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Fitbit Overview

San Francisco, CA (US)
1001 to 5000 employees
2007
Company - Public (FIT )
Consumer Products Manufacturing
Unknown / Non-Applicable
We're a passionate team dedicated to health & fitness who are building products that help transform people's lives. While health can be serious business, we feel it doesn't have to be. We believe ... Read more

Mission: Fitbit helps people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration, and guidance to reach their goals.

Company Updates

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    'We're Not As Healthy As We Should Be.' Fitbit CEO James Park Discusses New AFib Detection Partnership With Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer

    "We're not as healthy as we should be." That's what Fitbit CEO and co-founder James Park said at Thursday's TIME 100 Health Summit, where MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle interviewed him about the company's future in the health care space, the impact of wearables and just how active Fitbit's 30 million active users really are.

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    Fitbit partners with BMS, Pfizer on early atrial fibrillation detection project

    A partnership between two drugmakers and a company that makes fitness trackers aims to address gaps in the diagnosis of atrial fibrillation. New York-based drugmakers Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer - operating as the BMS-Pfizer Alliance - and San Francisco-based Fitbit said Thursday that they would collaborate to improve earlier detection of AFib, with the aim of improving earlier detection in people who are at increased risk of stroke.

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Fitbit – Why Work With Us?


An Idea was Born

In 2007, our founders, Eric and James, realized that sensors and wireless technology had advanced to a point where they could bring amazing experiences to fitness and health. They embarked on a journey to create a wearable product that would change the way we move.

Our Mission

Fitbit helps people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration, and guidance to reach their goals.

Inspiring Change

Our users take 43% more steps with Fitbit.

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This means better health and fitness, more energy, and an overall happier you.

We're looking for people who are excited about health and technology, and how these together can make a difference in people's everyday lives.


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Committed

Dedicated to health and fitness


Creative

Solving new and interesting challenges


Collaborative

Working together to make a difference



 


 


Our Perks

WHAT SETS US APART

STAY ACTIVE AT WORK

Treadmill desks and weekly fitness classes like Zumba and running groups keep you moving on the job

SNACKS & HAPPY HOUR

A fully stocked kitchen with healthy and hearty snacks and happy hours every week

FIELD TESTING

As an employee, you have the opportunity to test out and help develop our new products

TEAM OUTINGS

From holiday parties to an unexpected game of competitive bowling, there's lots of opportunities to get to know the team

HACK NIGHTS

Monthly hack nights that put your mind to the test from building your workspace to building our next product

EQUITY

Every employee has a personal stake in the success and accomplishments of Fitbit


                                Bits from our Employees

 

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Matt Silva, Product Manager

"My background is in behavior change, and it’s a unique opportunity designing for products that span both hardware and software. People love their Fitbit’s and have an often personal relationship with them. Knowing that to be true, it’s really fun and awesome to be designing and building things for a product people care so much about. Everyone here is really smart and talented, and committed to helping people live healthier lives."


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Karla Robertson, Mechanical Engineering Manager

"I've worked on consumer electronic products for my entire career. At the beginning of my career, I knew I wanted to work on products that closely integrated into people's lives. And while I know people who love the smartphones and tablets that I have helped design, working at Fitbit has given me the opportunity to work on products that can truly improve people's lives. Not only do our products give our users a way to quantify their daily activity, but our products are also a physical reminder that they care about their health and wellness. When I look down at my wrist and see a Fitbit designed and developed by my team, I am reminded that I care about my own health, and that I should get out there and get more steps."

 

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Peter Molettiere, Director of Engineering

"I’ve been working at Fitbit for more than four years, and it has consistently provided a series of new and interesting challenges.  It’s great to work with such a talented and motivated team, on a product that has such a visible impact for so many people.  Everyone has a story about Fitbit has positively impacted the life of a relative or friend."

 

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Allie Russell, Research Engineer

"The fitbit research team is full of fun, talented, curious scientists and engineers, working on new sensors, new applications for our current sensors, better algorithms and interesting features. I focus on designing experiments to test all of the above on real users. My background is in general engineering. I value the variety of projects, collaboration and opportunities to learn on this team."

 

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Drew Matthews, Visual/Motion Designer 

"We have a really great team of designers and engineers that work together to design and build solutions for complex problems. Getting the chance to make changes, test and iterate and ship is really exciting. Working on screens that interact with hardware is pretty awesome. Also, It is extremely rewarding to work for a company that can have a tremendous positive impact on many people’s lives."



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Paul Schultz, Software Engineer

"As a 2013 graduate I’ve gotten to work on features that are core to Fitbit’s mission. The engineering team is strong with plenty of smart and experienced developers, and I’m still learning every day. I love it here—there’s still some startup culture, but with the impact of a larger company. The leadership teams are open-minded and always looking for ways to improve."



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Fitbit Reviews

  • Featured Review

    Helpful (6)

    "Good Upside!"

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    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    *Strong product roadmap
    *Good communication from Sr Staff
    *Good benefits, started 401k company contribution
    *Very metrics driven
    *Put recent focus on better managing OPEX w/ good results
    *Likes to celebrate
    *Philanthropic
    *No debt, a lot of cash in the bank

    Cons

    *Need stronger accountability on meeting deliverables
    *Better focus on the projects w/ the bigger bang for the buck

    Advice to Management

    Sr team to improve on collaboration, need to ask the tough Qs to move the company forward.

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Fitbit Photos

Fitbit photo of: Lobby at the new fitbit HQ
Fitbit photo of: Launch party
Fitbit photo of: Celebrating the listing of FIT on the NYSE - 6/18/15
Fitbit photo of: Amazing race games at the Spring Fling event on Angel Island
Fitbit photo of: Offsite Friday on the ferry to Angel Island
Fitbit photo of: New all hand space @ Fitbit HQ
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Fitbit Interviews

Experience

Experience
38%
21%
41%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
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  1. Featured Interview

     

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Fitbit (San Francisco, CA (US)) in November 2018.

    Interview

    The interview process contained a chat with the recruiter, followed by a phone screen, and then an on-site. The phone screen consisted of a discussion of an algorithm implementation followed by a discussion of past work experience, where there was some room for error on the former. The on-site consisted of four interviews, including two coding interviews, one architecture interview, and one manager interview. Overall, I felt that the interviews were fairly good evaluators, rather than focusing on getting tricks or having less useful algorithm knowledge.

    Interview Questions

    • If you're creating an API that serves up images based on an ID and an image size, how would you architect the service?   2 Answers
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Fitbit Awards & Accolades

  • Most Innovative Companies, Fast Company, 2014
  • Gear of the year award, Men's Journal, 2013

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