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Rethink Robotics Overview

Boston, MA
51 to 200 employees
2008
Company - Private
Electrical & Electronic Manufacturing
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Universal Robotics

Rethink Robotics Reviews

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    Current Employee - Field Applications Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Field Applications Engineer in Boston, MA
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    I have been working at Rethink Robotics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people, further technology, lot of stuff to learn, to try.

    Cons

    Fast pace, some pressure,No cons.

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Rethink Robotics Photos

Rethink Robotics photo of: Collaborative robot Sawyer, on the job at Tennplasco, an automotive supplier in Lafayette, TN.
Rethink Robotics photo of: Collaborative robot Sawyer on the factory floor at Tag Team Manufacturing.
Rethink Robotics photo of: Smart, collaborative robots Sawyer and Baxter, from Rethink Robotics.
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Rethink Robotics Interviews

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    Senior Mechanical Engineer Interview

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    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Rethink Robotics in December 2014.

    Interview

    I was ask to perform a phone interview with the head of the mechanical engineering department for the position of Senior Mechanical engineer. It became drastically obvious that I was not what he was looking for after about 3 minutes of the interview. Rethink was looking for someone who had significant experience with plastic castings, injection molding, etc. none of which I had any experience with. While I did try to sell my expertise and skill set, it was obvious from the beginning that this was not going to work.

    The Engineering Manager was very professional and polite. He appreciated my passion and desire to enter into the robotics industry, but it was very clear that I did not have technical skills he wanted. He asked one quick physics question (see below) which I honestly could have answered better and then that as end of the call. I received a rejection e-mail the next day.

    I truly appreciate the speed at which the interview was conducted, and that the engineering manager gave me the opportunity to pitch my skill set even though it did not match his needs. Other than being more than slightly embarrassed about how "wrong" I was for the position, and a slight bruising to my ego, the whole affair was more than civil.

    Interview Questions

    • You have a ball on a string which you are whirling about your head in a circular orbit. What information do you need to know to determine when the string will break.   1 Answer
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