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iRobot Overview

Bedford, MA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public (IRBT)
Consumer Electronics & Appliances Stores
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
We are the leading global consumer robot company, designing and building robots that empower people to do more. Founded with the vision of making practical robots a reality, we have sold over 20 million robots and globally employ more than 600 of the robot industry’s ... Read more

Mission: Empower people to do more

Company Updates

  • Proud of our parental leave policies and the future baby iRoboteers! (14 weeks maternity and flexible return to work!) #LifeAtiRobot

  • Cheers to our very own board of directors for the honor of being named the 2018 Public Company of the Year by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) New England Chapter! #LifeAtiRobot

    iRobot Board of Directors Named 2018 Public Company Board of the Year by NACD New England Chapter

    BEDFORD, Mass., Feb. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- iRobot Corp. (IRBT), a leader in consumer robots, has been named the 2018 Public Company Board of the Year by The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) New England Chapter, as part of the organization's annual Director of the Year Awards.

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iRobot – Why Work For Us?

Your helping hand
We are the leading global consumer robot company, designing and building robots that empower people to do more, both inside and outside of the home.

Our products, include the award-winning Roomba® Vacuuming Robot and the Braava® family of mopping robots, have been welcomed into millions of homes around the world and are hard at work every day helping people to get more done.

Technology expertise
We are committed to fostering invention, discovery and technological exploration in the pursuit of practical and valuable robot products for the home.

We're at the forefront of developing technologies in the areas of mapping and navigation, human-robot interaction, and physical solutions. We seek to build an ecosystem of robots and data to enable the smart home, both through internal initiatives and by building strategic external partnerships.

Global leadership
For more than 25 years, iRobot has been a global pioneer in the robotics and consumer products industries. We've sold more than 20 million robots worldwide. The iRobot board and management team is focused on a strategy of growth, innovation and allocating capital that maximizes shareholder value.

We're inspiring the next generation of engineers and scientists.

We have a unique and multi-faceted educational outreach initiative is designed to inspire students to choose careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Each team member has two days to volunteer and bring the exciting and educational world of robots into the classroom with online resources, classroom visits, demonstrations and much more.

Together, we are iRobot
We're a company full of creative and driven individuals working together to make the impossible possible. Our corporate headquarters are located in Bedford, MA with offices also in Pasadena, CA, London, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

Our history

iRobot was founded in 1990 by Massachusetts Institute of Technology roboticists with the vision of making practical robots a reality. Today, iRobot is the leading global consumer robot company.

Build the future of the connected home.

As the leading global consumer robotics company, we’re developing best-in-class technology in the areas of mapping and navigation, human-robot interaction, and physical solutions. Our engineering and technology teams design and implement new technologies and features into the next generation of our connected consumer products. Why? To empower people to do more. Come help us build the future of the connected home

Explore the possibilities of working with a world-class team on the forefront of robotics and artificial intelligence.

Be a Tech Futurist

Make an impact on the future.

Are you looking to be challenged to go outside the norm and think differently? We are looking for early career talent who can imagine the extraordinary and bring it to life. At iRobot, you’ll find ways that robotics can positively impact how people live. With your contribution we are shaping the future.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Here, every team member has a say.
  • You’ll work at the height of your abilities.
  • And make cool products that make a difference in people’s lives.

Benefits that sweeten the deal

Employees based in the Corporate Headquarters enjoy the following benefits:
All global locations offer competitive benefits


  • Two national medical plans and one local plan through Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • National dental plan through Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Supplemental vision plan through VSP

401(k) Plan

  • 100% Vested; Bi-Weekly Company Match*

Paid Time Off

  • 15 vacation days annually (1 additional vacation day is accrued each year on Jan 1st after the initial year of employment) plus 12 paid holidays
  • 14 weeks fully paid maternity leave with flexible return to work
  • 4 weeks of parental leave (taken concurrently with maternity leave)

Education Assistance

  • Reimbursement up to $6,000/year for eligible job-related courses

Fitness Reimbursement

  • Reimbursement up to 3 consecutive months of monthly membership fees, or up to 10 fitness classes (for Blue Cross Blue Shield participants only)
  • Free on site yoga classes
  • Free on site Massage Therapy
  • Free on site CrossFit boot camp

Work Environment

  • Free fruit on Mondays; free bagels on Fridays
  • Game room, family innovation room, fitness center, cafeteria
  • No formal dress code
  • Cold brew coffee on tap

Work/Life Programs

  • Free shuttle service from Alewife Station directly to the office
  • Half-day summer Fridays
  • Free premium membership
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Family sick time
  • AT&T and Verizon discounts
  • Free passes to the Museum of Science exhibit halls, planetarium, and Omni-theatre
  • Discount ticket program through Working Advantage
  • 50% discount on all iRobot products

iRobot Reviews

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  • "A fast-growing consumer-based tech company"

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    I worked at iRobot full-time


    fast pasting, very friendly coworkers, great culture, innovations


    unorganized department dues to the fast-growing industry needs

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iRobot Interviews



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    First I had to fill out a questionnaire with questions about be experience. Then they scheduled a Skype interview which turned out to be a phone interview, apparently because of miscommunication with HR. This was the last stage.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked two technical/thought process questions. 1) A truck gets wedged underneath a bridge that it was too tall to pass underneath. How would you get the truck out? 2) A person with a bowling ball is standing on a boat and drops the ball into the water. Does the water level rise, decline, or stay the same?   Answer Question
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iRobot Awards & Accolades

  • 2016 Best New Cleaning Products - Roomba 980, Family Circle, 2016
  • 2015 Mashable Choice Award - Roomba 980, Mashable, 2015
  • Winter's Best 2015 - Roomba 980, Men's Journal, 2015
  • 2015 Gear of the Year - Roomba 980, Men's Journal, 2015
  • Innovation Award Honoree - Home Appliances - Roomba 980, CES, 2015
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