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Fitbit Reviews

Updated 20 de Oct 2019

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Fitbit CEO James Park
James Park
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  1. "Lots of learning opportunity"

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and learn cool stuff Nice SF downtown location, close to BART Many things to achieve makes it an interesting place to work unlike other big product companies where you are small fish in a big pond High visibility and growth depends upon your attitude

    Cons

    Competitive space with sharks like Apple and Samsung

    Advice to Management

    You can and will do it!

    Fitbit2019-10-21
  2. "Nice people and work environment"

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

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

    Pros

    Cool products, lot's of talented and smart engineers, great work-life balance and laser focused on their next gig

    Cons

    None, absolutely loved this place

    Advice to Management

    You know this market well, so just listen to yourself and don't bother about what others have to say

    Fitbit2019-10-17
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Android Engineer in Bucharest
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice project to work on Good career plan and personal development Different benefits Ability to work from home

    Cons

    Some late meetings, however those can be taken from home, or you can come later at work

    Fitbit2019-09-26
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience"

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    Current Employee - Ios Software Engineer in Bucharest
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people huge project, the perfect environment if you want to grow not only as a developer you get your code reviewed career path support quality time with fitbit team

    Cons

    having a huge project is also a downside sometimes

    Fitbit2019-09-18
  5. "Not too bad"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Brussels
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fitbit part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours Good brand in general

    Cons

    Long shifts Rapport after work sometimes

    Fitbit2019-09-30
  6. Helpful (5)

    "Good work/life balance, incredibly toxic culture"

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

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

    Pros

    Good time off benefits, decent work/life balance unless you're on a really overworked team, people passionate about the products

    Cons

    Management are toxic and have no interest in retaining talent, management have superior complex over employees and will flaunt it, refusal to understand the limitations of headcount at the management level, overcommitment to hundreds of initiatives they can't staff, managers give little to no direction to help employees grow skills, lowball staff in terms of base salary offers

    Advice to Management

    Invest in management training, invest in basic human decency training for management, learn to value the employees you have, and upper management needs to be aware of the company they have and stop daydreaming. Also, invest in a gym. This is a company built on exercise hobbyists and asking employees to participate in them without giving them a proper gym comes across as cheap.

    Fitbit2019-09-14
  7. Helpful (6)

    "Incredibly meaningful product portfolio with a misguided and uninspired management team"

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    Former Employee - Senior 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

    - Work for a company creating products with purpose and meaning. You'll be inspired by the weekly customer success stories shared internally submitted by customers. These unsolicited stories share how lives are changed for the better with the use of Fitbit devices. - Generous employee product discount - Fully stocked kitchens with a variety of snacks and beverages to choose from. Each Friday the Company hosts a... "happy hour" and caters in food - Participate in field tests on beta products

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    Cons

    - C-suite is uninspiring and lacks the charisma or stage presence required to lead an innovative organization. - Product misses and increased competition has led to poor earnings and unsure outlook as an independent company. - Everything. Moves. Slowly. There are too many meetings. In order to accomplish any task or project you'll need a treasure map to locate the correct resources. - Poor middle-management... capabilities. If you thrive in an environment where no clear instructions are provided, like to figure out on your own how to do something by spinning your wheels for an eternity and have a manager that is never around to provide guidance or even just to check in how you are during 1:1's that always get canceled, then Fitbit is for you. If not (like most), you might consider working elsewhere. - Communication? Help? Those are dirty words here. When you become frustrated after spending hours or (likely) days on a task because on one was available to help you and found out only after a simpler way existed and hear the term that it's the "Fitbit way," don't be alarmed. Unlike the "HP way" that typically connotes positive things, performing something this way means doing it without instruction, by yourself since no one around is willing to help for fear they teach you something that eliminates their job security, most inefficient method possible since you have to re-invent the wheel. - No gym. Meger 401(k) match capped at $2K. Workout Wednesdays are really not workout Wednesday's as the company boasts. These are supposed to be days that employees are asked to wear workout wear and take time out of your day at work to do some physical activity they love. What this day turns out to be is just another day with worn with comfortable clothing (since you can't leave the office anyways with competing deliverables all due at the same time...or are they since clear instructions weren't given?). The most annoying part of this day is you're unable to book conference rooms at all since you're supposed to eliminate all company meetings on these days. This never happens, and it's a mad dash trying to find an open room.

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    Advice to Management

    Wake, UP. You know from the engagement surveys things need to change, The only positive thing worth mentioning is almost every single employee is proud to work there, despite miserable ratings in all other areas. Retain your talent through whatever means you know right. Start a mentoring program to allow a path for the growth of your junior staff. Have mandatory management training for your managers, and... require them to actually manage their staff if they're people managers. Take out the red tape and ask why it takes such a long time to get anything done. Are the bottlenecks from disgruntled tenured emplees? If so, remove them and hire people that are excited and motivated with a fresh set of eyes and clear mind. There's such potential and it makes many want to scream when they see how management either doesn't care or is clueless how their employees are treated and felt.

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    Fitbit2019-09-05
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Severe Attrition"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Fitbit full-time

    Pros

    Free lunches - oh, these are gone

    Cons

    Severe attrition - and no updates on whose left - so emails sit in old intrays

    Fitbit2019-10-02
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Very nice company to work for (in Bucharest office)"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Bucharest
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    very good location of the office modern office good payment compared to other big companies in Bucharest, for same person

    Cons

    management kind of sucks, but I saw worse; there are people that are considered seniors or above and are actually just juniors in terms of actual knowledge, with high demands and quite some temper

    Advice to Management

    should clean up and enforce some standards for seniors already hired

    Fitbit2019-08-23
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Found my fit at Fitbit"

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    Current Employee - Android Software Engineer in Bucharest
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work with a nice location. Lot's of things to learn and a bright career future.

    Cons

    I haven't found any until now.

    Fitbit2019-08-22
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