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So much potential, it is invigorating but also frustrating when the magic isn't appreciated by C-level execs.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Bedford, MA

ProsThe business of designing robots requires broad experience, and gives employees broad experience when working here. Employees can cultivate their understanding of mechanical, electrical, software, and manufacturing as applied to consumer and military robots. It is not a boring place to work.

ConsSuprisingly, there are almost never any cool robots wandering the halls.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe magic of Roomba and Packbot is partially due to the accidental nature of the success. Many of the conference rooms are named with a "failed" robot. Let's regain the enthusiasm we had and build some more failures. At worst we will get some more conference room names, and it's a great way to stumble upon next big thing. Bonus is that employees will want to get out of bed in the morning to participate.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    4 people found this helpful  

    Discrimination

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Bedford, MA

    I worked at iRobot

    Pros: Flexibility between home life and work life - most of… 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… Advice to Senior Management: Stop throwing stuff at the wall to see what sticks.… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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    Super political, weak top managers, poorly communicated vision

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) 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… Advice to Senior 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… More

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