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Makerbot Reviews

Updated November 20, 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. "Lots of changes but great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Makerbot full-time

    Pros

    team, culture, location, interesting tech

    Cons

    Constant changes in leadership, disconnect

    Advice to Management

    listen


  2. Helpful (3)

    "MakerBot reminds me of the Titanic."

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

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

    Pros

    - smart people
    - having schools/customers come into the office and share their stories
    - educational seminars
    - great location (tech hub)

    Cons

    - poor management
    - lack of innovation
    - cost-cutting initiatives that have ruined the spirit of the company
    - frequent layoffs/feeling like there's a constant lack of job security
    - high turnover
    - departments are silo'ed
    - low promotion rate

    Advice to Management

    Management has ruined this company. The CEO is a terrible leader who does not listen to the market, does not innovate and simply does not care about their employees' wellbeing. They showed a lot of favoritism and did not reward hard work. They've even angrily accused employees of "leaking" information in a company-wide meeting instead of tackling the problem by cultivating more trust in management. Stop laying off employees that have given their all to this company. I'm not sure if MakerBot can be saved so if you are reading this, spare yourself the pain and look for any other 3D printing company. The Titanic/Makerbot has crashed. Do not work here.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Employee"

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    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 3 years)

    Pros

    - Lots of opportunity to grow and learn in different areas of the business as long as you are willing to put the hours in and go above and beyond.
    - Great culture, fun and smart co-workers.

    Cons

    - Lots of grey area where jobs overlap.
    - Not enough good planning for projects.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "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


  5. Helpful (4)

    "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.


  6. 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


  7. 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

  8. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "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.


  10. 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


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