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Formlabs Overview

Somerville, MA
201 to 500 employees
2011
Company - Private
Consumer Products Manufacturing
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Makerbot
Started out of MIT in 2011, Formlabs is committed to bringing innovative and sophisticated fabrication tools into the creative hands of designers, engineers, researchers, and artists around the world.

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Mission: To reinvent an industry, you have to build the best team. Join Formlabs if you want to bring ground-breaking professional 3D printers to the desktop of every designer, engineer, researcher, and artist in the world.


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Best Places to Work: 2018 (#46)

Formlabs Reviews

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    I have been working at Formlabs full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Room for growth.
    - Opportunity to work on projects you wouldn't have the chance to touch elsewhere.
    - Working for a company with an amazing mission, and an astonishing product.
    - Awesome culture, great teams. Super collaborative, fun, challenging, and everyone at Formlabs is incredibly intelligent and creative.
    - You work on projects where you can make a direct impact.
    - Just the right amount of autonomy.
    - We can bring our dogs to work and we get catering 3x per week.

    Cons

    - Location: We're not that close to the T. But we are close to fish tacos.

    Advice to Management

    Please don't stop what you're doing. I've learned so much in my time here already, and genuinely look forward to coming to work.

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Formlabs Photos

Formlabs photo of: Our most recent company photo.
Formlabs photo of: The Form 1+
Formlabs photo of: Caitlin designed the cartridge system on our flagship Form 2 printer.
Formlabs photo of: Our lovely People Ops and Ops teams!
Formlabs photo of: JJ lead the charge in the development of our new grey v3 resin.
Formlabs photo of: Alex from Material Science doing some serious science.
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Formlabs Interviews

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    Print Process Engineer Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Formlabs.

    Interview

    Applied online and received a call from the hiring manager. Video interview with the same manager one week later as I was based out of state. Was asked to sign NDA before the video interview, but the questions asked were essentially the same revolving around the Formlabs SLA technology. I had a solid understanding of the technology due to my background and the research I had performed prior to the interview, and was able to answer all the questions accurately. The whole process was very professional with prompt communication at every step. My only gripe is that when I was asked ideas to address existing limitations in the print process, what the manager was really after was an incremental and immediately implementable solution although I was told I could go completely wild. Hold back on sharing radical/groundbreaking ideas if you really want to work for them as it will likely throw them off. As soon as I shared the "radical" idea based on thorough research (from their patents and other research papers), the interview was cut short and I was told I would hear back soon and I got a rejection in a few days. Unfortunate but in a way I'm glad I realized how Formlabs really approaches innovation.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions and discussions mainly revolving around the print process of their SLA technology. Cannot share details due to signed NDA, but essentially the questions posed were to see how fundamental challenges in the technology could be addressed.   Answer Question
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