iRobot

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nice place for a geek

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA

I worked at iRobot

Pros

loose structure and casual environment, exposure to high tech. Really a good place if you work in their government contract department

Cons

structure too loose. very vague responsibility in their home department, very ineffective communication and very behind in implementing enterprise-level applicatioin.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

invest in long-term solution instead of focusing on short-term unsustainable fixes. invest in long term relationship with quality OEM vendors

Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great potential soured by a lousy boss

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    Former Employee - Ecad Administrator in Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Ecad Administrator in Bedford, MA

    I worked at iRobot

    Pros

    Lots of brilliant people in one place. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    For me it was the guy I reported to directly, he was an extreme micromanager, didn't allow me to work anywhere near my ability, I would do things and he would take credit for them. He fosterered an atmosphere of distrust as his only goals wer to ascend himself thru his politics. he was a master twister of the truth and perpetual manipulator. Many feared him.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay close attention to mid level management, specifically listen to the more seasoned employees as we offer lots of experience from different areas, you are not capitalizing on this by allowing the inexperienced to lead. There are too many people with titles, it just seems that everyone is a Lead or senior lead, basically everyone is a Chief and there seems to be a shrotage of indians.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great potential, needs vision

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA

    I have been working at iRobot

    Pros

    We do build cool stuff. The people here are great to work with, and we get a nice amount of paid time off.

    Cons

    The company seems to have a distressing tendency toward doing the absolute minimum necessary to accomplish its immediate goals, with respect both to its customers and to its employees. They are also pretty bad at communicating internally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more proactive about fixing problems and making improvements - don't wait until it becomes a crisis. Talk with your underlings about what's going on - if we hear about what the company is doing, or what's going wrong, by reading the news (or press releases), something is wrong.

    No opinion of CEO
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