Makerbot

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Great Place to Work

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Makerbot full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Leading edge technology - in a developing marketplace. Opportunities everywhere.

Cons

Crazy startup, lots going on, growing like mad.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stay the course - hang on and great things are coming your way

Recommends
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  1. 14 people found this helpful  

    toxic workplace.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Makerbot full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people doing the work.
    3D printing is the future.

    Cons

    I've been here less than a year, but here goes:

    We just launched a new product yet morale is at an all-time low - and the top brass doesn't even know that's the reality, or refuses to confront it.

    Very little respect for their own community and their own employees. Complete sense of entitlement from the top brass in every interaction between company and people.

    CEO is like others have said way way in over his head. He's paranoid about everyone, that they're out to get him, and completely impulsive about every single aspect of the company and the products. He won't acknowledge his shortcomings, instead he prefers to pretend to know what he's doing.

    He hired his father to run the marketing team. It's very weird.

    CEO has over inflated ego that is constantly fed by everyone at the company all the time. He's bought into his own BS and acts like he's Steve Jobs. He's definitely not.

    Work environment is completely paranoid - people are let go constantly with little regard. Blame is always on the employees without any sincere explanations, and often leads to impulsive firings.

    Management never looks inwards for -their dissatisfaction - of employee's work, expectations, and reporting structure.

    Expectation that you should be extremely grateful for even having a job at all- especially at this company. That only goes so far.

    No longer a startup - gone corporate, but without the trappings, only the pitfalls.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    what's there to say? This can't work long term, but maybe you don't care about the long term.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great coworkers in a disorganized environment

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Makerbot as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company culture is amazing and the co-workers are great. The employees are all typically very passionate about their work and 3-D printing.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the company structure is completely disorganized after a certain merger and has created a rather chaotic environment. The pay is also less than ideal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to what each employee actually accomplishes. It seems to be the trend that the employees that have contributed the most time and effort are often unrewarded.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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