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"Fantastic Place to be an Engineer"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Former Intern - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Bedford, MA
Former Intern - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Bedford, MA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at iRobot as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Freedom to think, freedom to tinker

Cons

Difficult to get internally promoted

Other Employee Reviews for iRobot

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Mostly good, some discontent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at iRobot full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flex time is available and they start you out with three weeks vacation. The health benefits are standard with employee contribution. Given the necessary tools to accomplish the job. The people are very nice.

    Cons

    There seems to be a general discontent of the management by a lot of the people. There is a feeling of an unstable work environment due the a regular dose of layoffs and firings. Can be a loud work environment with robots running around.

    Advice to Management

    Broaden the product category to include more than vacuums and military robots


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Where do I begin?"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Bedford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at iRobot full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Passionate people, true desire to "make a difference" and "change the world"

    Cons

    Micromanagement at all levels; no cohesive sense of purpose (every man/woman/child for themselves); lost ability to innovate (just look at the latest acquisition and press surrounding it); cronyism

    Advice to Management

    Time to act on the poor employee survey results that are _consistently given_ an stop paying them lip service alone

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