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Updated March 22, 2019
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Great work environment, great camera"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Camera is better than most know. Life work balance is great. Employees are encouraged to take 3 hours on Thurs and use camera for surfing, etc.

    Cons

    Innovation can be cut short by yearly release cycle.


  2. "Fun experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GoPro full-time

    Pros

    GoPro felt like a family. Built close relationships. Management was great at building that culture.

    Cons

    Strategy felt a bit off and team was not held accountable for executing.

    Advice to Management

    You have a great brand. Ideally, hire teams that can execute.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "GoPro"

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    Current Employee - Production Artist in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Production Artist in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Culture with poor management

    Cons

    Extreamly poor management. Lacking real world experience.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Company Culture"

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    Former Employee - Image Quality Technician in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Image Quality Technician in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits were great
    Salary
    Training on site
    Cafe
    Culture depended on your collaborations

    Cons

    Work hours
    Management
    Culture
    Meetings for meetings about future meetings

    Advice to Management

    Don't micro-manage, don't strip away responsibilities unless it's warranted.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work environment, perks, benefits and great people

    Cons

    The company is slowly failing. Crazy layoffs. Hoping they get the ship back on course.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Dev"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    M&M's, snacks, parking, desk and etc.

    Cons

    never meeting earnings, don't know have defined goals


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Lack of internal communication"

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

    I worked at GoPro (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment
    Good employee benefits

    Cons

    Communication between employees is through email which can get hectic

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Good perks - improvement on management needed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GoPro full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    company provides lots of snacks and beverages plus extra 2 hours weekly to do anything you want during lunch time.

    Cons

    this company is very "whom you know but not what you know"

    Advice to Management

    hire more random talent instead of bringing in brother/sister


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GoPro full-time

    Pros

    Work Life Balance is good.

    Cons

    Salary is not that attacking compared to FLAG.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Sr. Engineer Interview"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GoPro full-time

    Pros

    - Fast process
    - Relevant Questions
    - Transparent about future growth

    Cons

    I did not find anything negative in the process