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Makerbot Reviews

Updated February 27, 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 19 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)

    "Open communication"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. Helpful (3)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. 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


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  5. "MakerBot"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Marketing Intern in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Intern - Marketing Intern in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Makerbot as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    MakerBot's technology sits at the forefront of the industry, and exciting things are happening here every day

    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. I have met some of the smartest people I know here.

    Company Culture is techy, creative, fun, and very welcoming.

    There is a feedback loop that actually results in changes (ex. As an employee, if something bothers me I can go to HR or management and there will be steps taken to make a change for the better)

    MakerBot's office has amazing views of the city from every window

    Uninhibited access to 3D printing

    Typical tech company perks- snacks, ping pong and pool tables, etc.

    Cons

    At times there can be a disconnect between the higher levels of management and the boots on the ground employees (regarding expectations, needs, concerns, etc). In my time here I have noticed steps taken to change this dynamic, but I think there is still work to be done.

    Advice to Management

    Making more of an effort to connect with employees will go a long way for morale. Most, if not all, employees are giving 110% to MakerBot. Recognizing that will go a long way in terms of feeling valued at the company.


  6. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Come Back Kids"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    MakerBot has been on quite the journey over the past few years. I'm happy to report that the past year has been it's strongest and it only continues to improve. The company is still young and growing but has incredible talent from Jr staff up through leadership. If you're hungry to learn and grow, this is the place as you'll have the opportunity to partake in a variety of projects.

    The office is great, downtown Brooklyn, incredible Brooklyn/Manhattan views with all transport close by (A/F train into the building). The kitchen is stock to the ceiling with snacks, coffee machine on site and HR throws parties throughout the year.

    Most important, the technology is one of the best industries to work in. If you love 3d printing, a fast paced environment and want to learn, you'll thrive here. Everyone is young, driven to perform and pushes you to improve.

    Cons

    Pay is a bit under average for the industry but is improving.

    Advice to Management

    Keep open dialogues with the company and listen to the employees, it will pay off.


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Above Average"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers who are very helpful, awesome environment / very good work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Difficult to work with other departments, no communication, projects don't tend to be thought out correctly.


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Everyone Loves a Comeback Story"

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

    Pros

    - exposure and access to emerging technologies
    - mostly brilliant coworkers, strong learning culture
    - challenging and rewarding work
    - employees are well equipped to do their jobs, great office space too

    Cons

    - negative industry perception, slowly turnging around though
    - unusually high amount of bureaucratic waste and inefficiency for a tech startup
    - employees exhibit occasional cynicism and internal competition that can be distracting

    Advice to Management

    - ignore the haters and keep improving one process at a time
    - hire more experienced, proven talent
    - keep demanding higher quality and efficiency from every department, no excuses


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Vibrant, Innovative, and Fun Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    A dynamic working environment with lots of hands-on engineering. Access to tons of 3D printers and printing resources. A young company with constant new ideas and improvements.

    Cons

    Brooklyn can be an expensive place to live/work. A very small chain of management requires you to take initiative and work independently.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Cool Company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Cool technology
    - Smart co-workers
    - Young and diverse workforce
    -Chances to work on projects that are fun but challenging
    - I learn something new every day

    Cons

    With any young company there are growing pains but I think we have the right leadership team in place.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being innovative and taking risks.


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