iRobot

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Military, home and telepresence robots

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Principal Mechanical Engineer in Bedford, MA
Current Employee - Principal Mechanical Engineer in Bedford, MA

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

Pros

Military robots: you get to save lives!
Home robots: a chance to work on cool stuff and see the fruit of your labors on store shelves around the world.
Telepresence: contribute to an emerging paradigm.

Cons

Long hours, frequent Asia travel if working on Home robots. (Then again, some like that.)
Recent federal budget cuts have taken their toll on the military side.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Bring back idea bakeoffs.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stay away from Corporate Division

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA

    I worked at iRobot full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great location; benefits not bad, but no ESPP

    Cons

    Too many Director Level people for not enough lower level people; org chart to big for size company; no rhyme or reason regarding who to layoff; not enough cross training; not enough woman in management or above roles; low moral; "boys club"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and actually do something about it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Go Home Robots

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA

    I worked at iRobot full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    *Competitive compensation
    *Solid foundation of employees
    *Bright future

    Cons

    Reorganization has forced many quality people to leave

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so reactive to changes in the economy and try being more proactive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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