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Updated April 17, 2018
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  1. Featured Review

    "Great coworkers, changing environment & hopeful!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong work/life balance, incredible benefits, able to take ownership on projects, smart and humble coworkers that are genuinely passionate about the product and people they work with. Given all of the changes in the last two years, its encouraging to see that leadership is finally seeing the changes it needs to make. It's not something that will happen overnight but at least it's happening.

    Cons

    Communication is sometimes lacking but this is common across every single company.


  2. "Passioniate"

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

    I have been working at GoPro full-time

    Pros

    High energy atmosphere, passionate employees who live and exude the brand, great perks and caring leaders.

    Cons

    Fast-paced environment that can be consuming

  3. "Channel Marketing Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Channel Marketing Coordinator in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Channel Marketing Coordinator in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, and free food in the kitchen.

    Cons

    never got a raise because there was always layoffs happening.


  4. "TL"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work, Good Perks, Fun, Parties

    Cons

    Uncertainty , Execution of Plans.


  5. "GoPro San Mateo - Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company culture is positive and leadership understands the importance of keeping that unique culture thriving
    Great benefits
    Teamwork and communication between teams is super positive, I love the groups I work with
    There are a lot of internal growth opportunities for those that seek them out and express interest in career growth
    On-site yoga, open spaces and well designed offices, Live It time, volunteering and giving opportunities, coffee bar and on-site cafe

    Cons

    Location - commute out to San Mateo is not great

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the open communication, make sure the values and priorities are kept relevant and updated


  6. "Good if you are in the boys club"

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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

    Pros

    -Live it - you get two hours off on Thursdays to do whatever you want
    -Flexibility - there is a high level of flexibility. On my team people came in anywhere from 8am to 11am and nobody seemed to care what time you started.
    -Benefits - seems like most of the benefits are amazing compared to a lot of other companies

    Cons

    -Very sexist - the men in the company were not always inclusive of including all of the females in everything from beers, lunches, meetings, opportunities, etc. The females normally got talked over in meetings and if you were pregnant/had a child it was almost impossible to be promoted.
    -Leadership team - constantly made bad decision after bad decision and as a result lots of people got laid off. It was hard to watch from the sidelines knowing what the consequences most likely would be.
    -There were a few people that played the boys club game that got all of the best opportunities and everyone else just got stuck with all of the work with zero reward or recognition.
    -Salary was lower than industry average.

    Advice to Management

    -Take a look at your teams to ensure that females are being treated the same as males and be inclusive to everyone!
    -Upward feedback should be required! There were many people in senior roles that had no idea that the managers below them were horrible and when it was tried to be brought to their attention did not care or do anything to change the situation.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Crazy!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GoPro full-time

    Pros

    The product and talent were top notch when I was an employee. The name was at the top of the news and the name GoPro was THE place to be. I have had friends make it through the multiple rounds of layoffs and they are still happy there.

    Cons

    Sleep was optional and there was a bit of a fire-drill atmosphere. Currently as well as back when I was on board: any day could be your last.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Had so much potential"

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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 a year)

    Pros

    initially had an awesome core culture. Great people, On site cafeteria. Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Waterfall approach comes with people who's job is to yell at people about timelines, even if you don't have anything to do with it.

    In an attempt to pump up value pre-IPO they hired everyone they could which destroyed the core culture that made it special and eventually led to the downfall.

    Some employees were really dramatically underperforming and were allowed to do so for years.

    Advice to Management

    Time to go small and rebuild. Stop micro-managing. No pro yellers.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Text Book Case of Poor Management and Failure to Grow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GoPro full-time

    Pros

    Get to work on a cool product

    Cons

    Zero vision, constant change of priorities and in a constant state of chasing what's hot. It's unfortunate because there was so much potential, but poor decision after poor decision accumulated into multiple rounds of layoffs and an on edge working environment for those who remained.

    Advice to Management

    Lead with integrity, not ego.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Too late to join"

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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 a year)

    Pros

    You certainly get to learn a lot, but with minimal training or supervision. Trial by fire, but if you're not intimidated by that, it's a great way to spread your wings.

    Cons

    If you're thinking of joining now, you're about 3 years too late. The fun times are over.


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