M3D Reviews

Updated Nov 5, 2017

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M3D Co-Founder and CEO Michael Armani
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  1. "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at M3D full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The best benefit of working here in my opinion is the flexibility. (Depending on the position you are hired for) M3D allows you to work according to your own schedule, rather than forcing you to conform to a 9-5 schedule, which really helps me work during my times of peak motivation/productivity and have a better work/life balance. Another great benefit to working here is personal development. (Again depending on your position) M3D allows you the freedom to take over certain tasks and really own them, which helps to grow your skills/knowledge/experience in a particular field. So if you are skilled in something, but it does not fit into your general role, you may be able to help in that area, for example if you work in customer support but have graphic design skills, you would likely be able to help out in marketing in addition to your customer support role. Most employees here, especially the managers, go above and beyond and as a result, the company is run by & full of passionate, dedicated people who are very good at what they do.

    Cons

    The company is still a transitioning start up, so things do not function the same way as they would in big more established companies. This different structure can be stressful at times for some, because tasks can sometimes be last minute and there can be some miscommunication at times. Because M3D does not have a traditional structure, to excel here you need to be able and willing to apply yourself, if you want to have mundane tasks handed to you it might not be the best fit, but if you want to dedicate yourself to something awesome and be allowed the freedom and flexibility to grow, this is the place for you.

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  2. Helpful (3)

    "This will suck you dry and throw you away"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at M3D full-time

    Pros

    Clean environment and for the most part coworkers are pretty cool.

    Cons

    They constantly talk about how important their team is and how much they value you. They keep expecting more and more out of you with little reward, they offer no real benefits, they don't want to give you a raise even if you have been there for years and have actively saved them money and time, they pay the production team slightly more than other people so they think they can get away with exploiting you and the moment they feel like you are not useful they just get rid of you. They are a growing company that pretends to be ideal but in reality they are manipulative and make decisions that are "best" for the company and that means there is no stability. The management team are the only people that seam to matter, everyone else is just a tool to be used at the highest efficiency. If you are desperate of money and need a job for a bit you can give them a try but do not expect anything to come out of long term loyalty to them, because they do not have it for you. Stay for as long as you need to but get out before they have used you up and thrown you away.

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  3. "Great group of people, nightmarish codebase"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Developer in Fulton, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at M3D for more than a year

    Pros

    Great group of people Innovative culture Relaxed but results-driven environment

    Cons

    The codebase is a nightmare. It is nearly impossible to add new features unless you're one of the few people who worked on it from the start Many features get developed and never implemented because of this

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "A fair experience with ups and downs"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Team Member 
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at M3D full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    M3D is a pretty decent place in the grand scale of good and bad jobs to work for. If you're part of the production team the pay is adequate and on par with other similar jobs in the area. They take pride in having generally relaxed working environment and a casual dress code. The people who work there are polite and some even genuinely like each other. As of writing this they have still have semi flexible hours depending on production needs. It can be very convenient to take a day off for doctor's appointments and other things life throws your way. Management is understanding and reasonable in requests that are made in advance.

    Cons

    Working at this company can be very frustrating at times. There is a lack of organization, clear structure and follow through. Underneath all the polite smiles and talk of being a close knit company/team there is a real division between management, engineers, owners and the production team. This generally wouldn't be a big problem if it didn't lead to additional confusion and if it wasn't the exact opposite of what they say they want to practice. There seems to be little chance of advancement for team members regardless of what managment pep talks promise. Two years (and some months) and no one (to my knowledge) has been promoted in either title or pay even if additional responsibilities were added to their daily routine. And if there were why were they not acknowledged or celebrated?

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  5. "Innovated company where you keep on learning new things"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Lead Full Stack Web Developer in Fulton, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at M3D

    Pros

    I have been working at M3D more than 2 years. The company is consolidating and growing. We are lucky to have very talented people on every department. Pros: >Convenient location >Chipotle & Harris are 1 min away >No micromanaging >Job allows you to grow your knowledge >Awesome workplace vibe >Amazing Co-workers >Flexible schedule >Competitive salary >Neat work environment with a lot of open space This place is ideal for self-motivated people who enjoy innovation, problem solving and challenges.

    Cons

    Sometimes we run out of snacks!

  6. "Having Fun"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Fulton, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at M3D full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I recently started working at M3D and have been having a blast. We are nearly ready to launch our second major product and everyone is starting to get excited. The culture pushes and values hands on prototyping over all else. The leadership really wants everyone to try things and bring ideas to the table. Flexible work hours (you can work any time of the day you want practically) Electrical prototype space Mechanical prototype space Cool people Production is co-located with engineering Free candy and fruit Great vision for future Significantly ramping up new product development Clean working space Leadership is extremely accessible

    Cons

    It is a small company about to launch a second product. Along with the excitement comes fear of failure. Sometimes fear drives changes and responses that cause friction. The leadership is working on this, so it will be a while before it gets resolved. High expectations for each person to perform at an extremely high level Not enough software folks 9 to 5 folks have a harder time fitting in on the engineering side

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  7. "Transitioning Start-Up"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at M3D full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Company is transitioning startup that has added middle management and structure. - Family environment - Flexible hours/relaxed dress code - Learn about 3D printing - Treats (candies and trail mix)

    Cons

    - Salary is non negotiable b/c it is start up - If open enrollment missed for medical/dental/vision, will have to wait one year to enroll

  8. "Great opportunities! Fun product"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Shipping Coordinator in Fulton, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at M3D

    Pros

    - Growing start-up company - Fun employees/ flexible hours - Learn about 3D Printing - Opportunities to grow your career and apply your skill set across departments

    Cons

    - Management can be unprofessional at times

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  9. "Not a great place to work"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Engineer in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at M3D for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Almost none, unless you want a contractor only environment.

    Cons

    Poorly managed, no employees (only contractors) no stock options and no benefits. You'll get used up.

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