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Love the emphasis on culture at MakerBot

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Management is focused on making sure that employees are both a good fit with their supervisors and their teams; that makes for a very aligned atmosphere. I feel respected and acknowledged and excited to be working in such a creative and energetic company.

Cons

Growing pains but I really believe it will lead to all good things.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep on recognizing your employees for their hard work--it does make a difference!

Recommends
Positive Outlook

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  1. 9 people found this helpful  

    Makerbot: An interesting product but an unhealthy environnment to be in!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Productor  in  Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Productor in Brooklyn, NY

    Pros

    The product is interesting and the company could have a great potential if it was managed properly!

    Cons

    Really, really poor management consequently, the whole production employees are the ones who carry the burden. No consistency in the hours either: you would find yourself doing overtime for weeks because of mismanagement.
    There is new hiring everything 3 months because of people quitting:

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust and treat your employees better and maybe they might stick around!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 13 people found this helpful  

    A lot of potential, ruined by short-sighted management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Back in the day, the pro was that you were working in a brand new, disruptive industry with a team of people who really cared about and believed in the product.

    Cons

    Bad management ruined all of that. The CEO wants to be Steve Jobs, but he's really bad at managing a company. When things started to go south he fired the entire marketing team, and hired his dad to take over that department. The head of the fired team has gone on to win all the same awards, this time for MakerBot's competitors, while marketing quality from MakerBot itself has gone downhill.

    The other reviewers (except the two astroturfers) have covered this. What the other reviewers haven't covered is that the COO is also causing a lot of damage, repeatedly hiring people for jobs like "receptionist" and a couple weeks later promoting them to things like "office manager". She also filled most of the department leadership with her friends.

    The brain drain that followed has cleared out the remaining talent in the company. The pay was sub-standard when I was there, and may be getting better now, but this is not a place you want to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your people better. They are the *ONLY* reason you've gotten to where you are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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