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Super political, weak top managers, poorly communicated vision

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

I have been working at iRobot full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Work-life balance, pay, benefits, potential, strong home robots performance

Cons

Poorly communicated vision, misaligned senior leaders, lost culture of innovation

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get back to your roots. Lead from the top and let subordinates do their jobs. Value innovation REALLY. Stop loss of top talent before its too late. Look at all the key employees and co-founders who left because they couldn't pursue iRobot's mission of "changing the world through robotics" while staying employed there......many others are contemplating the same move.

Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Discrimination

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA

    I worked at iRobot

    Pros

    Flexibility between home life and work life - most of the time.

    Cons

    Lacks innovation. Micromanaged. Lack of empathetic listening to customers and employees. Purchasing technology instead of inventing the technology is the norm. Anyone perceived as a threat is eventually eliminated or emasculated - for lack of a better term - if they want to keep their job. They have re-org'ed 3 times in the past 12-14 months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop throwing stuff at the wall to see what sticks. Be innovative. Value your employees with sincerity and not tongue-in-cheek.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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