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Helpful (5)

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 a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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

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  1. Helpful (3)

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

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    • Culture & Values
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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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Best robotics company in the world.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Bedford, MA

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

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

    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 Management

    Better foster innovation.


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