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Misfit Reviews

Updated Apr 29, 2019

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3.2
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57%
Recommend to a Friend
71%
Approve of CEO
Sonny Vu
11 Ratings
  1. Helpful (9)

    "Best career opportunity of my life"

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

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

    Pros

    I was able to do more at Misfit than I would have at any other company and take on a huge amount of responsibility and leadership. I've learned a lot and I really love the people I work with.

    Cons

    Be ready to work hard. If mandatory social events are your thing, then you may be disappointed—but there are plenty of fun get-togethers folks plan on their own.

    Misfit2015-12-29
  2. "Review"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

      Pros

      Moving fast, good co-workers, interesting projects

      Cons

      Family business, politics, not open-minded

      Misfit2018-08-15
    • "Worst professional experience of my life"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      The opportunity to learn from Sonny, the CEO, is world-class. He is a bright visionary and serial entrepreneur who has an uncanny knack for playing the Silicon Valley game. If you get a chance to work him, it is worthy to consider.

      Cons

      Unfortunately, Sonny hired talented specialists (e.g., marketing, commercial development, engineering, data science, etc) who served as managers for each business unit within Misfit. Although these managers had excelled previously in their specific functions, they did not have any management experience and often competed directly with their direct reports. As for me, this created a dismal environment that prevented my...

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      Advice to Management

      Hire experienced managers. Prevent husband-wife work environments.

      Misfit2018-02-22
    • Helpful (3)

      "CS associate"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Misfit full-time

      Pros

      -Cool people to work with -Has the authority to drive decision

      Cons

      -Company doesn't have good prospect. Limited growth

      Advice to Management

      -More innovative product.

      Misfit2017-10-17
    • Helpful (1)

      "Active working environment"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Misfit full-time

      Pros

      I was able to learn a lot at Misfit and took on a huge amount of responsibility and leadership. I really love the people I work with.

      Cons

      Working overtime is expected without extra salary.

      Misfit2017-09-20
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great"

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      Former Employee - Operations Associate in San Francisco, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Smart people, visionary leader in Sonny Vu and a sense of purpose with the company goal

      Cons

      A little political with family members.

      Misfit2017-04-18
    • Helpful (7)

      "There is no structure, process, or adequate leadership"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Misfit for more than a year

      Pros

      Free lunch perks You get wearables

      Cons

      Culture is so-so. Communication was very unstructured and ideas and concepts weren't thought out. There was a push for cool features and less about actual user experience -meaning that there were never any testing done to validate ideas. There was no support to teams and leadership was severely lacking if not existing. If you are looking to find an environment to grow successfully, this is not the place for you.

      Advice to Management

      Hire actual senior talent that knows what they are doing to invest in creating a supportive environment.

      Misfit2016-07-22
    • Helpful (29)

      "Work here will kill your future"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Misfit

      Pros

      Startup in BayArea Have free lunch

      Cons

      Its CFO will kill the company since she squeezes employees' energy and fire them if they show their opinions she doesn't like. All advertising of this company is lie, they care about face time rather than brain time as advertise. They have illegal teams in Vietnam and China. In Vietnam, its company doesn't have a name since it did not register with the government. The CFO finds any durty cunning to fire employees who...

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      Advice to Management

      Fire the CFO (Christy Le) since she has fake morality.

      Misfit2016-04-08
    • Helpful (9)

      "Big opportunities, big drawbacks"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Misfit full-time

      Pros

      As with any startup, there are many opportunities at Misfit to have a big impact and influence in your line of work. No matter what office you might be in, co-workers are friendly, fun, and intelligent. Culture - As a company, Misfit is lacking it's own unique culture... but most teams seem to develop a culture of their own. There is a real opportunity to do great work at Misfit, but that isn't always an easy task. Often...

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      Cons

      -Sometimes, certain teams feel more segregated from others and this doesn't quite project the sense of "family" that Misfit wants to achieve. When teams are segregated, communication problems arise. -Most employees seems to be somewhere between mildly dissatisfied to deeply upset with the most senior of leadership. While every single decision or action made at the top can't always please everyone, it feels as if some...

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      Advice to Management

      Many if not all of the problems at Misfit could be fixed. The most senior leadership needs to be more concerned with critical feedback from their employees, as it feels like a lot of frustration is reaching peak levels. Invest a little more in the workplace environment and culture, and you might find that you get greater returns in employee satisfaction and even product quality. Happier employees equal better products.

      Misfit2015-10-27
    • Helpful (10)

      "Don't work here"

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

      I worked at Misfit

      Pros

      Engineering culture. Cool teammate to work with.

      Cons

      Unfair Compensation. Long working hours. No team building at all. No QA team. No marketing budget. Serious hierarchy issue. Illegal Operation in China and Vietnam Offices. CXO level only want to make money instead of build great products.

      Advice to Management

      Act like a SV startup.

      Misfit2015-11-16
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