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Proto Labs Reviews

Updated August 16, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    "Love my job and my company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maple Plain, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maple Plain, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The People! The Culture! The Collaboration! The company's innovative technology separates us from any competitors, and we are growing tremendously. It's FUN to work for a successful company headquartered in our home state of MN!

    Cons

    Sometimes location--but at the same time it's a positive since you drive outside of the city and don't hit traffic!

    Proto Labs Response

    Jun 7, 2017 – Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate hearing from you.


  2. "Best Company I've worked for..."

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    Former Employee - Business Teacher in Rockford, MN
    Former Employee - Business Teacher in Rockford, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Growing Company. Opportunity to make good money. Strong training program. Great People. Strong Management. Opportunity to Advance Internally.

    Cons

    Inside Sales can be boring depending on the person but the people make up for it. The call expectations aren't uniform among the sales teams

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the development of your employees and distribution of accounts.

  3. "Fabulous Culture!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Proto Labs full-time

    Pros

    This company is full of driven, intelligent, and inspirational people! It is so great to work in such a positive environment.

    Cons

    I have not found any cons at this point.


  4. "Great Work/Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Maple Plain, MN
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Maple Plain, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Proto Labs has been a great place to work. I am in sales and am newer to the company. I've been here about 10 months. The environment is casual and comfortable. Compensation is good, with commission and good base. Health benefits are far better than my previous two employers. The new VP of sales is very big on internal promotion and career planning, which is very positive. The company is growing rapidly so growth opportunities are real. It is a fun product to sell, working with some of the top product developers in the world.

    Cons

    Some say the location is a con because it's west of the twin cities. For me it's a big pro.


  5. "Great Gig!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Writer in Maple Plain, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Writer in Maple Plain, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Proto Labs offers engaging work. I'm learning a lot about digital manufacturing and applying my skills set to my job. The company also offers a respectful and fun work environment, casual dress code, and flexible schedules. It's a great place to work!

    Cons

    The only thing that comes to mind is the long commute to Maple Plain.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company with great products"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. The company provides great products to our customers. Very good, not the absolute best, but better than most for benefits. Very good 401k matching, good health care, great pay, stock purchase program, some flexibility depending on role, bonus. This is a software company that does manufacturing instead of a manufacturing company that has software.

    Cons

    Typical issues due to growth, but the problems are recognized and senior management is working hard to resolve them.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working on the things that matter so we can all be successful.

    Proto Labs Response

    Jun 7, 2017 – Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you for taking time to provide your valuable feedback.


  7. "Customer Service Representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Proto Labs full-time

    Pros

    The culture is great and they want to do their best with employees.

    Cons

    There is a large divide between the different departments and a large divide between those working in the plants and HQ.

  8. "Great Company. Great Experience."

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Maple Plain, MN
    Former Employee - Marketing in Maple Plain, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My manager was great. She listened and was engaging and left me to do my work. Her trust in my abilities was greatly appreciated. The company values its employees and the efforts to do so are obvious. Great training opportunities and supportive co-workers. Highly recommend working here.

    Cons

    Slow to move. This is not all bad, however, there are small tweaks that would take little effort that could help move the needle for shareholders. More transparency and communication (always a good thing for any company). Listen to your hired experts in their respective fields as they truly have your best interests in mind.

    Advice to Management

    None. Every motor has its squeaky parts but Proto labs is pretty well oiled.

    Proto Labs Response

    Jun 7, 2017 – Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you for your feedback and insights.


  9. "Cutting edge hands on experience"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Maple Plain, MN
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Maple Plain, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I was an intern for 4 months. During the 4 months I got to have a hands on experience working in a production enviorment that allowed me to open my eyes to all the advanced technology that Proto Labs has as a resource. This company treats their employees so honorably and truely creates a welcoming and invigorating culture to work in.

    Cons

    Honestly I have minimal to complain about. Like any company there are employees who didn't enjoy managment styles or had clashes on the team.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the employee satisfaction efforts. Not any company can create such a fantastic culture you have created. Also have faith in your employees. They have the knowledge of what's going on in the background and hear there recomendations

    Proto Labs Response

    Jun 7, 2017 – Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you for the feedback. We love to hear from you.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Cool Product, Bad Management"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Maple Plain, MN
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Maple Plain, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Cool product, Awesome people, Good benefits

    Cons

    Small company culture is gone and is now a very corporate feel and grind. Company is only focused on revenue and how to get it, instead of empowering employees to generate the revenue for them. Passive aggressive middle managers that will lie and throw you under the bus for them to get ahead. The bar is very low for quality of managers in the software department. Maple Plain.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring/promoting crappy managers and stop being oblivious of whats happening in your departments. Empower your employees to allow them to do a great job. Revenue isn't everything. Far to aggressive business plan, which they are now failing to meet.

    Proto Labs Response

    Jun 7, 2017 – Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you for sharing. We appreciate hearing from you.


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