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"Highly recommended company to work at"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Intern - Mechanical Engineer Intern in Bedford, MA
Current Intern - Mechanical Engineer Intern in Bedford, MA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at iRobot as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

no dress code, relaxed working environment, friendly co-workers, the company has a young feel to it, senior engineers don't come across as anti-social people who rose to where they were simply because they have been with the company for their entire career

Cons

Sometimes can get lost in the mix as a ME intern due to the structuring of the program. Some of the younger engineers who went through the internship program themselves liked to dump the most tedious work onto the interns which prevented some interns from gaining the valuable experience that the company has to offer

Advice to Management

Provide a slightly more structured internship program for the ME's. It would have been helpful if we had

Other Employee Reviews for iRobot

  1. "Cool Stuff"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at iRobot full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very intelligent, motivated and collaborative employees.
    Minimal politics. Most employees trying to do the right thing.
    Very cool products that lead in their markets.
    Profitable and huge growth in consumer robotics.
    Great culture and mission. Lots of training, family activities, team building.
    Competitive pay.
    Flexible work arrangements.

    Cons

    Product plans and priorities change a lot, so engineers sometimes jerked around and creates a lot of inefficiency.
    Too many processes force low value work.
    Lots of management changes & re-organizations.
    Unrealistically aggressive program timelines without sufficient resources causes unnecessary stress and sets teams up for failure. Too many programs planned for available resources.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more resources on fewer programs. This will improve employee morale, engagement and retention.


  2. "Internship Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Bedford, MA
    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing staff and intership program, very relaxed but hardworking. Always willing to lend a hand or help when you needed it. There is a lot to learn there and if you get the opportunity to intern for them you should take it

    Cons

    different engineering teams often fought over intern allocation which made it hard to get projects done because you were pulled in 2 directions at once if you weren't a "designated" intern

    Advice to Management

    dedicate every intern otherwise keep up the good work

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