iRobot

www.irobot.com
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creative problem solving working in teams with experienced talented engineers

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bedford, MA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bedford, MA

I have been working at iRobot

Pros

robotics is a challenging but fun area to work in. Engineering decisions are data-driven and management create a great environment for creativity.

Cons

Growing pains, esp. interactions with contractors and temporary hires.
Getting political but not too bad. This is not as big a problem as many other places
Engineering titles are not standardized

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to spur innovation amongst employees and differentiate yourself from competition

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fascinating Technology

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA

    I worked at iRobot

    Pros

    Get to work with loads of different discipline engineers (MEs, EEs, SEs, SWEs, EMEs, etc.).
    Cutting edge tech.
    Engineers are solid, smart, good at what they do.
    Management was listening to employee feedback and taking steps to improve.
    Great place to work!

    Cons

    Growing pains, esp. interactions with subcontractors.
    Getting political but not too bad. This is not as big a problem as many other places
    Management often inexperienced and can make mistakes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes management seems to be a little more aloof than it should be. They are doing something about it though, which is good.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Get out of here!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA

    I have been working at iRobot

    Pros

    -Work life balance is great, because no one does their work and they just shift blame from one person in a team to another

    Cons

    -They haven't come out with a new robot (on their own IP) for ten years. Don't come here if you want to be working for an innovative company. They sell themselves well, but they don't live up to the hype
    -Everyone here points fingers, they don't take ownership
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    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You talk a big game about talent retention, but you just had one of your biggest years for profit. Put your money where your mouth is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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