iRobot

  www.irobot.com
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Good people and technology but working through growing pains.

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  • 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 (more than 3 years)

Pros

Exciting market and technology.
Fun to actually produce stuff and push technology to market.
Smart, hard working and dependable people in the company. Pleasure to work with almost all!
The company mission is referenced often and I believed we live by the mission.

Cons

Recently, a little too quick to change direction and too often.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to flatten the organization and tap into the collective genius of the people. I hear a lot of employees say great things but they act as if thy do not have a voice to insert good ideas.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Military, home and telepresence robots

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    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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    Stay away from Corporate Division

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
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