iRobot Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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iRobot Chairman and CEO Colin M. Angle
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Pros
  • Work life balance is good and half day Fridays during the summer is definitely very good for employees (in 5 reviews)

  • Great work environment, great responsibility, professional networking (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Constant lies and misinformation coming from upper management (in 5 reviews)

  • Many managers tend to micromanage thus becoming an irritant (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Robotics Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at iRobot full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Colleagues are very hard-working, supportive and make sure that you get ahead in your career and advance the company.

    Cons

    Cannot think of any cons.


  2. Great Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Market leading consumer robotics products

    Cons

    iRobot has split its focus between three distinctly different markets. It should focus its efforts on the consumer market.


  3. Sr. Product Manager, Home Robots

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun and interesting work. Mix of product marketing and product management. Very strong engineers.

    Cons

    Long product development cycle time. Growth is limited until they open up new categories of products. Long hours.


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  5. Great Experience, Great Company, Fun Work

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    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Bedford, MA
    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at iRobot as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Young, energetic, passionate workforce. An endless list of employee benefits (even as an intern). I thoroughly enjoyed my internship and hope to one day return as a full time engineer

    Cons

    Work can sometimes take over. Afternoons become evenings pretty quickly. But if you are into robotics, often times this a doable sacrifice because time just tends to fly by. If you plan to enter engineering, be aware that marketing is king and engineering caters to them.


  6. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - SQA in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - SQA in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at iRobot (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people Great benefits Get to play with robots daily

    Cons

    Route 3 commute Not so easy to move laterally


  7. Coolest Tech Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting categories. Incredible potential for the products and research. Passionate people. Work hard, play hard culture.

    Cons

    Oddly political for a company that's not so big.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to everyone. Follow through on your Empowerment mission.


  8. iRobot review for mechanical engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at iRobot full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place work, with cool company and cool product

    Cons

    Nothing that i know of as Cons


  9. Great to be part of a new market.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at iRobot full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Smart people advancing autonomous systems development

    Cons

    Company uncertain whether they want to be a near term or long term success. Some caustic leadership at the division level.


  10. iRobot is Awesome

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    Former Intern - EE Intern in Bedford, MA
    Former Intern - EE Intern in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at iRobot as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very nice people and a great company culture

    Cons

    Some of the ME engineers expect the interns to put in more hours then they are compensated for.


  11. Best employer of all those at which I have worked.

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    Current Employee - SQA in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - SQA in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at iRobot full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Encourages employees. No blame games. Cutting edge jobs & technology. Fantastic benefits. Great work/life balance including fairly flexible work schedules. Many educational opportunities. Generous community activities (huge supporter of FIRST & related activities). Completely a team atmosphere, no empire building.

    Cons

    Hard to move laterally (small company)

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work, fantastic employee-centric atmosphere. Encourage lateral moves where possible to support career growth.



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