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Fitbit Reviews

Updated Aug 19, 2019

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Fitbit CEO James Park
James Park
165 Ratings
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  • "Its not certain our business model isn't a fad, so wall street has not been a fan of the stock, pay could be a little better, no 401k match(in 9 reviews)

  • "lots of disorganization of upper management(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Business system"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fitbit full-time

    Pros

    Good place with great benefit

    Cons

    Management needs to willing to listen if company wants to move forward to success

    Fitbit2019-08-19
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great team and the ability to work on customer end products"

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    Current Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in Bucharest
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very friendly environment at the work place, the company is struggling to improve the user experience with our customers.

    Cons

    Some decisions are taken blindly.

    Fitbit2019-07-31
  3. "What is a review headline?"

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    Current Employee - Engineer 

    I have been working at Fitbit full-time

    Pros

    The people, the code, the occasional free pizza, the opportunity for growth

    Cons

    The office is too in the middle to the city, it should be moved in Pipera like the other companies.

    Fitbit2019-08-01
  4. Helpful (1)

    "So much unrealized potential"

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

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

    Pros

    - Awesome independent contributer employees, some of the best, most hardest working people in San Francisco - Mature systems to dive into immediately and make impact right away - Great place to learn new skills, expand horizons, leverage training budgets - Decent benefits, lots of flexibility and work/life balance - The company's overall desire to do and be better is there

    Cons

    - Mid and upper level management has major problems in decision making and setting the right company culture, some problems might not be resolved without management turnover - Feedback to management, whether provided anonymously or directly, doesn't seem to result in any change whatsoever; easy to get stuck and end up with low team morale and high attrition - Lots of projects have dependencies with other teams and some...

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    Advice to Management

    Look at all the managers in the company and assess which have the highest attrition rates for their directs. Provide 100% anonymous surveys with 100% accountability for everyone involved -- strategic, tactical, and cultural. Provide a nearly immutable and crystal clear plan that is transparent to everyone so all independent contributers know what's going on. Work with leadership until 100% buy-in and everyone is working...

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    Fitbit2019-08-14
  5. "High Pace but Great Experience"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to stretch and learn

    Cons

    Very high-pace and challenging environment. You need thick skin

    Fitbit2019-07-27
  6. "Nice Company"

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    Former Employee - Customer Support Specialist in Medellín, Antioquia

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

    Pros

    We receive really good bonuses for OT and metrics

    Cons

    There are not many opportunities to grow

    Fitbit2019-07-16
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Worst Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fitbit

    Pros

    Food, cool surroundings, people who think they are too cool for school.

    Cons

    When there is a company wide step challenge you’ve got to love a depart manager who posts the three lowest walkers/scores in his department. Talk about a humiliating, painful “friendly coworker “ competition I’ve ever experienced. Take a flying leap jerks.

    Advice to Management

    Take a flying leap jerks.

    Fitbit2019-07-25
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Global Ops/ Customer Support"

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Coworkers, location and product even-though it is also declining.

    Cons

    Terrible leadership the company feels from the 70s, also a lot of politics.

    Fitbit2019-07-22
  9. "Study long, and you’ll play wrong"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fitbit

    Pros

    Good personal and work balance life. Good products, people are nice to work with.

    Cons

    R&D is horrible. Some ideas need to be processed and shouldn’t be considered ready for mfg. Junior level design engineering at best, lacks mfg expertise. High turnover, management constantly makes bad choices. Upper management is running it into the ground. Lots of political rhetoric, run far, far away!!

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company, hire better subject matter experts! Manufacturing and product development needs more experience. Also don’t throw parties when one is not deserved!

    Fitbit2019-08-01
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Lots of turnover"

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    Former Employee - Regulatory Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, discount on merchandise, happy hours each week.

    Cons

    Low moral, high turnover.

    Fitbit2019-07-02
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