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Stratasys Reviews

Updated September 8, 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 5 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    "Amazing place to work!"

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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

    You get to 3D print whatever you can find/design, as long as there is printer availability (there usually is). There is often leftover free food from events.

    Cons

    I've heard it's hard to move up effectively in the company.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Circling the drain."

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Engineer in Eden Prairie, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cool technology, some good people.

    Cons

    Management is a revolving door of people trying to get quick short term benefits that don't hold up in the long run, before they leave for another workplace. Employees are all disengaged, noone respects management decisions, input is disregarded.

    Advice to Management

    Identify and listen to the few remaining dedicated employees.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "No way."

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

    I worked at Stratasys full-time

    Pros

    Can’t think of any in the pro column.

    Cons

    Terrible toxic culture. Heads down. Management outcasts need to be dealt with. Lack of organizational alignment and communication. My advice is do not work here. Period. You will regret. There is a forty percent turnover rate for many reasons and facts don’t exaggerate. You read that correctly - more than one in three people (smart people) leave. It is bad. Management is also aware of the poor culture, overworked people, and lack of resources but what do they do? I didn’t see any improvement actions. No food available in the building so they just schedule lunch meetings and order in catering - customers pay for their lunch. Israel leadership is scary unorganized to say the least. Emails all hours of the day, especially Sunday, limited to no work life balance. Everything is urgent, someone else’s fire to fight that then turns into nothing.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Company has no direction"

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

    I worked at Stratasys full-time

    Pros

    Some, very little nice people

    Cons

    Constantly reorganizing, always hiring more managers than leaders, rebranded 3 times in the last 3 years

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring more and more middle management. Execs are losing touch.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Very glad I joined"

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

    Pros

    Great technology, leaders try very hard to keep environment positive. Some really smart and decent human beings work here.

    Cons

    Internal processes are a little frustrating but not too bad

    Advice to Management

    Keep up communication with employees.


  6. "Happy I came on board here - You will be too!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    1) Working on the cutting edge of technology and seeing the constant change is personally very exciting.
    2) A lot of great people with great, innovative minds. Don't let some of the other reviews skew you - there are some GREAT people working here.
    3) Stability - Stratasys has been around for 30 years now. Not a new company, but not set in it's ways. The President of the Americas is also a great leader.

    Cons

    The only real "CON" are the people posting anonymous reviews who are no longer here.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "The rumors are true -- culture is negative and challenging"

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    Former Employee - Professional in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Professional in Eden Prairie, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was rewarding to work with smart, creative people.

    Cons

    The culture is negative and challenging. Marketing Exec is too authoritarian and not as collaborative as he should be considering all the change occurring. Sales Exec is a lively personality but living in his own private Idaho. Leadership development and probably executive coaches for many of the senior leaders would be a worthwhile investment. Not sure the HR leader has the juice to make meaningful cultural change. The partnership with Israel is challenging. People warned me about Stratasys and its challenging culture and the rumors proved to be true. Not a place to put down roots and build a career.

    Advice to Management

    Alignment of shared goals and ideals is necessary. Sales exec is off doing his own thing, his own way. He needs to be reigned in.

  8. "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


  9. 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.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "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.


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