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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 (More than 10 years)

Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

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

Cons

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

Advice to Management

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.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Continue to spur innovation amongst employees and differentiate yourself from competition


  2. Helpful (1)

    Fascinating Technology

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

    I worked at iRobot

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


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