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Excellent
Ambassador (Current Employee) –  Daytona Beach, FL Best BuySeptember 11, 2019
Creative channel
Fit bit program was fun
And the product speaks
For itself and customers love the product, getting the cust into the correct model for their needs
Was very easy and when demoing the product cust really appreciate that
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Bad Management
Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAJune 24, 2019
At Fitbit in my team knowledge and hard work does not matter as long as you are in good books with your Manager. Same when it comes to salary and promotions you wont get what you deserve. Even if your responsibilities is of a Senior Engineer you might be stuck in a Junior role forever and your team mates who hardly work will keep getting promotions just because they are in good books with the Manager. Over all work life balance is great. Free snacks and gym, great work from home facility. If you want to have easy life Fitbit is the place to work.
Pros
Flexible time, Wfh, free snacks, gym available.
Cons
Bad Managment
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Great place and colleagues
DIRECTOR, M&A INTEGRATION (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAMay 30, 2019
Excellent place to work. The culture is great and the environment is very friendly. Good location for commuters. Great product to be passionate about. This drives innovation
Pros
Good colleages, great management
Cons
Better benefits
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Worst place to work for
Sr. Manufacturing Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAMay 4, 2019
Management has no direction on where to go. They want you to be there all day. No training no direction to new employees. The culture is bad. They like to start late and leave late.
Pros
Snacks and drinks
Cons
Everything else
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Mass Exodus
Engineer (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAFebruary 16, 2019
Some nice people, some smart people, and you're part of something that is helping people. Unfortunately the company is poorly managed at most levels and faces strong competition at both the high and low end. Basic project management precepts like how to prioritize and manage scope, cost, and schedule seems beyond them. Managing feature creep at the product definition phase is one of their biggest weaknesses. These over featured products then go into development, the aspirational features that would have been market differentiators have development issues that then affect schedule and/or cost, people live in China for months, and eventually something less than desired reaches the market late with poor financials. However lately it isn't even aspirational features that are burdening product definitions. It's just trying to keep up with released features on competitors products. Meanwhile Xiaomi sells it cheaper, Garmin sells it better, and Apple sells it cooler. Fitbit is at most two bad product intros away from oblivion.

This has triggered a mass exodus of talent, which Fitbit has encouraged, augmented by several small, stealth layoffs. Its current financials are challenged enough that it can't afford to keep the people that it needs. The overall effect creates this kind of dark mood, intensified by the increasing number of empty desks, that pervades the organization. No one is surprised any more to hear that a colleague has left. There's more a feeling of being happy for them that they found a way out, maybe with some quiet envy.

There is no reason to work here unless
  more... you have no choice. Get a job at Google, Facebook, or maybe one of the start-ups that are doing some cool autonomous vehicle work.  less
Pros
Some nice people, some free food, being part of something that helps people, a paycheck
Cons
Poor management and most levels, very strong competitors, financials that are highly dependent on device sales
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Fake Culture of "Transparency"
Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CADecember 27, 2018
Management preaches "transparency" but does not practice it. Managers exclude engineers from meetings in which their deliverables are discussed with stakeholders and then present the decisions as "personal goals."

Managers do not understand the technology they order engineers to use. They don't care. Their priorities are to tell management above them what it wants to hear.

Fitbit says that it wanted to convert contract employees to full-time after six months, but it often takes a year. Employees on work visas frequently have their conversions delayed even longer, which keeps them dependent on the company.

Management does a very poor job of managing itself. Oversized egos remain oversized. Fitbit is good at promoting Dr Jekyll and clueless when it comes to dealing with Mr Hyde.


