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Makerbot Reviews

Updated January 10, 2019
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Pros
  • "If you want to get your foot in the door of 3D printing this is not a bad place to start" (in 25 reviews)

  • "Work/life balance is much better now than ever" (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper Management , they didn't care about quality anymore" (in 18 reviews)

  • "There's unusually high turnover in the upper ranks of the company, which leads to perpetual disorganization and poor direction" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "A fantastic place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Repair Technician in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Repair Technician in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Amazing benefits. Fantastic location. They really care about their employees

    Cons

    Can’t think of any bad things about the company


  2. "-"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Makerbot full-time

    Pros

    Amazing company. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    People can get a little clique-ish

  3. "Survivor of the "Makerbot Way""

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Makerbot full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    For the period ending Q2 2015:

    - Exciting technology
    - Smart and creative colleagues
    - Killer sunsets (if you worked in Metrotech)

    Cons

    For the period ending Q2 2015:

    - Top-heavy with VPs, of varying competence levels
    - Product "strategy" based on personal whims
    - Ridiculous deadlines for everyone!
    - Volatile
    - Broken

    Advice to Management

    Since my review applies to the period before most of you joined Makerbot (can you say "management turnover"?) , I'm going to assume you've managed to rip out the hypocritical and nepotistic kudzu that was the very DNA of that Makerbot. If not, could you give it a try now?


  4. "Great place to learn and work :)"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been working at MakerBot for nearly two years now. I've learned so much in a short amount of time and couldn't be happier! It's an honor and a privilege to be apart of this company. Everyone here is great and each day is an adventure that I'm happy to embark on.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  5. "Trade off"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Makerbot full-time

    Pros

    If you want to get your foot in the door of 3D printing this is not a bad place to start.

    Smart people working on things they care about

    Great views

    Cons

    Bad management

    When I left MB was bleeding out talent. A lot of those smart people who taught me so much have since quit.

    Lots of people pulling 60 hour work weeks. You can show up late but no one leaves early.

    Disorganized and mismanaged

    Advice to Management

    So long and thanks for all the fish


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Senior mechanical engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Makerbot full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to explore your ideal career path

    Cons

    Will benefit with additional members who bring strong visions of the next generation for 3d printers


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Office culture, flexible hours, opportunity to grow from within, inspiring product, good benefits-- they get better and better every year, snacks in kitchen

    Cons

    there are no women in leadership

  8. Helpful (1)

    "A great in the industry"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Makerbot full-time

    Pros

    The company is working on being a great in the industry again. Managers are always available for their teams. Pay is good and there is a great work life balance.

    Cons

    The only con I would to say about Makerbot is there isn't much room for growth.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Positive Changes"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - company culture
    - great mission
    - passionate and intelligent coworkers
    - cool product
    - autonomy

    Cons

    - not enough experienced managers
    - high turnover, but it's seemed to slow down
    - need more robust professional development trainings
    - transparency between departments need improvement (it's fine, but definitely could be better)

    Advice to Management

    - teams are lean so invest more in the individuals


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Incompetent sales leaders"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    - People are driven, hard-working, and passionate about what they do.
    - There are career growth opportunities but the company likes to hire from outside.
    - Nice office

    Cons

    The leadership team hires incompetent VPs, who are not equipped to lead a diverse and fast growing team.

    Advice to Management

    Really take the time to search for talents who fit within the culture of the company and please take your time to do background checks, reference checks. It's important to hire senior managers who are fair, kind, non-discriminatory, and strategic.