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Brooklyn, NY
51 to 200 employees
2009
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Consumer Products Manufacturing
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Unknown
MakerBot is a global leader in the 3D printing industry. Our mission is to advance tomorrow's innovators and institutions by empowering the professionals, educators, and students of today. Rather than solely focus on hardware, we offer connected solutions that ... Read more

Mission: We advance the innovations of tomorrow by empowering the innovators of today.

Makerbot Reviews

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
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    I have been working at Makerbot full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Innovative, company with an amazing company culture.
    Whoever wants to be challenged can be challenged, whoever wants to grow can grow. You’re definitely able to work your way up. New ideas, critical thinking is welcomed since Hierarchies are low and everyone is open for new thoughts. There’s an incredibly strong team feeling through company-wide updates on what’s going on, company events, company-wide projects, and friendly co-workers and amazing snacks. People are proactive and motivated at work which is super important to maintain the strong team feeling which goes beyond one team, the great work culture and having an innovative, agile and fast mindset.

    Other Pros: view form the office over the city, with amazing sunsets!

    Cons

    Pay can be better but MakerBot takes care of you if your performance if good!

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Makerbot Interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooklyn, NY
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Makerbot (Brooklyn, NY) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Very slow. Took over a month to have 1 phone behavioral interview and 1 coding challenge.

    The consistent bad reviews seem to hold up. During my phone interview, the Engineering Manager stated that the company was on its 3rd CEO in 2 years, and that he himself had been working there for only two months. I mentioned to industry buds that I was interviewing with Makerbot, and they explicitly told me not to take the job if offered because of the turnover and the bad work environment (towards women). I continued on with the application process because I enjoy 3d printing and the unique challenges I would face as an engineer there.

    My phone interview was okay. The interviewer asked me a lot of questions but seemed to never be listening to my answers because he kept asking the same questions over and over, I had to keep repeating myself and my experience, almost as if he didn't believe me.

    He reluctantly said that we were going to schedule an onsite technical interview before we got off the phone. A few days later I received an email saying that they wanted to send me a coding challenge instead. It took them a week to send over the coding challenge.

    I was rejected after completing the challenge. The feedback that I was able to get after asking was that my experience was great, but the team couldn't get the program to work when they tried running it and that it was 'a hardcode'. Everything worked fine in my environment, and I didn't change anything server-side besides implementing socket.io, so I'm entirely not sure why they couldn't get a simple app to run. I also don't know what the 'hardcoded' comment refers to, as I didn't hardcode any data or results, it all came from the server and was dynamically rendered on the front end.

    I am disappointed to be writing this review. Despite their past challenges and reviews as a company, I was really interested in the engineering problems they faced. I hope this helps others who are in the process of interviewing with Makerbot.

    Interview Questions

    • Q: Do you have experience with legacy code?   Answer Question
    • Q: Write a React app to show the current status of the printer to the user, with buttons that can implement certain actions.   Answer Question
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Makerbot Awards & Accolades

  • Best of Show Award, TenLinks SolidWorks World, 2014
  • CES 2014: Best in Show (MakerBot Replicator Mini Compact 3D Printer), Digital Trends, 2014
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