Protolabs Overview

  • Maple Plain, MN
  • 1001 to 5000 Employees
  • 1999
  • Company - Public (PRLB)
  • Miscellaneous Manufacturing
  • $100 to $500 million (USD)

Protolabs provides “Real Parts, Really Fast” by utilizing injection molding, sheet metal fabrication, computer numerical control (CNC) machining and 3D printing to produce parts for product designers and engineers worldwide. We’ve revolutionized our industry by developing ...
Mission: We help companies accelerate product development, reduce risk, and optimize supply chains by providing quality prototyping and on-demand manufacturing services at unprecedented speeds.

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Jul 10, 2020

We're honored to receive special recognition from Twin Cities Business Magazine's Manufacturing Excellence Awards for going above and beyond in response to COVID-19. Our digital manufacturing model enabled us to help product developers get 8 million pieces (and counting) to market fast! #protolabsproud


We're honored to receive special recognition from Twin Cities Business Magazine's Manufacturing Excellence Awards for going above and beyond in response...

Protolabs - Why Work With Us?

When you first meet the Proto Labs team, you'll notice how sincere, genuine and laid back everyone is.  We embrace people from all walks of life and welcome them with open arms. Our team hires people who are creative, innovative, intelligent, fun and have an entrepreneurial spirit. We want you to love your job and love working here. What does it mean to work in a career and company you love? 

  • You have the opportunity help maintain a culture where you're empowered to be YOU at work
  • You get to be a part of making peoples dreams a reality
  • You get to share your ideas and have those ideas be heard
  • You get to be a part of a team that has fun & is continuously there for each other
  • You have the opportunity to grow in a fast paced, ever changing environment
  • You have the opportunity to work with complex technologies
  • You get to work with a company that prioritizes work/life balance. Family is important to us
  • You have the opportunity to smile and have fun every day at work

Our Values:

Achievement: At Proto Labs, speed and innovation are the cornerstones of our success. We are committed to being a solution for getting things done quickly and a catalyst for great ideas for our shareholders, customers and each other. We are responsible for our performance, our results and our future.

Trust: Our integrity is built on honest answers to our customers and colleagues. It is okay to make mistakes if we use them to learn. We navigate difficult situations with compassion. The success of our company depends on teh success of our people.

Teamwork: We are dedicated to the idea that more minds are better than one. Through open communication, we strive to collaborate with colleagues to maximize our creativity and to make our good ideas great. We respect eachother's opnions. We help colleagues who are struggling to improve so our success is everyone's success. 

Protolabs Reviews

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"Amazing company culture"

Former Employee - Director in United States

I worked at Protolabs full-time


A strong business with a track record of growth and potential for even more growth in the future. An amazing company culture that is empowering, collaborative, and positive.


Not for those who are afraid of change or need traditional structure.
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Diversity & Inclusion at Protolabs

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Protolabs Interviews

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    Manufacturing Engineer Interview

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    My initial interview was about a month after my application, the interviewer didn’t even remember what position I was interviewing for (they had to ask me). The second interview was with two other engineers and the questions they asked were on point. Heard nothing afterwards for weeks about whether they settled on someone. I ended up finding out through indirect means that they had already hired externally. Much later a follow-up email was sent, offering a one-on-one if we wanted to get feedback about the interview. I responded that I did...and nothing happened. I am really disappointed with how this whole process went and likely will not apply to this department again.

    What would you do if a project you started ended up yielding different (or even unfavorable) results than you expected?

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Protolabs Awards & Accolades

  • Tekne Award - Advanced ManufacturingMN Tekne Awards2016
  • Manufacturing Leadership of Customer Value AwardFrost & Sullivan2016
  • Youth Initiative Community Involvement AwardMinnesota Business Magazine2016
  • 2015 Top 150 WorkplacesStar Tribune2016
  • Company of the Year - ManufacturingAmerican Business Awards (the Stevies)2016

Pledges & Certifications

  • Veteran Hiring Commitment

    Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

  • Pay Equality Pledge

    Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

  • Tech Hiring Commitment

    Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

  • Career Advancement Program

    Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

  • Social Responsibility Pledge

    Formal programs or foundation to give back to communities

  • Diversity Commitment

    Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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What is health insurance like at Protolabs?

...Health Insurance is great...

October 12, 2018

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