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"Hiring while Laying Off"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at iRobot full-time

Pros

The company just merged and before, it was great.
The people are very friendly and great.
Work life balance is good and half day Fridays during the summer is definitely very good for employees.
Location is very good, close to route 3 and 128.

Cons

There has been a lot of layoff due to cost cutting. While it is understandeable to reduce cost, that does not mean you hire people at the same time. Just 2 days ago, 6 positions opened up while there are people still leaving due to layoffs.
At the same time, people are laid off and getting replaced by people fresh out of college. People who have been laid off have been told to train these new fresh out of college who are probably paid a fraction of the person who got laid off.

Advice to Management

Watch the company morale. There has been a serious downturn recently in terms of morale.
On the non business side, management is great(great to talk to, socialize with). However, their business decisions are baffling.

Other Employee Reviews for iRobot

  1. "Still some growing pains - but overall a great place to work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at iRobot full-time

    Pros

    No micro managing, you are enabled to do your job
    Progressive and interesting product
    Lot's of great co-workers
    Not a large company, but global so you get access to different ways of doing things

    Cons

    Lot's of change at executive level, so it's tough to get traction on your projects
    Communication challenges up the ladder and between departments
    Globalizing is a little painful, but then again it usually is!

    Advice to Management

    Encourage employees to communicate
    Minimize the executive turnover
    Consolidate divisions


  2. "Great advancement if you work hard"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I get to work on things I believe in

    Cons

    Not a lot of women in leadership positions

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