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Makerbot Reviews

Updated February 24, 2017
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Pros
  • MakerBot employees are fiercely passionate about what they do- if you want to work with top talent in the 3D printing industry, this is the place to be (in 23 reviews)

  • The Product: We have an amazing product line of 3D printers created by some incredibly bright, and creative people (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • No accountability from upper management (in 16 reviews)

  • crap product that's still going through a lot of growing pains (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Great Coworkers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Group of smart individuals
    - Company perks
    - Lots of 3D printing

    Cons

    - Dislike the micro management style

    Advice to Management

    Trust in your teams


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Great place to work, future unclear"

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

    I worked at Makerbot full-time

    Pros

    Excellent engineering talent and a team that is excited and engaged in their work. Lots of opportunity to innovate in a quickly developing market.

    Cons

    MakerBot has an unclear future and is not growing as quickly as many had hoped. Frequent changes of direction can make this a frustrating place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Find a direction for the company that is both realistic and inspiring. Constant changes of direction are only demoralizing to employees and will not encourage innovation.


  3. "How a perception of a company can change in one day."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Most of your direct co-workers are still wonderful people that you will enjoy working with and growing with.
    -Free use of 3D printers throughout and free snacks.
    -Amazing view of NY from the office.

    Cons

    -Management is completely confused at times as to how they want to even be structured.
    -Layoffs Layoffs and more Layoffs as new CEO wants to take the company in a different direction that employees still have no idea as to what they direction is.
    -The pay is absolutely a joke compared to almost every other tech company in NYC.
    -Always afraid to do your work as it seems management has no problem spying on their own employees

    Advice to Management

    You were actually doing very good for the past year and made it seem the company was on a true rebound. It's sad to see all that work had gone to waste. This CEO has to go in place of a CEO who cares more about his employees than the amount of money he wants.


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  5. "Anonymous"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Makerbot full-time

    Pros

    Okay Benefits and good work culture

    Cons

    Low pay. No room for growth


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Open communication"

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

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

    Pros

    The staff here is extremely friendly. Everyone is here to help you including the managers. Makerbot is the true definition of happy employees = happy company.

    Cons

    I have nothing to add. This is truly a great company. They are always looking to be better and are open hearing for their team.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being there for your team. It's great to have that open communication.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "MakerBot on the Rebound"

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

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

    Pros

    From the dark times this company went through in 2015, things have certainly turned around and the overall experience working here has improved dramatically. MakerBot put a stronger focus on People & Culture in 2016 and office amenities as well as company events have improved. Compared to a year+ old review you'll find, working for this company is no longer bleak.

    Cons

    Pay is still a bit below industry averages, but there is always room for upwards mobility and supervisors/managers are always in your corner to write you a positive review should you eventually look for a job elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to put the employees first, enable more work-life balance and continue to foster a team first mentality that has each team "all-in" for MakerBot.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Reliable culture in a perpetually changing industry"

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

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

    Pros

    People are very warm & well-grounded
    Recognized for overachievement
    Direct management has vested interest in employee success
    Last week of the year off
    Location & office setting

    Cons

    Go to market strategies in direct competition
    Subsidiary and it's palpable

    Advice to Management

    Focus on maintaining lead in education, solidify marketing leadership


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Some good, some bad"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The people. A lot of them are fantastic. The grunts doing the work, not the yahoos sitting in meetings all day.
    - The location. The office is great and the view is stunning.

    Cons

    - Project managers. The ratio of project managers to programmers is appalling. They do this for two reasons. 1) Few of them have any experience and 2) upper management wants "yes men", not experience.
    - No mentorship. New programmers to the industry come in there and have nobody to guide them. Very little cohesion in the teams because of this.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house on the project managers and encourage collaboration in the teams (not on Slack).


  10. "This is not the job you are looking for....."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Makerbot full-time

    Pros

    - Good benefits.
    - Nice office.
    - Unlimited 3D printing.
    - Lots of talented/smart people.

    Cons

    - Lack of leadership & vision among the Web/Software/Digital Products teams.
    - Lack of growth. There is no feedback, encouragement, collaboration, or mentorship. Most communication takes place through Slack including stand ups.
    - Messy old codebase with lots of tech debt & does not follow modern practices.
    - Product Management team is favored over the software team.
    - Revolving door of talent. It seems like every week there is someone quitting. Management does not seem to care.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who know how to lead a team. Give feedback and try to grow your developers.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The Product: We have an amazing product line of 3D printers created by some incredibly bright, and creative people.
    - The Culture: Friendly, intelligent, driven, and creative co-workers, and a collaborative, innovative, yet laid back work environment. One of my favorite things we do is called "Creative Council". It's a monthly meeting where employees from each department meet to collaborate and come up with ideas and action plans to continuously improve our company culture.
    - My Team: I love the team I work with. Everyone is so supportive and kind!
    - The Perks: Beyond the medical benefits, we also have fun monthly themed office parties, offsite parties, free snacks, and coffee, a pool and ping pong table, and lots of board games!

    Cons

    Cross-departmental communication needs a little bit more work, but we've improved tremendously from when I first started. Now we have monthly company wide newsletters where we get to see what each department is up to which is great!

    Advice to Management

    Continue being transparent with employees and listening to them. Invest more in learning & development.



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