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iRobot Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
69 Reviews
3.2
69 Reviews
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iRobot Chairman and CEO Colin M. Angle
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Coolest Tech Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Listen to everyone. Follow through on your Empowerment mission.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    iRobot review for mechanical engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at iRobot full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great place work, with cool company and cool product

    Cons

    Nothing that i know of as Cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great to be part of a new market.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at iRobot full-time (more than an 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    iRobot is Awesome

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

    I worked at iRobot as an intern (less than an 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Best employer of all those at which I have worked.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SQA in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - SQA in Bedford, MA

    I have been working at iRobot full-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Highly recommended company to work at

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    • 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
  8.  

    Internship Review

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    • 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
  9.  

    Great Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - ME Intern in Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - ME Intern in Bedford, MA

    I worked at iRobot full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    A lot of work to do

    Cons

    I could not find any

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

  10.  

    Good people and technology but working through growing pains.

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    • 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic Place to be an Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Freedom to think, freedom to tinker

    Cons

    Difficult to get internally promoted

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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