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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
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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Don't work here

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    Former Employee - Finance in New Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Finance in New Bedford, MA

    I worked at iRobot full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Casual atmosphere. Managers don't micro manage. Flexible work schedule. Interesting environment.

    Cons

    Management out of touch and don't pull their weight. Lower level employees do all the work and get no recognition. If there is an issue managers DO NOT give employee a chance to defend themselves. Don't trust fellow employees. Layoffs not based on job performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate and reward lower level employees. Your way is not the only way. Base layoffs on job performance not connections.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    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)

    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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