Pebble

Smartwatch maker relies on timely, personalized visa support from Bridge
Company Overview

Pebble Technology designs, builds, and sells smartwatches. Their innovative technology enables its products to communicate with Android and iOS apps using Bluetooth.

The Challenge

In 2014 Pebble was a venture-backed startup growing headcount at a rate of 300% per year. The company’s HR team was time-constrained and the pace of business required rapid turnaround times for employee visa processes. The company was working with a solo attorney practice who was doing quality work, but Pebble needed a more efficient and transparent immigration process to compete in Silicon Valley’s challenging recruiting market.

Total Employees

180

Immigration Processes

H-1B, TN, O-1, J-1, Green Cards (EB-1/2/3), China Work Visas

PRIMARY POSITIONS

Developers, Designers

The Solution
  • Bridge onboarded all foreign employees, providing an automated dashboard to track status and receive reminders

  • A single point of contact for continuity, supported by a multi-person legal team for speed and redundacy

  • Streamlined visa workflow tools to initiate, track, and collaborate on a case – from anywhere, anytime

The Impact
100% approval rate
Rapid turnaround times enabled executives to travel earlier than anticipated
Visibility and peace of mind for foreign national employees
70% less immigration-related email

Pebble

“With our frequent travel abroad and many key foreign employees, timely and reliable immigration is critical to Pebble’s success. Bridge is a partner we can and do rely on.”

RACHEL MAROTTO, HR GENERALIST