iRobot
3.2 of 5 55 reviews
www.irobot.com Bedford, MA 500 to 999 Employees

iRobot Reviews

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

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3.2 55 reviews

                             

60% Approve of the CEO

iRobot Chairman and CEO Colin M. Angle

Colin M. Angle

(35 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Highly recommended company to work at

Mechanical Engineer Intern (Current Employee)
Bedford, MA

I have been working at iRobot as an intern for less than a year

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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Mechanical Engineering Intern (Former Employee)
Bedford, MA

I worked at iRobot as an intern for less than a year

ProsAmazing 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

Consdifferent 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 Senior Managementdedicate every intern otherwise keep up the good work

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

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Great Experience

ME Intern (Former Employee)
Bedford, MA

I worked at iRobot full-time for less than a year

ProsA lot of work to do

ConsI could not find any

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

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Good people and technology but working through growing pains.

Product Manager (Current Employee)
Bedford, MA

I have been working at iRobot for more than 3 years

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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Fantastic Place to be an Engineer

Mechanical Engineering Intern (Former Employee)
Bedford, MA

I worked at iRobot as an intern for less than a year

ProsFreedom to think, freedom to tinker

ConsDifficult to get internally promoted

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Best robotics company in the world.

Engineer (Current Employee)
Bedford, MA

I have been working at iRobot full-time for more than 3 years

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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Great work place

Vice President (Current Employee)

I have been working at iRobot

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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Brilliant people, fun work, interesting technology

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Bedford, MA

I have been working at iRobot

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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