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Makerbot Reviews

Updated July 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 24 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 17 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Good place to work, underpaid"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good culture and office,

    Cons

    overworked and under paid


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great view and the opportunity to work in a tech startup that is the leading name in the industry

    Cons

    The history of layoffs, high turnover rate, lack of work life balance, no unlimited vacation

    Advice to Management

    Try to develop your employees through career pathing

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Rotten"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I gained lot's of experience in a short amount of time due to every product being rushed out the door broken. There was never a shortage of things to fix in the avalanche of incompletely developed machines put out by this company.

    Cons

    I don't blame the employees, but the leadership for backing the company into a corner by selling Stratasys a blatant lie. Or maybe the Stratasys heads just heard what they wanted to hear, I wasn't in the room. Stratasys of course is run by the ruthless Object which was determined to see a return on their investment no matter the human cost. Basically a situation of jumping from the frying pan into the fire.

    Pay is of course well below market and the hours you'll be expected to work are outrageous.

    Advice to Management

    There's really nothing left to save. It'd probably be a piece of mercy to those left if you shuttered the operation and simply applied the brand elsewhere.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer"

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn a lot, given a lot of responsibility, amazing co workers

    Cons

    Management is terrible and the company is mislead. Low salary

    Advice to Management

    pay your employees what they are worth


  5. "Biggest mistake you can make"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Your co-workers in your department are fantastic people. You get to print at most times when you're free. When the printers works at the office that is.

    Cons

    Literally anything and everything else about this company. If you have a voice against products that need work, expect to get laid off. Company has no problems laying people off at any moment. Management is horrible at communicating with each other which causes confusion among the other employees. Trust me, it's not worth the pain.

    Advice to Management

    Don't punish your employees for having a voice when all they want to do is improve the company. For the love of all heck, stop just laying off people. Your image is bad enough as is.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Fun Fast Pace Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Makerbot full-time

    Pros

    Surrounded by young, ambitious, intelligent individuals

    Cons

    Ever changing work environment, and turnover


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Makerbot 2017"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good talented people. Creative and innovative ideas with lots of passion and devotion. Lots of possibilities for learning and additional responsibilities.

    Cons

    Several rounds of layoffs between 2015-2017 was demoralizing to morale. Industry headwinds are still very unknown so although the work done at Makerbot was very forward and innovative, what actually reached the market was questionable. Pay was overall low, as was upward mobility. Bonuses were minimal and raises over the 2015-2017 time period, regardless of performance and body of work was minimal.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the most talented employees and give them the resources required to complete the projects. Reward those who go above and beyond. There is a reason the best employees over the past few years have left and gone on to the best companies and are extremely successful.

  8. Helpful (8)

    "Please is a disaster"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Makerbot full-time

    Pros

    Absolutely Nothing. The entire place is destined to fail

    Cons

    It was cool at first, but then the entire company became an unmitigated disaster. Luckily I found a new job before they started their first out of 3 rounds of layoffs


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Management? What management?"

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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

    Great co-workers, who really tried

    Cons

    Horrible management, who were clueless

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and smell the coffee


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Great place to work, future unclear"

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    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.


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