The company should be more honest about the amount of planned outsourcing to Romania.
Pros
Healthy snacks, Interesting work, nice coworkers
Cons
Lack of vision, micromanagement, high attrition, outsourcing, visa holders in limbo
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Fun environment for temp and perm roles!
Product Tester (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAOctober 10, 2018
Good place to work with cool equipments, team and office space. Can be a good environment to grow in, even if temporary hired as you get to learn loads.
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Depends on the team and the manager
Supply Chain Analyst (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAAugust 21, 2018
Depends on the team and the manager you are working for.
Some teams are really loose and easy.
Some teams are really difficult and tough.
Some teams are okay.
There is no perfect job anyway.
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4.0
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Fun place to work at
PRODUCT TESTER (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJuly 17, 2018
Fun place to work at. Work life balance was great. It was a fitness tester position where the turnover rate was high. They were trying to work with volume of candidates so there were many replacements constantly.
Pros
Happy hour, Free lunch, Fun
Cons
High turnover rate
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Exodus
Electrical Engineer (Former Employee) –  San Francisco Bay Area, CAJune 30, 2018
Used to be a good place to work. Smart co-workers and interesting products. Now mass exodus. Everyone who can is leaving. Daily and weekly resignation announcement. Low morale. Company with no direction. Lack of leadership. CEO not capable of leading. No clear direction or communication to employees.

Projects constantly start and terminated. Waste of time and money. Alarming number of people leaving. Over 50% of my team has resigned since Jan.1.
Pros
Unlimited vacation, cool products
Cons
Lack of leadership at CEO level. Employee morale low. People leaving daily. Mass exodus
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productive work place
Fitbit project (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAJune 5, 2018
We discovered the market trend for Fitbit and explored the likelihood of success in the market as so many technical products arise in the market, Fitbit needs to change their business model so they can move forward.
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great place to work
Training Program Manager (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAMay 7, 2018
the teams are welcoming, they want you to jump in and work. Flexible with work and life balance. Still very much a start up feel, where multiple teams are not communicating. Some over management at times.
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Fun and Productive Work Environment
Associate QA Test Engineer (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAApril 18, 2018
- A great place to work
- Diverse employees
- Friendly and clean
- Startup vibes all around
- Stocked fridges
- The management was alright but does need a bit of work
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Fun, fast-paced environment with friendly co-workers.
Shipping Clerk (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAApril 12, 2018
it was a fast paced environment with friendly co-workers who support and care about you and each other. The only bad thing was when we got a new manager, he literally stood over us, watched and clocked us shipping clerks. If you went too slow, you got let go.
Pros
once-a-week free lunch, paid breaks
Cons
bad management
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Fun Place to work in but no work-life balance
QA Analyst (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAMarch 20, 2018
Fun Place to work in, flexible env. , bright people , fully stocked kitchen and transparent management
but absolutely NO work-life balance,always tight deadlines that requires to work late
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Great!
Senior Marketing Analyst (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAFebruary 17, 2018
Fitbit is a fantastic company and a great place to work for. The perfect blend of innovation and serendipity of company culture. Would highly recommend.
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Great and exciting workplace
QA Tester/VIP Pack out Lead (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJanuary 5, 2018
I had a lot of fun while working at Fitbit. I met a lot of great people and the work that I did there was very meaningful. Fitbit really takes care of their employees by providing healthy snacks.
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Good place with ups and downs
Engineering Change Analyst (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJanuary 4, 2018
I had a good time working at Fitbit; though my experience was an interesting one. Like with most companies, the smaller you are, the more room for career advancement. I think that's where a ton of the frustration came from- people felt stagnant near the end of my 4 years at the company. Still a much better workplace than most.

Workplace culture is great, I always felt supported. Doesn't go far in terms of diversity, but aside from that, things were easy-going but serious.

Hardest part about my job was the morale levels in early 2017. It was tough to see everyone who had given so much to the company leave.
Pros
stipend for the gym
Cons
morale was tough
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Productive Workplace
Product Tester (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CADecember 27, 2017
It was a nice workplace where we could chill and get stuff done. There were a lot of long gaps where we would not end up doing much though. Besides the waiting working there was really fun.
Pros
Down time to do your own thing
Cons
Long days
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Challenging Job
Salesforce Administrator (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CADecember 27, 2017
This was challenging role. There was too few examples cross team support and too often the distrust between different teams would complicated a project for reasons outside the scope the workspace.
Pros
It was a fun place to work with mid-day workouts and a genuine admiration for the product they sell.
Cons
Room for cultural improvement
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