iRobot Reviews

Updated June 22, 2015
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iRobot Chairman and CEO Colin M. Angle
Colin M. Angle
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Pros
  • Work life balance is good and half day Fridays during the summer is definitely very good for employees (in 5 reviews)

  • Great work environment, great responsibility, professional networking (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Constant lies and misinformation coming from upper management (in 5 reviews)

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

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  1. Great Experience, Great Company, Fun Work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Bedford, MA
    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Bedford, MA

    I worked at iRobot as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Young, energetic, passionate workforce. An endless list of employee benefits (even as an intern). I thoroughly enjoyed my internship and hope to one day return as a full time engineer

    Cons

    Work can sometimes take over. Afternoons become evenings pretty quickly. But if you are into robotics, often times this a doable sacrifice because time just tends to fly by. If you plan to enter engineering, be aware that marketing is king and engineering caters to them.


  2. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SQA in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - SQA in Bedford, MA

    I have been working at iRobot (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people
    Great benefits
    Get to play with robots daily

    Cons

    Route 3 commute
    Not so easy to move laterally


  3. Coolest Tech Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at iRobot full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting categories. Incredible potential for the products and research. Passionate people. Work hard, play hard culture.

    Cons

    Oddly political for a company that's not so big.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to everyone. Follow through on your Empowerment mission.


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  5. iRobot review for mechanical engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at iRobot full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place work, with cool company and cool product

    Cons

    Nothing that i know of as Cons


  6. Great to be part of a new market.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at iRobot full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people advancing autonomous systems development

    Cons

    Company uncertain whether they want to be a near term or long term success. Some caustic leadership at the division level.


  7. iRobot is Awesome

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - EE Intern in Bedford, MA
    Former Intern - EE Intern in Bedford, MA

    I worked at iRobot as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very nice people and a great company culture

    Cons

    Some of the ME engineers expect the interns to put in more hours then they are compensated for.


  8. Best employer of all those at which I have worked.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SQA in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - SQA in Bedford, MA

    I have been working at iRobot full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Encourages 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.

    Cons

    Hard to move laterally (small company)

    Advice to Management

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


  9. Highly recommended company to work at

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Mechanical Engineer Intern in Bedford, MA
    Current Intern - Mechanical Engineer Intern in Bedford, MA

    I have been working at iRobot as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    no 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

    Cons

    Sometimes 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 Management

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


  10. Internship Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Bedford, MA
    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Bedford, MA

    I worked at iRobot as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing staff and intership program, very relaxed but hardworking. Always willing to lend a hand or help when you needed it. There is a lot to learn there and if you get the opportunity to intern for them you should take it

    Cons

    different engineering teams often fought over intern allocation which made it hard to get projects done because you were pulled in 2 directions at once if you weren't a "designated" intern

    Advice to Management

    dedicate every intern otherwise keep up the good work


  11. Great Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ME Intern in Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - ME Intern in Bedford, MA

    I worked at iRobot full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of work to do

    Cons

    I could not find any

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work



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