iRobot
3.1 of 5 61 reviews
www.irobot.com Bedford, MA 500 to 999 Employees

iRobot Reviews

Updated Jul 5, 2014
iRobot – Bedford – “View from outside the iRobot headquarter office…”

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iRobot Chairman and CEO Colin M. Angle

Colin M. Angle

(39 ratings)

59% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Best employer of all those at which I have worked.

    SQA (Current Employee)
    Bedford, MA

    ProsEncourages employees. No blame games. Cutting edge jobs & technology. Fantastic benefits. Great work/life balance including fairly flexible work schedules. Many educational opportunities. Generous community activities (huge supporter of FIRST & related activities). Completely a team atmosphere, no empire building.

    ConsHard to move laterally (small company)

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work, fantastic employee-centric atmosphere. Encourage lateral moves where possible to support career growth.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Highly recommended company to work at

    Mechanical Engineer Intern (Current Employee)
    Bedford, MA

    Prosno dress code, relaxed working environment, friendly co-workers, the company has a young feel to it, senior engineers don't come across as anti-social people who rose to where they were simply because they have been with the company for their entire career

    ConsSometimes can get lost in the mix as a ME intern due to the structuring of the program. Some of the younger engineers who went through the internship program themselves liked to dump the most tedious work onto the interns which prevented some interns from gaining the valuable experience that the company has to offer

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide a slightly more structured internship program for the ME's. It would have been helpful if we had

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good people and technology but working through growing pains.

    Product Manager (Current Employee)
    Bedford, MA

    ProsExciting market and technology.
    Fun to actually produce stuff and push technology to market.
    Smart, hard working and dependable people in the company. Pleasure to work with almost all!
    The company mission is referenced often and I believed we live by the mission.

    ConsRecently, a little too quick to change direction and too often.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to flatten the organization and tap into the collective genius of the people. I hear a lot of employees say great things but they act as if thy do not have a voice to insert good ideas.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best robotics company in the world.

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Bedford, MA

    ProsSome of the coolest products in the world. Exceptionally talented workforce.

    ConsGoing through lots of changes in personnel, org structure, strategy so lots of ambiguity. People on Glassdoor that don't like working here (please quit).

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter foster innovation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Brilliant people, fun work, interesting technology

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Bedford, MA

    ProsThe engineers are very smart and a pleasure to work with. Unlike most places I have worked, at iRobot I find myself surrounded by intelligent people who want to do a good job. Slackers don't fit in but creative experts will feel right at home. The work is actually fun. Really! No joke!

    ConsScope of government funding and careful safe guarding of company money often prevents development of higher risk/higher reward technologies. Middle management can dither and waste time that could be better spent doing actual work. Too many managers managing too few engineers in some projects.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYour engineers are smart, your leadership has decent vision, but you need to slim the middleman and let your people spend the money advancing the product instead of analyzing until they only have the time for a quick fix.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great work place

    Vice President (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat work environment, great responsibility, professional networking. influencing others to reach their professional potential. Creative work environment and innovative training programs.

    Cons24/7 work hours never not working, always in need of more time. the level of stress carried daily and constant need for new ideas and less cost.

    Advice to Senior Managementmeet more or video conference more

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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