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Updated April 17, 2017
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Pros
  • This company is filled with smart people, game changing products and learning opportunities everywhere you look (in 10 reviews)

  • Great people, everyone in the company was was committed to making the product great (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • This company tends to drag its feet when it comes to decision making and I think it has hurt them and hindered their employees (in 5 reviews)

  • Poor Leadership, decision making, too much politics (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Like Bob Dylan says - Times They Are A'Changing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Undisclosed in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Undisclosed in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jawbone full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ground floor growth - like a start up. But wait there's more! Industry connections worldwide. Unbeatable medical leadership....this is waaaaay more than fashion or fad. If you can handle ambiguity, uncertainty, and excitement - Jawbone's got it! If you need security, predictability, an easy ride, a secure future - keep looking. No whimps!!!!

    Cons

    unpredictable. Leadership very ego-based and inexperienced.

    Advice to Management

    Get over your differences and shake hands. People may admire you individually - but do they admire you as a team? Not yet. Get help. Great individuals, and as a team you suck. Get over it. Get on with it.


  2. "grand plans"

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

    I worked at Jawbone (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    competitive pay. some good equipment.

    Cons

    sometimes too grand plans. expense report process


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Good company, bad state"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dedicated employees, good work culture and a worthwhile mission statement. Day to day, Jawbone is a great company to work for. It's the people that matter and Jawbone has some great people.

    Cons

    Company is currently in a bad state, caused by bad decisions made at the executive level. Only work here if you're tough enough to stick it out for a few difficult years. Risk is high, reward is also high too.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Engineering"

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

    Pros

    Fast paced environment with interesting opportunities

    Cons

    Unclear direction during some of the new product introductions

    Advice to Management

    more direction


  6. "SDET"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Jawbone (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Team is great Technology is great.

    Cons

    Business it not growing well


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Great products and people, poor management"

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    Current Employee - Product Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Product Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Jawbone has a really great mission: helping people live healthier and longer. Despite some setbacks, the Up products have a lot of potential. The other individuals you work with on a day to day basis are talented and really nice. Company culture is very relaxed these days

    Cons

    The. Company is poorly managed. Roadmaps and goals are not set and/or followed. The bloated and lazy executive leadership structure is not setting the company up for success. Too much vision with no leadership expertise to actually make it happen. The company has reduced to half its size over the past year. Executives refuse to allow teams to recruit replacements while the team's workload remains the same.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the "directors" and "VPs" that dont perform. Reduce product scope or allow for more headcount. Do more to value current employees through raises and promotions


  8. "Great People"

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    Former Employee - Senior Logistics Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Logistics Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jawbone (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team to work with

    Cons

    Dwindling sales drive cost cutting

    Advice to Management

    More walking around


  9. "good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomfield Township, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomfield Township, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Jawbone (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good pay
    good benift and other things
    candy jar and cookies in loby

    Cons

    long hour have work on each day of week except two on weekend sometimes is tiring

    Advice to Management

    give more than just two day of weekend off maybe half day friay and monday


  10. Helpful (9)

    "A new CEO please !"

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

    I have been working at Jawbone (More than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation & benefits are solid. Some real talents all across the org. The industry is fascinating. Office is nice and in San Francisco.

    Cons

    Lack of culture and values. Terribly poor execution which led to quality issues on several hardware generations. Exec team disconnected from the realities.

    Advice to Management

    The CEO failed all those past years and now had enough opportunities. He should accept and face this with maturity. He or the investors should initiate a change to someone who can truly execute. We, the employees, had enough !


  11. Helpful (6)

    "Inspiring yet Frustrating"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Jawbone (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some amazingly bright and genuine coworkers
    Exciting space to be in to make a difference in the world

    Cons

    Continually fail to execute on potential
    Lack of focus and direction
    Exec Staff is full of studs and duds

    Advice to Management

    Bring Sameer back as a consultant. Focus on one thing at a time and openly track progress to that goal.



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