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Fitbit Reviews

Updated Dec 13, 2019

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3.4
53%
Recommend to a Friend
56%
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Fitbit CEO James Park
James Park
173 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great team and the ability to work on customer end products"

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    Current Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in Bucharest
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very friendly environment at the work place, the company is struggling to improve the user experience with our customers.

    Cons

    Some decisions are taken blindly.

    Fitbit2019-07-31
  2. "Business system"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fitbit full-time

    Pros

    Good place with great benefit

    Cons

    Management needs to willing to listen if company wants to move forward to success

    Fitbit2019-08-19
  3. "What is a review headline?"

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    Current Employee - Engineer 

    I have been working at Fitbit full-time

    Pros

    The people, the code, the occasional free pizza, the opportunity for growth

    Cons

    The office is too in the middle to the city, it should be moved in Pipera like the other companies.

    Fitbit2019-08-01
  4. "High Pace but Great Experience"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to stretch and learn

    Cons

    Very high-pace and challenging environment. You need thick skin

    Fitbit2019-07-27
  5. Helpful (6)

    "Values Image Over Substance"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with developing technology. Healthy Snacks Convenient downtown location

    Cons

    Fitbit got to market first with their trackers, and that was the coup that the company's success has been built on. More and more it places its hopes in services, and complacency. The opportunities for product design and development grow smaller each quarter. The tracker does not report total sleep time in a 24 hour period. When I mentioned this in my orientation a year ago I was told it was not designed to... provide a total, so it just reported the first sleep period. Why? Because "we're not a sleep lab." The problem is that there is a culture which believes in its own hype. At one all hands meeting someone said that the fitness tracker was going to be the next greatest advance in human health since the polio vaccine. Yes, they really said that. There is no effective oversight of lower level management. Toxic management spreads like a fungus at the lower and mid-levels. One manager disabled the monitoring system because they didn't like the statistics it reported on their server. Their friend was the manager so nothing happened. Another one called contract agency and told them not to sponsor a visa candidate.

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    Advice to Management

    There is still a lot of potential in this market. Stop squandering it by chasing fad technologies and gimmicks. Require more ethical behavior from managers.

    Fitbit2019-08-27
  6. "Nice Company"

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    Former Employee - Customer Support Specialist in Medellín, Antioquia

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

    Pros

    We receive really good bonuses for OT and metrics

    Cons

    There are not many opportunities to grow

    Fitbit2019-07-16
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Global Ops/ Customer Support"

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Coworkers, location and product even-though it is also declining.

    Cons

    Terrible leadership the company feels from the 70s, also a lot of politics.

    Fitbit2019-07-22
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Lots of turnover"

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    Former Employee - Regulatory Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, discount on merchandise, happy hours each week.

    Cons

    Low moral, high turnover.

    Fitbit2019-07-02
  9. "Some good aspects, but not many"

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    Former Employee - Senior Customer Operations Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Product development. Customer centric. Great office

    Cons

    Mix strategy -pulling in different directions

    Fitbit2019-06-03
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Turnaround situation. Many challenges."

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Products are cool. Great location

    Cons

    Disfunctional work culture. High turnover.

    Fitbit2019-05-01
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