iRobot Reviews

Updated July 23, 2014
Updated July 23, 2014
76 Reviews

3.0
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iRobot Chairman and CEO Colin M. Angle
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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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11 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    iRobot is Awesome

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

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

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Best employer of all those at which I have worked.

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

    I have been working at iRobot full-time for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Highly recommended company to work at

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Internship Review

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    dedicate every intern otherwise keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Experience

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

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

    Pros

    A lot of work to do

    Cons

    I could not find any

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

  7.  

    Good people and technology but working through growing pains.

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

    I have been working at iRobot for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Exciting 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic Place to be an Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    Freedom to think, freedom to tinker

    Cons

    Difficult to get internally promoted

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Best robotics company in the world.

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Going 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 ManagementAdvice

    Better foster innovation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great work place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President
    Current Employee - Vice President

    I have been working at iRobot

    Pros

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

    Cons

    24/7 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 ManagementAdvice

    meet more or video conference more

    Recommends

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