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iRobot – Bedford – “View from outside the iRobot headquarter office…”

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3.2 63 reviews

60% Approve of the CEO

iRobot Chairman and CEO Colin M. Angle

Colin M. Angle

(40 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work/life balance including fairly flexible work schedules(in 5 reviews)

  • Get to work with cutting edge technology(in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Many managers tend to micromanage thus becoming an irritant(in 4 reviews)

  • t know how to motivate or retain top talent(in 3 reviews)

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    Stay away from Corporate Division

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Bedford, MA

    ProsGreat location; benefits not bad, but no ESPP

    ConsToo many Director Level people for not enough lower level people; org chart to big for size company; no rhyme or reason regarding who to layoff; not enough cross training; not enough woman in management or above roles; low moral; "boys club"

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees and actually do something about it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Go Home Robots

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Bedford, MA

    Pros*Competitive compensation
    *Solid foundation of employees
    *Bright future

    ConsReorganization has forced many quality people to leave

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop being so reactive to changes in the economy and try being more proactive.

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

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    Fascinating Technology

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Bedford, MA

    ProsGet to work with loads of different discipline engineers (MEs, EEs, SEs, SWEs, EMEs, etc.).
    Cutting edge tech.
    Engineers are solid, smart, good at what they do.
    Management was listening to employee feedback and taking steps to improve.
    Great place to work!

    ConsGrowing pains, esp. interactions with subcontractors.
    Getting political but not too bad. This is not as big a problem as many other places
    Management often inexperienced and can make mistakes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSometimes management seems to be a little more aloof than it should be. They are doing something about it though, which is good.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    nice place for a geek

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Bedford, MA

    Prosloose structure and casual environment, exposure to high tech. Really a good place if you work in their government contract department

    Consstructure too loose. very vague responsibility in their home department, very ineffective communication and very behind in implementing enterprise-level applicatioin.

    Advice to Senior Managementinvest in long-term solution instead of focusing on short-term unsustainable fixes. invest in long term relationship with quality OEM vendors

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    iRobot is cooler than not cool.

    Engineer (Current Employee) Bedford, MA

    ProsIf you like robots, there's lots of robots. The robot people are really experts. I don't know many jerks, even in management. Lots of flexibility in changing jobs or circumstances. Loyalty to the company is valued. Employees and management like to have fun. There is no excessively poor grammar.

    ConsOne side is a baby defense contractor with more overhead than it can carry, lots of politics, and that isn't getting ready to go where military robots are going. The other side is a baby electronics company whose worst enemy is itself and waiting for the hammer to fall from real electronics companies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop hiring generic middle and senior managers from also-ran local companies and the government and putting them in charge of robot geniuses. Both businesses are driven by great engineers but generally "led" by people that are obviously not.

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    good learning experience

    Associate Software Engineer (Former Employee)

    Proscool technology for the current time frame

    Consneed new and innovative robots

    Advice to Senior Managementneed more diversified robots

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    it's fine

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proshigh tech, stare of the art

    Conslots of firedrills. last minute work

    Advice to Senior Managementhire more people

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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