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    Amazing people, terrible management

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    I worked at Makerbot full-time

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    Pros

    Some of the best people I've worked with. The team environment in our department was everyone's reason for going in every day, and the pranks and inside jokes got us through to happy hour. With little institutional incentive to try, employees worked hard and produced high-quality work just because that's the type of people they were. Direct managers and supervisors were also extremely caring and supportive, and helped identify opportunities for people to leverage their strengths and pursue their interests.

    Cons

    The company was going through some huge transitions (rapid growth, Stratasys takeover and subsequent restructuring) and experiencing some big growing pains. I was not impressed by the treatment and management skills of anyone beyond my immediate supervisors, and some terrible decisions were made (and poorly communicated) to employees. There was extremely low morale and high stress in all departments, and laughably poor salaries and few opportunities for promotion made it a wonder anyone stayed and continue to work as hard as they did. One of the worst things I saw was the pattern of dangling incentives of promotions or bonuses in front of employees that were never delivered.

    Advice to Management

    Value your incredible employees and pay fair wages. Stratasys has made some headway cleaning house, but in general the lower-level management are miles ahead of everyone at the executive level in understanding how to run a company.


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    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Makerbot.

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    The interview process consisted of preliminary phone interview. Subsequently an in person interview with several managers. The process was very discombobulated and poorly scheduled. I received another call where the would be manager kept asking me why I should be hired. It felt that the interview was a trial for the future since the role was then filled internally. I had to wait for a response while having a pending offer from another firm. I never received a reply after informing of the competing offer. For candidates that spend their time interviewing professional courtesy dictates that at least you follow up. Even Goldman Sachs will follows up regardless of outcome.

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Makerbot Awards & Accolades

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Best of Show Award , TenLinks SolidWorks World, 2014
CES 2014: Best in Show (MakerBot Replicator Mini Compact 3D Printer) , Digital Trends, 2014
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Website www.makerbot.com
Headquarters Brooklyn, NY
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2009
Type Company - Private
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

With exhilarating growth since it started making desktop 3D printers in 2009, and the best price/performance in its category, MakerBot® has put professional-quality manufacturing on the desktops of tens of thousands of engineers, designers, researchers, and people who just like to make things. The MakerBot 3D Ecosystem goes well beyond it’s line of MakerBot Replicator® 3D ... More

Mission: MakerBot is leading the Next Industrial Revolution by setting the standards in reliable and affordable desktop 3D printing and 3D scanning.

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