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iRobot is cooler than not cool.

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

I have been working at iRobot

Disapproves of CEO
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

If you like robots, there's lots of robots. The robot people are really experts. I don't know many jerks, even in management. Lots of flexibility in changing jobs or circumstances. Loyalty to the company is valued. Employees and management like to have fun. There is no excessively poor grammar.

Cons

One side is a baby defense contractor with more overhead than it can carry, lots of politics, and that isn't getting ready to go where military robots are going. The other side is a baby electronics company whose worst enemy is itself and waiting for the hammer to fall from real electronics companies.

Advice to Management

Stop hiring generic middle and senior managers from also-ran local companies and the government and putting them in charge of robot geniuses. Both businesses are driven by great engineers but generally "led" by people that are obviously not.

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  1. The best place to learn

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Technical Intern in Mysore (India)
    Former Intern - Technical Intern in Mysore (India)

    I worked at iRobot as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good team, access to latest technology, awesome robots

    Cons

    The company should have retained this office

    Advice to Management

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at iRobot full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Encourage employees to communicate
    Minimize the executive turnover
    Consolidate divisions


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