Fitbit Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 10 Sep 2020

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Fitbit CEO James Park
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  1. "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.

  2. "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


  3. "Software Engineer"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New Rochelle, NY

    I worked at Fitbit full-time

    Pros

    Mentorship opportunities. Lots of opportunities, great experience overall. Great co-workers.

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance. It's the norm to work 12-14 hours every day

    Fitbit Response

    Thank you for taking the time to submit your thoughts on working at Fitbit. While we have things to work on, we're glad you're enjoying our mentorship program and the opportunities for growth! We appreciate all that you do for us and look forward to working hard to make Fitbit the best place possible to work and build a career.

  4. "Endless Opportunities"

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

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

    Pros

    Exposure to a very diverse work environment Opportunities to make business and social impact Brand name Good employee benefits

    Cons

    Difficult to manage work life balance due to resource constraints Needs more focus on Product Quality Management Extremely tough market to survive and thrive in, need to diversify product portfolio

    Fitbit Response

    Thank you for taking the time to submit your thoughts on working at Fitbit. While we have things to work on, we're glad you've sensed the opportunity we have to make a positive social impact and appreciate the employee benefits that we've worked hard to make part of our culture at Fitbit. We appreciate everything you do for us and look forward to working hard to make Fitbit the best place possible to work and build a career.

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Test 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

    Good communication, excellent workplace, Lot of opportunities, Very good Work/Life Balance

    Cons

    I haven't seen any cons

    Fitbit Response

    Thank you for taking the time to submit your thoughts on working at Fitbit. We're so glad you've enjoyed our work/life balance and the opportunity to grow within that we've worked hard to make part of our culture at Fitbit. We appreciate everything you do for us and look forward to working hard to make Fitbit the best place possible to work and build a career.

  6. "Overall Can't Complain"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Security Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-Life Balance, Team Communication, Collaboration, Company you can believe in, Covers a rare aspect of tech with end-user hardware

    Cons

    Company trajectory, Progress, Budgeting, Most people take a pay cut to work on this team

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    Fitbit Response

    People Team

    Thank you for taking the time to submit your thoughts on working at Fitbit. While we have things to work on, we're glad you've sensed the work life balance and teamwork that we've worked hard to make part of our culture at Fitbit. We appreciate everything you do for us and look forward to working hard to make Fitbit the best place possible to work and build a career.

  7. "Senior Software Engineer"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work environment is great! Everyone is so nice. The salary is higher then the average level. The work-life balance is brilliant!

    Cons

    Since Fitbit is in the progress of acquisition with Google, there might be some uncertain sceranios around this case.

    Fitbit Response

    People Team

    Thank you for taking the time to submit your thoughts on working at Fitbit. We're glad you've enjoyed the work life balance and strong camaraderie we've worked hard to make part of our culture at Fitbit. We appreciate everything you do for us and look forward to working hard to make Fitbit the best place possible to work and build a career.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Recruiting Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Fitbit for less than a year

    Pros

    Wonderful employees - everyone I've worked with is extremely team-oriented, supportive, kind. We have a great work-life balance, fun happy hours on Fridays, as well as a number fitness/wellness events.

    Cons

    My one con is that contractors aren't included in some team/company events. I'm a contractor and still part of the team, so this is disappointing sometimes.

  9. Helpful (10)

    "Good work/life balance, incredibly toxic culture"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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  10. Helpful (7)

    "So much unrealized potential"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 teams move extremely slowly - Budget decision makers can't decide on the exact set of tools to use, how to use them, how long to use them, etc. so end up wasting time on meaningless projects that do not get advocated for despite team buy-in - A ton of time is spent getting rid of technical debt left behind by former employees - Mid and upper level management is too afraid to make hard decisions and support their opinions with facts and data; ends up in lots of wishy washy meetings and people saying random things without any real direction

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