iRobot

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3 people found this helpful  

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

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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 3 years)

Pros

The 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.

Cons

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

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The 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.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Best robotics company in the world.

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

    I have been working at iRobot full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the coolest products in the world. Exceptionally talented workforce.

    Cons

    Going through lots of changes in personnel, org structure, strategy so lots of ambiguity. People on Glassdoor that don't like working here (please quit).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better foster innovation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 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
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