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Jawbone Reviews

Updated August 9, 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 (2)

    "Working at Jawbone has been one of the best opportunities I have ever had."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Growth, opportunities, creativity, design, young, start-up

    Cons

    Small, lack of structure, disorganized, small teams


  2. "My fellow Jawbone employees are my family"

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

    Pros

    Surrounded by incredibly talented, caring, and hard-working people; beautiful and revolutionary products; always have your voice heard

    Cons

    I didn't have any negative experiences

  3. "Best place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Organized structure..Good products..Enthu work culture

    Cons

    So far so good..no complaints

    Advice to Management

    So far so good..no complaints


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Sr. Software Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Well designed products
    Bright engineers with lots of innovation
    Great benefits and balanced work environment

    Cons

    Great products, but company should find ways to improve marketing.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more engineers and focus on releasing products earlier. Don't give up your audio products. They also hold great promise.


  5. "Great Company, Great People, Great Products"

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    Current Employee - Sales Operations in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Operations in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is by far the best company I've ever worked for. The people, the products, the pay, the benefits, there isn't anything about this company that isn't awesome!

    Cons

    There are no cons. The commute is something I knew about before I accepted the position so that is no surprise.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No shortage of projects and scope of tasks to do. Great medium sized startup with mix of young experienced industry veterans to learn from as well as lead younger folks.

    Cons

    Product decision needs to be cleaner and quicker. Great road maps, but needs to just execute.

    Advice to Management

    Use the existing teams to the fullest. Lots of under utilized talent.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome work environment.
    Encouragement for new ideas.
    Relaxed, creative, focused and goal oriented work.

    Cons

    Executives don't have laser focused vision. Hence all the great engineering work doesn't get recognition.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Work Place"

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

    Pros

    -Great people and projects to work one!

    Cons

    -None. They are an amazing company!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome mission, wonderful company"

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    Current Employee - Community Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Community Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Having worked at large tech companies in the past, it's been a challenging but rewarding experience working at Jawbone. The problems we're trying to solve for are big problems, but they have the power to truly improve and lengthen lives. Jawbone pays above industry standard for their workers, and I've received only freedom, kindness, challenging work, and work life balance from the team. It's nice to finally, after many years of searching, find a true family and place where I can not only improve the lives of customers, but myself in the process. Jawbone isn't the right company for those looking to do what's easy, but what's hard. I go to work everyday excited.

    Cons

    Jawbone has been through challenges, but I think we're stronger for them. The biggest cons are that resources are scarce, and our ideas are bigger than us.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for when I was there"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive environment. Smart and talented colleagues. Great in-office benefits.

    Cons

    Company does not do 401k matching. No budget for formal training.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to input from employees on design/marketing decisions.


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