GoPro Reviews | Glassdoor

GoPro Reviews

Updated Jun 11, 2019

To filter reviews, or .

Found 261 reviews

3.4
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
48%
Recommend to a Friend
51%
Approve of CEO
GoPro CEO Nicholas Woodman
Nicholas Woodman
160 Ratings
Pros
Cons
More Pros and Cons
  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (2)

    "Great work environment, great camera"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GoPro full-time for 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.

    GoPro2018-12-18
  2. "Amazing Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GoPro full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance. People. Culture. Benefits. Camera.

    Cons

    Lack of accountability at the middle management and above level.

    Advice to Management

    Make employees accountable for their actions. If what they are doing doesn't look right and they are not performing and always have excuses, don't give them a promotion. Peers know and it causes divisiveness and good people leave.

    GoPro2019-05-31
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Smart employees, great products, but too much chaos and poor decision-making"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GoPro full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The products are great. There are many smart, motivated people working there. The office view and snacks also great.

    Cons

    Some very poor decisions are made at the top. Employee attrition, both voluntary and involuntary, created longer hours and much more work for employees who were already spread thin. Internal processes could also be chaotic at times.

    GoPro2019-06-06
  4. "Good old boy club"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A company that is something to be desired

    Cons

    Welcome to the good old boy club. Very mediocre company that doesn’t sit well in compensatory salaries once you get there. Example little increases unless you are the teachers pet. Bring your apples!

    GoPro2019-06-11
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Start Up Culture"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Global Product Manager in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GoPro full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great culture and CEO has great vision

    Cons

    Should have kept the original team intact

    GoPro2019-05-18
  6. Helpful (5)

    "It was a great ride for a while..."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Designer in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GoPro full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    ...then in 2015-16 the ship tipped over and lots of thing spilled out.

    Cons

    • Way too much bro-culture • Zero promotion from within • Managers who were oblivious to anything but their own egos • Employee turnover churn was damaging to personnel morale • Greed at the top level nearly destroyed the company • 2016 stock wipeout = game over for many workers who had invested

    Advice to Management

    Be good to the quiet and patient people who work hard to keep GoPro afloat. Make amends to the people who were cast out or left because no one over there would listen to reason. Stop hiring jackasses with zero people skills to run large creative departments. GoPro's turnaround plan needs to run deeper than coming up with new ways to describe itself.

    GoPro2019-04-08
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Fun experience"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

    GoPro2019-03-23
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Cool company that is going down south....Sad!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Work in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GoPro full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work/Play Culture for mostly young, smart people

    Cons

    Politics, company location is out of no where...

    Advice to Management

    Fire all the dead woods that just want to play and do no works as they are paid for...unethical and no integrity....

    GoPro2019-03-26
  9. Helpful (4)

    "GoPro"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Artist in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GoPro full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Culture with poor management

    Cons

    Extreamly poor management. Lacking real world experience.

    GoPro2019-02-10
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Company Culture"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Image Quality Technician in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GoPro full-time for 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.

    GoPro2019-01-14
Found 261 reviews