Fitbit Reviews

Updated Sep 12, 2020

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3.9
73%
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75%
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Fitbit CEO James Park
James Park
202 Ratings
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  • "No clear path for growth; results in in-fighting among middle management(in 10 reviews)

  • "Difficult to manage work life balance due to resource constraints(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Good work life balance"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Fitbit full-time

    Pros

    Good people, caring management, good engineering

    Cons

    Company has slow revenue growth

  2. "You could be having a great life or you could be working at Fitbit"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Bucharest
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Salary gets delivered every month on the same day - I guess the money is pretty good, otherwise I can't understand why I would still be working here - There is no accountability, so you can't get fired, even if you don't do anything

    Cons

    - Defensive, ineffective management - There is NO training for Management. You do whatever you want without any consequences - No fun, there's a culture of fear driving people to deliver - Nearly everybody is aggressive ion meetings - Long hours, no overtime pay - No work-life balance - Promotions offered based on favour, not merit

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    Fitbit Response

    People Team

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts about your time at Fitbit. Your feedback is important to us and we are sorry to hear about your experience. If you would like to share additional feedback, please reach out to us at glassdoorfeedback@fitbit.com.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Self directed career types"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great mission Smart technical team Incredible open culture Humble founders who are very real

    Cons

    Siloed organization Not very metrics driven

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Best place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Colleagues that help you when you are stuck

    Cons

    I have found nothing to add on the cons.

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  5. "Good company to work at. No career ladder"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fitbit full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Work life balance - Interesting projects to work on - Very good people - New technologies

    Cons

    - Very hard to no opportunity to grow. - No strictly, well defined career ladder

  6. Helpful (1)

    "A wonderful place to be"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bucharest
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - flexible work schedule - enthusiastic people - you can always get help when needed - there always are new learning possibilities - complimentary snacks

    Cons

    - there can sometimes be pressure when delivering on a tight schedule

  7. "Good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Manager in Singapore

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

    Pros

    Good team, kind and professional

    Cons

    Strategic direction comes from Global team

  8. "Fitness"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Sydney

    I worked at Fitbit full-time

    Pros

    Good Flexible place to work

    Cons

    Lack of support in the business

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture. Cool product features in pipeline."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great development environment with all sorts of infrastructure frameworks and teams support. Managers are super supportive - easy to switch teams for working on the projects you are interested. Colleagues are friendly and helpful. I've been enjoying working at Fitbit so far. The roadmap of the future deliveries is awesome.

    Cons

    No free lunch provided. But do have happy hours every Friday with decent food.

    Fitbit Response

    Thank you for taking the time to submit your thoughts on working at Fitbit. We're so happy to hear that our managers are supportive and you enjoy working with your colleagues! We look forward to when we can host our Friday Happy Hours again! Thanks again and we appreciate everything you do for us!

  10. "The place to be in these hard times"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Over the past few months, we have all experienced a change in how we work, where we work from and how we manage our personal lives, all while trying to deliver the same. I appreciate that Fitbit made me feel safe and showed a real interest in offering what I need to succeed in this new environment of WFH. Some examples would be the reimbursement we get for internet services, the budget for purchasing ergonomic furniture, etc. 2. You get to work with really smart and passionate people

    Cons

    The functions outside engineering don't have too many career opportunities, especially for lateral moves.

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