the CEO sits at a desk among their staff. Also, the culture is hardworking but contained; there are no free dinner take-over-your-life mind games to keep you at work. The pace of work is quite fast but the hours are generally 9-5. Salary is very good, and the perks are enough, the dress code is casual. Done.

    My team is fantastic. Our lab is fantastic. I'm really lucky to work with such amazing people.

    Cons

    Some minor growing pains--people move around desks every day as new offices come online, so it's hard to keep track of everyone. Bathrooms are always busy.

    Fitbit Response

    Aug 17, 2016 – CPO

    Thanks very much for your feedback. It's always great to hear personal alignment with our mission. We are dedicated to providing a supportive work environment and a "give and take" balance on work ... More


  10. "Great company w/ fast growth"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

    Pros

    Everyone is very passionate about the work we are doing, and it helps that we are able to help others with our work.

    Cons

    There is fast growth, which some people might not like but I think they are doing a good job keeping up.

    Advice to Management

    I think they just need to make sure to keep up with the growth and continue to come up with great ideas.

    Fitbit Response

    Jul 10, 2016 – CPO

    Thanks very much for your review. We appreciate your feedback. It is a very fast pace at Fitbit, and we monitor that to try to ensure everyone has the resources they need to execute to our high ... More


  11. "Amazing people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people with good balance. Awesome place to work. Fun projects and very open culture.

    Cons

    Company is growing like crazy; lots of technical debt that now has to be repaid.

    Fitbit Response

    Jul 10, 2016 – CPO

    Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback. Great to hear your comments about our culture!



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