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Highly recommended company to work at

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Current Intern - Mechanical Engineer Intern in Bedford, MA
Current Intern - Mechanical Engineer Intern in Bedford, MA

I have been working at iRobot as an intern (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

no dress code, relaxed working environment, friendly co-workers, the company has a young feel to it, senior engineers don't come across as anti-social people who rose to where they were simply because they have been with the company for their entire career

Cons

Sometimes can get lost in the mix as a ME intern due to the structuring of the program. Some of the younger engineers who went through the internship program themselves liked to dump the most tedious work onto the interns which prevented some interns from gaining the valuable experience that the company has to offer

Advice to Management

Provide a slightly more structured internship program for the ME's. It would have been helpful if we had

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Bedford, MA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very intelligent, motivated and collaborative employees. Minimal politics. Most employees trying to do the right thing. Very cool products that lead in their markets. Profitable and huge growth in consumer robotics. Great culture and mission. Lots of training, family activities, team building. Competitive pay. Flexible work arrangements.

    Cons

    Product plans and priorities change a lot, so engineers sometimes jerked around and creates a lot of inefficiency. Too many processes force low value work. Lots of management changes & re-organizations. Unrealistically aggressive program timelines without sufficient resources causes unnecessary stress and sets teams up for failure. Too many programs planned for available resources.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more resources on fewer programs. This will improve employee morale, engagement and retention.


  2. It was a positive experience over all

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at iRobot as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are some nice people there, they have a beer and snack cart that comes around every so often, and it seems to be a pretty stable company. They do fun things around the holidays.

    Cons

    Although there are a lot of nice people, like most places, it seems to be more about who you know rather than what you know. The loudest, most outgoing people move up the ranks. Extroverts are very much valued here. Some people are so concerned about looking good that they will actually hold others back and prevent others from reaching their fullest potential for fear of looking bad in comparison. It all depends on what department you're in though.

    Advice to Management

    If you bring people in on a temporary basis and they do a good job for you, try to find a way to keep them rather than letting good, hard working people go.


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