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Fantastic Place to be an Engineer

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Intern - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Bedford, MA
Former Intern - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Bedford, MA

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

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

Pros

Freedom to think, freedom to tinker

Cons

Difficult to get internally promoted

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  1. Helpful (5)

    Where do I begin?

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

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

    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 Management

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


  2. Helpful (5)

    Don't work here

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