GoPro Reviews

Updated Jun 27, 2020

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3.4
44%
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GoPro Founder & CEO Nicholas Woodman
Nicholas Woodman
175 Ratings
Pros
  • "I feel like I have the ability to make an impact and yet still have a great work/life balance(in 32 reviews)

  • "First gopro is a really good company to work with they make the best cameras for capturing action videos(in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management is so non-experienced that they resolve problems by simply laying off people(in 17 reviews)

  • "Poor management and lack of innovation(in 11 reviews)

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  1. COVID-19

    "Finally on the right path!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great culture - Emphasis on employee engagement (even while remote / shelter in place) - Really cool opportunities to connect with employees (remote yoga & workouts, DIB listening & learning sessions, remote book clubs, game contests, etc) - Competitive compensation, bonus and RSUs - Amazing benefits - Huge opportunity for financial gain with the stock / RSUs being relatively low - Managers / Leaders always look internal first for promotions / upward mobility

    Cons

    Pre COVID-19, I would have said that we keep doing the same thing year-over-year expecting different results.... This year is different, and every employee feels it. There is a new energy at GoPro and we are so excited for what is to come. COVID-19 forced GoPro to adopt a DTC (direct to consumer) model to prioritize our GoPro.com efforts over sales through retail, etc. For the first time in a long time, IT MAKES SENSE. The opportunity is right in front of us, and all teams are executing at an incredible level to make this turnaround successful. Our strong brand will pull us through COVID-19 and then we are going to be extremely well-positioned for amazing things in 2021 and beyond. I can’t wait.

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great company that appreciates employees"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Artist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits and they treat all employees very well. So many incentives to get all employees to interact and become friends

    Cons

    There was a restaurant at the San Mateo campus that wasn't free, not much of a "con"

  3. COVID-19
    Helpful (1)

    "Love Working Here"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    GoPro is the most rewarding place I have ever worked. -People: By far the best part of working here. GoPro is filled with passionate, bright and engaging individuals. -Facilities are beautiful: a stocked kitchen, yoga/bootcamp, showers, stand-up desks, and more -Benefits: competitive comp, health insurance, generous time-off and parental leave, your very own GoPro (!) + discounts -Wellness: GoPro takes the health & wellbeing of their employees seriously. I've never worked for a company that has provided more tools for me to keep myself healthy and happy. -Work is challenging, engaging, and inclusive. I feel like I have the ability to make an impact and yet still have a great work/life balance -Product & brand: need I say more?

    Cons

    The last few months were a challenging transition for many due to COVID and a restructure. While it was tough to see talented people let go, GoPro delivered with compassion throughout the whole process.

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  4. "Crappy place to work"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GoPro full-time

    Pros

    Decent snacks, access to a gym

    Cons

    Poor management at all levels

  5. "Great experience while it lasted"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Quality Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people there were an eclectic mix of experience levels, those still sharpening their skills and those with multiple advanced degrees. The environment was ripe for innovation and the enthusiasm was contagious. When I started there, they were still in Half Moon Bay. Seeing the company grow so quickly was like watching a kanagaroo hop across a minefield - you couldn't bear to watch and you couldn't look away. I made so many great friends and learned so much there. I'm proud of what we achieved. My time there was the greatest experience of my 40+ year career.

    Cons

    So many highly competitive individuals in one place, combined with a pace of growth that was literally exponential became a bit mind-numbing and the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune ultimately distracted the company from its core competency - cameras, editing and sharing videos. The other areas GoPro ventured into weren't all bad ideas, but the frantic pace at which these changes were ramped up made it more difficult for any of them to contribute to the bottom line of a rapidly-growing organization.

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  6. "great people and tech, dubious processes"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Creative Director in San Mateo, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    amazing people, super smart, best product on the market or has ever been on market

    Cons

    let's wall street make the decisions, decision bottleneck at the top

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  7. Helpful (4)

    "Could have been great"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GoPro full-time

    Pros

    Company culture and great facilities

    Cons

    Low pay, incompetent management. Management was not respectful and would be nasty to direct reports when they disagreed. Sees employees as disposable and doesn't mind letting employees go with barely any notice.

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    GoPro Response

    May 22, 2020Recruiting Operations Program Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at GoPro. We are disappointed to hear you had a negative experience. We work hard to ensure all of our employees are treated with respect, care and compassion and do not accept anything short of that. We understand the restructure was challenging for many former and current employees and assure you we do not take these decisions lightly. Your feedback is surprising to hear and we welcome the opportunity to discuss any specific feedback you have at recruitingfeedback@gopro.com.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Best company I've ever worked for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiting Manager in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    GoPro is by far the best company I've ever worked for. It's filled with passionate, intelligent, creative minds that are all driven to create incredible products. I've never been surrounded by so much inspiration and every day coming into work we have opportunities to make the seemingly impossible...possible. Everyone at GoPro is passionate about the product and the brand and that shared passion makes for an incredible work environment. The offices at GoPro are another huge perk to working here. They definitely built and designed them with the employees in mind. All the community spaces have GoPro videos on loop so you're surrounded by images of GoPro athletes and everyday people - all doing incredible things. Each office has different amenities like beach cruisers to ride to lunch, community surfboards, onsite gyms with free yoga, fitness, and meditation classes and tons of outdoor space for meetings or to get a little sunshine while you answer emails. The fact that GoPro provides all of these benefits for our physical and mental health is a testament to their commitment to a healthy work life balance. GoPro also has great benefits (100% covered for the employee) and a generous time off policy (unlimited). It's by far the best company I've ever worked for and I'd highly recommend it to anyone looking.

    Cons

    I've been with GoPro for four years and I've seen them go through ups and downs (like every company does) and I still consider it to be the best company I've ever worked for.

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    GoPro Response

    May 21, 2020Recruiting Operations Program Specialist

    Thank you for your contributions over 3+ years here at GoPro! We appreciate your review and are stoked to hear you’re enjoying your time at GoPro. We have an awesome crew (you included) and pride ourselves on providing an inspiring and healthy environment for them. We always welcome additional feedback at recruitingfeedback@gopro.com.

  9. Helpful (7)

    "No innovation, no growth, nice people"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Pretty relaxed environment. Many nice people and friends. The brand is well-known and fun to be associated with.

    Cons

    No innovation, same every year. Little to no career growth. Only senior leadership has true agency. Majority of company doesn't trust senior leadership (Culture Amp Survey). Cross-functional teams are very silo'd. Bad communication and organization across the company. A very homogenous group, especially at the top.

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    GoPro Response

    May 6, 2020Recruiting Operations Program Specialist

    Thank you for your feedback. We’d like to recognize and thank you for contributions for the past 3-4 years! We are sure you’ve probably experienced good days, bad days, and a lot in between over the course of your time at GoPro. Your feedback is important to us and we are sorry to hear about your experience. When challenging business decisions are made many factors come into play, including the impact on our employees. We know that layoffs are hard for any company no matter the circumstance. We acknowledge that and are now looking forward to our future. If you bear with us in our time of transition, we are confident that our whole company will feel the positive impact. If you would like to share additional feedback, you can email us directly at recruitingfeedback@gopro.com. We value your candid feedback and seek to cultivate a culture of honesty.

  10. Helpful (3)

    "directionless future"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at GoPro full-time

    Pros

    The few cameras we make are awesome

    Cons

    Only two real products. future looks bleak.

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    GoPro Response

    April 6, 2020Recruiting Operations Program Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We'd love to learn more about your experience and how we can improve. Please email recruitingfeedback@gopro.com.

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