iRobot

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2 people found this helpful  

Mostly good, some discontent

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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)

Pros

Flex time is available and they start you out with three weeks vacation. The health benefits are standard with employee contribution. Given the necessary tools to accomplish the job. The people are very nice.

Cons

There seems to be a general discontent of the management by a lot of the people. There is a feeling of an unstable work environment due the a regular dose of layoffs and firings. Can be a loud work environment with robots running around.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Broaden the product category to include more than vacuums and military robots

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good, fun place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bedford, MA

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

    Pros

    Lots of Interesting work, lots of robots running around, diverse problems to work on, ranging from embedded code and drivers to applications. The research group gets into some very interesting projects.. Fun company culture, and good work life balance. They genuinely care about the employees.

    Cons

    G&I division depends on government funding, which can sometimes be slow or problematic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify to more industry products.

  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Where do I begin?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Bedford, MA

    I have been working at iRobot full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Passionate people, true desire to "make a difference" and "change the world"

    Cons

    Micromanagement at all levels; no cohesive sense of purpose (every man/woman/child for themselves); lost ability to innovate (just look at the latest acquisition and press surrounding it); cronyism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to act on the poor employee survey results that are _consistently given_ an stop paying them lip service alone

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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