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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA

I worked at iRobot

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

Stop throwing stuff at the wall to see what sticks. Be innovative. Value your employees with sincerity and not tongue-in-cheek.

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    creative problem solving working in teams with experienced talented engineers

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

    I have been working at iRobot

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    robotics is a challenging but fun area to work in. Engineering decisions are data-driven and management create a great environment for creativity.

    Cons

    Growing pains, esp. interactions with contractors and temporary hires. Getting political but not too bad. This is not as big a problem as many other places Engineering titles are not standardized

    Advice to Management

    Continue to spur innovation amongst employees and differentiate yourself from competition


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    Fascinating Technology

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA

    I worked at iRobot

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Get to work with loads of different discipline engineers (MEs, EEs, SEs, SWEs, EMEs, etc.). Cutting edge tech. Engineers are solid, smart, good at what they do. Management was listening to employee feedback and taking steps to improve. Great place to work!

    Cons

    Growing pains, esp. interactions with subcontractors. Getting political but not too bad. This is not as big a problem as many other places Management often inexperienced and can make mistakes.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes management seems to be a little more aloof than it should be. They are doing something about it though, which is good.


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