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Highly recommended company to work at

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer Intern in Bedford, MA
Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer Intern in Bedford, MA

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

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    It was a positive experience over all

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at iRobot as a contractor (less than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Internship Review

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Bedford, MA

    I worked at iRobot as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing staff and intership program, very relaxed but hardworking. Always willing to lend a hand or help when you needed it. There is a lot to learn there and if you get the opportunity to intern for them you should take it

    Cons

    different engineering teams often fought over intern allocation which made it hard to get projects done because you were pulled in 2 directions at once if you weren't a "designated" intern

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dedicate every intern otherwise keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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