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Fitbit Reviews

Updated 6 February 2019
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Pros
  • "Work/Life balance is also excellent - the company is really encouraging it" (in 39 reviews)

  • "Very flexible work-from-home policy" (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "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)

  • "Product intros are typically brutal on work-life balance" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (14)

    "A great opportunity to learn, grow and make an positive impact"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Work/life balance (seriously, the best I've ever had)
    - Opportunity to work autonomously, but also collaborate as a team with many brilliant people
    - Work for a company making a difference in the lives of so many people
    - Many greenfield opportunities. Still so much that needs to be done to grow this company and create a lasting legacy.
    - An incredibly supportive leadership team
    - Truly lives it's mission and encourages its employees to do stay healthy and fit
    - very casual work environment (e.g. lots of people who come to work in their workout gear on the regular, but Wednesday is officially workout Wednesday)

    If you love working on challenging projects, are open to change and thrive in an environment where you will always being solving complex problems in new and innovative ways, this is the place for you. If you are willing to work for it, you could very easily do the best work of your career here at Fitbit. This is not a rest and vest company, though there are quite a few of them still around.

    Cons

    - The company has had a pretty tough time setting a direction/strategy and then quickly executing against it. They were back on their heels for a bit, but are now starting to gain forward momentum again. If we can stay on track with current strategy, I am confident we will be even more successful than before.
    - There is no 401K match, but rumors are that it is in the works.
    - There is also not the gym that you would expect from a company like Fitbit, though they do give you $70/mo as a wellness stipend and there is a small shared gym in one of the buildings.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to share more. People just want to know what is going on--good, bad or otherwise. I know that there is a lot going on that we're afraid to talk about for some reason, but if everyone knew about all of the great work happening and we also talked more about challenges, it would go a long way in improving employee engagement and retention.


  2. "Highest quality team I've ever worked with"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A company at the cutting edge of technology, creating great products and encouraging people to lead healthier, happier and more active lives. The work culture is fantastic to be a part of and it's great to be surrounded by colleagues of the highest standard.

    Cons

    None so far, though if I had to pick something it would be the challenges of keeping up in such a fast growing business.

    Advice to Management

    Be proud of what you have created, stick to the business core values, keep up the hard work and future success will follow

  3. "Fitbit company pros and cons"

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

    I have been working at Fitbit full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, innovative and exciting, never boring.

    Cons

    Turbulent and constantly dealing with changing goals.


  4. "Brilliant opportunity"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fitbit (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Dynamic, focused, international team. Responsibility and autonomy. Your input into business improvement is valued and acted upon. Extremely fast pace.

    Cons

    Extremely fast pace, sometimes long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going!

    Fitbit Response

    4 Dec 2015 – CPO

    Thank you for your review. It is much appreciated. Fitbit is very fast-paced and dynamic. We are constantly working to add new talent and try to ensure that long hours are not the standard... More


  5. "great place to work energised people"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Country Manager in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Country Manager in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    lots great to lace to work

    Cons

    none to speak of just growing pains

    Advice to Management

    keep going


  6. "Fitbit EMEA"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President & GM EMEA in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Vice President & GM EMEA in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fitbit full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Positive and high performance atmosphere. Great can-do spirit

    Cons

    slow down in innovation disappointing

    Advice to Management

    Your leaders are your role models


  7. "Very good culture and company in general"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Bucharest (Romania)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, good compensation package, good benefits, overall a great place

    Cons

    Slight lack of future vision from senior management, they do plan ahead, but execution sometime lacks innovation, and not all internal ideas for operational improvements are actually heard or given a chance.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "HR"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    wonderful people, amazing product, changing lives

    Cons

    high turnover, always feel behind the curve


  9. "Fun place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    The work is challenging and the hours are reasonable. Fun to work with other people who are wild about fitness.

    Cons

    Some middle and upper management are hard to work with.


  10. "Decent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Reliability Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Reliability Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Lots of perks, and great people

    Cons

    Lack of innovation and vision.