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Stratasys Reviews

Updated May 21, 2018
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Pros
  • Hundreds of employees had the opportunity to go into the community to teach Kindergarten - High School students about 3D printing (in 12 reviews)

  • Cutting edge technology that has a promising future when managed by the right management team (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Very little work-life balance if you want to be considered an employee that just meets expectations (in 4 reviews)

  • Adjusting to new managers and new requirements may not be easy (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products, atmosphere and outlook for the company. I did read the negative glassdoor reviews before I joined and was told that a lot of the turmoil had been due to some changes in the company. Glad I took the risk. Is it perfect? No, there is no such thing, but lots being done to address historic concerns.

    Cons

    Not a lot really, just like any other job, it's not perfect but leaders take a great deal of time to communicate

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the communications


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great 3D Products"

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

    I have been working at Stratasys full-time

    Pros

    Great 3D products and good atmosphere at Stratasys. Management is becoming more focused on career development and sponsoring other events, like, “Stratasys in the Schools” so employees can visit local schools to teach students about 3D printing.

    Cons

    Continue to increase communication and engage employees.

    Advice to Management

    Cannot think of anything now

  3. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stratasys full-time

    Pros

    Fast pace culture. Learn a ton

    Cons

    Pay is below average


  4. Helpful (2)

    "If you love mechanical engineering..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Stratasys full-time

    Pros

    If you love mechanical engineering, this place has a lot of interesting challenges for you. You can work with an international team. The office and culture are great.
    Stratasys is a leader in the 3D printing industry - you have access to 3D printers,
    the company is going through a lot of improvements.

    Cons

    Too many stakeholders in different locations. Too many different projects at the same time. Directions from the management aren't always clear.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Was a Good Company - Now it Needs to Find its Direction Again"

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    Former Employee - R&D Engineer in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - R&D Engineer in Eden Prairie, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The technology is a lot of fun to work with, the engineering work was challenging (in the good way), and there are/were good people working there.

    Cons

    Stratasys has lost its direction or else C-level is not any good at setting a direction and having the middle-managers govern how that applies to their employees. As a result of this lack of information flow, C-level comes off as money-centric instead of employee/company-centric, and morale continues to decrease.

    Stratasys (in Eden Prairie) lacks any real diversity, in the traditional sense as well as in the background/ideas sense. There were only a few people of color outside of assembly labor positions, none of them were in engineering, and none of them seemed to last longer than a few years. In the Eden Prairie offices, the employees all tend to get hired from the same pool, resulting in engineers with the same training and problem solving methods. This is detrimental as it means there are no real creative solutions to problems as everyone thinks the same.

    I also personally ran into issues with ambiguous promotion requirements.

    Advice to Management

    Get a plan, communicate that plan, have the managers figure out what the role their department plays in that plan, and stick with the plan.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Not a good place to work now"

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    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stratasys full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Technology is fun. "Some" employees are great to work with.

    Cons

    Too much management turnover. They don't do their proper diligence in the hiring process which is why turnover is so great. You can be a bad worker, but as long as u know how to kiss ur managers butt, then u are good. Too many newly created positions that only waste money and create confusion of the reporting structure. Rather than going back to the basics of having managers prioritize what they need to do (communicate with people who report to them, and listen to their concerns), they hire more managers to "try" and do this. Ridiculous how much money is wasted on hiring new managers with newly created titles. Employee surveys are skewed. Some employees feel scared to put what they really want to say because of retribution if truth is told. I disagree with some other comments regarding the Israelis. When company was Objet, they made you feel like family, listened to concerns and did something about it. Once merge with stratatsys, all original Objet employees felt like step children and all communication stopped.

    Advice to Management

    Stop creating all these new positions and start hiring managers that can do the job. Managers do not communicate with their reports so never knew in the 6+yrs working there how they can give a proper yearly review. You can voice your concerns, but nothing is ever done and now there's a target on your back in which you are now labeled a complainer.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "3D printing is the future"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Additive manufacturing technology is awesome especially when you get to 3D print whatever you want and Stratasys allows you to do just that. Management has gotten a lot more involved listening to employees over time and the company is in a much better place now.

    Cons

    Stratasys does not do a good job of teaching employees how to design and print cool things.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Field Service Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Eden Prairie, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Stratasys full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Awesome technology, and great work environment prior to merging with Stratasys.

    Cons

    Poor management, field service management riddled with liars, and everyone is out to use folks as stepping stones in their temporary careers. Management does not take field service techs seriously, nor value them, it is cheapest for the day.

    Advice to Management

    In the field service department - quit, you're all terrible...Above the field service department - retire everyone at the top and middle levels of FS, they are costing you time, money, and talent, as well as representing you VERY poorly to the customer. I have recieved calls from customers complaining about Stratasys current customer support department, and how bad it is now. Most are waiting to go with Prodways and DM systems it's so bad they can;t wait to get rid of their systems.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Do yourself a favor and read all of the glassdoor comments before taking a job there., they are all accurate."

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

    Pros

    very cool technology and potential to grow the business

    Cons

    There are so many it is not possible to list them all. There is no culture, management is in total panic most of the time. The operations side is a disaster and lots of games. No trust anywhere.

    Advice to Management

    clean house of existing management.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "manager"

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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 Stratasys full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great engagement with customers excited about a potentially great technology

    Cons

    no clear strategy, no guts, no willingness to make tough choices, try to do a little of everything vs going all in on any one area, turnover, treat people like they're completely replaceable / interchangeable parts

    Advice to Management

    lay out a clear strategy, commit to it, hire leadership with real world manufacturing experience at both HQ's, not just Israel


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