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Still some growing pains - but overall a great place to work.

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at iRobot full-time

Pros

No micro managing, you are enabled to do your job
Progressive and interesting product
Lot's of great co-workers
Not a large company, but global so you get access to different ways of doing things

Cons

Lot's of change at executive level, so it's tough to get traction on your projects
Communication challenges up the ladder and between departments
Globalizing is a little painful, but then again it usually is!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Encourage employees to communicate
Minimize the executive turnover
Consolidate divisions

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Company has lost its way....

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at iRobot full-time

    Pros

    At the present moment it's hard to say.

    Cons

    It used to be a place where you had fun, built cool stuff and were changing the world. Basically one new product in the last few years. Government money going away and over the years have really done nothing to get military robots retasked and into other markets. The forward looking vision was lacking in this realm. The fun is gone, more or less maintaining the status quo. Layoffs one day and a party the next. Not a formula for cutting costs in my eyes. No communication as to where the company is going, at least not down to the frogs in the pond level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People will go above and beyond if they believe is something. There is no clear path that is visible to those doing the work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Hiring while Laying Off

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at iRobot full-time

    Pros

    The company just merged and before, it was great.
    The people are very friendly and great.
    Work life balance is good and half day Fridays during the summer is definitely very good for employees.
    Location is very good, close to route 3 and 128.

    Cons

    There has been a lot of layoff due to cost cutting. While it is understandeable to reduce cost, that does not mean you hire people at the same time. Just 2 days ago, 6 positions opened up while there are people still leaving due to layoffs.
    At the same time, people are laid off and getting replaced by people fresh out of college. People who have been laid off have been told to train these new fresh out of college who are probably paid a fraction of the person who got laid off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch the company morale. There has been a serious downturn recently in terms of morale.
    On the non business side, management is great(great to talk to, socialize with). However, their business decisions are baffling.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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