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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 (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


  2. 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

  3. 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


  4. 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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "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)

    "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.


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Don't bother, company won't be around much longer."

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    Former Employee - Production in Staten Island, NY
    Former Employee - Production in Staten Island, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Decent benefits
    -It was a job

    Cons

    -Massive amount of mismanagement higher ups
    -Low pay
    -Little mobility within the company
    -A lot of layoffs

    Advice to Management

    None, most of managment is gone.

  8. Helpful (13)

    "Avoid at All Costs"

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

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

    Pros

    Mid level co-workers are smart and engaging. Product is interesting.

    Cons

    Pay is below market. Benefits are a joke, even compared to tiny start ups. Parts of leadership are incompetent, parts don't care, and other parts are psychopathic.

    Expect to work long hours with little acknowledgement, get 90% through projects before they're scuttled with little explanation, and be treated like you're expendable.

    Advice to Management

    Raise pay, treat employees like people.


  9. "Do better, management"

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    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Makerbot as an intern

    Pros

    - Great place to intern for a summer
    - Almost all of the people I worked alongside (engineers/software/web) wanted nothing more than to see the company grow and flourish, and worked extremely hard to help soothe the companies' "growing pains".
    - The "lower-level" employees (devs & engineers) work there because they believe in Makerbot.
    - Brooklyn location is nice
    - Makerbot looks interesting on a resume

    Cons

    - Employees are terribly underpaid. Like I said, they work there because they believe in Makerbot, not for the pay (I, too, was very underpaid for an intern of my field, but the experience was worth it)
    - Rounds of layoffs have decreased the number of devs & engineers, but kept a lot of management (even hired more higher ups after laying off devs and engineers... seriously what are you thinking???)
    - A lot of hushed skepticism of the competence of the higher ups
    - There is widespread distrust and dislike of the current CEO. Some believe he means well, but it appears that he has knack for saying one thing then turning around and doing another. He also just seems to be all over the place in terms of direction and leadership. A classic example is them investing a bunch of money into opening a new factory in Industry City, then less than a year after the opening shutting it down and moving their manufacturing to China.
    - Because of the low pay rate, Makerbot does not have the cream of the crop in terms of new employees. Not too sure how this will work out in the long run
    - Much of Makerbot's true talent is looking elsewhere if they haven't already left. Again, doesn't look too good in the long run

    Advice to Management

    If engineering and software are the cornerstones of your company, why would you not work to make sure that they are fairly compensated or at least that there are enough of them? Hiring more management just shows that the people at the top don't know what they are doing, have issues with communicating to employees, or both. The company is going to continue collapsing in on itself until you fix this. You can't blame Makerbot's shortcomings on the market when you're not even taking care of things under your own roof.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Riches to Rags"

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

    I worked at Makerbot (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was a great place to work for a short time. Great people to work with, very collaborative environment.

    Cons

    Salaries were awful, CEO was a joke, exec leadership was money hungry and had no vision and just yelled and fired people.


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