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Stratasys Reviews

Updated November 13, 2018
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Pros
  • "All together making Stratasys a leader in 3D printing with clear roadmap and successful deliveries to the market" (in 14 reviews)

  • "Great environment, fast paced and dynamic projects" (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Emails all hours of the day, especially Sunday, limited to no work life balance" (in 5 reviews)

  • "3D Printing as an Industry moves fast" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Great technologies and investing heavily for growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Stratasys full-time

    Pros

    Great technologies, not afraid to invest for growth, lots of new talent joining the company that brings (much needed) new energy and perspective, competitive pay, fast paced global business. The company is focused on aggressively reducing red tape over the next few years. I have worked at 3 other companies in my career and Stratasys is the best. It has its issues (like all companies) but is of a size where you can have impact yet still feel part of something bigger.

    Cons

    Navigating cultures can be difficult but no worse than other global companies, A lot of restructuring recently but it seems to be mostly complete.

    Advice to Management

    Develop and champion a clear strategy and make the investments needed to ensure leadership in this industry. Continue to upskill the organization and focus on new approaches to win in the competitive market


  2. "Very exciting times to be with Stratasys"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of investment of time and money in improving everything we do from products and service for customers to internal bureaucracy.

    Cons

    Some of the internal controls are annoying but hopefully we are working on those

    Advice to Management

    Great communication keep it up!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "If you perform, you will do well here."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extremely customer focused (at least in the Americas). Executive team is all about action and will role up their sleeves to get things done. They are very accessible and seek feedback.for improvement.

    Cons

    There is not an overarching SSYS strategy, there are PolyJet and FDM strategies with a sprinkle of vertical focus. PJ product group does not focus on the customer, just perceived solutions.

    Advice to Management

    Have the product groups visit customers.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Fascinating Industry, Great Work Perks & Growth Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Demand Generation
    Current Employee - Demand Generation
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Access to cutting edge (and very expensive) 3D printing technology, FREE.
    - "start up" culture with a lot of opportunities to learn new skills, softwares, etc.
    - Working with industry leading clients is really cool - every customer uses their printer for applications that are equally unique and fascinating.
    - Fun work environment & lots of opportunities to engage with coworkers both during work and after work

    If you are a positive person who can handle a fast-paced work environment, Stratasys is a great place for you.

    Cons

    3D Printing as an Industry moves fast. So does Stratasys. Some reviews below seem to come from people uncomfortable with slight ambiguity and a fast-moving industry. Like any large company, there will be frustrations with beurocracy and processes. However, Fast Pace + Ambiguity = Opportunity for Employees.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Work Hard, Play Hard"

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

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

    Pros

    -The technology and the desire to drive it is great. Desks look like toy stores with wild 3D prints of everything from tools to cartoon characters. Employees make some very cool stuff here.
    -A big company with a start-up feel. It feels exciting but has the benefits of a bigger company. They have a massage therapist 2x a month,
    -Management cares-The President of Americas holds a lunch with new employees to ask about their experience and takes notes on what can be improved.

    Cons

    Like anywhere, there are processes and practices that can improve but people seem happy to work with you to make it happen.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  6. "No direction and extremely unclear expectations!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The technology is cutting edge, and as an employee you have access to use it.

    Cons

    COMPLETELY mismanaged company. Need to clean house from the top down. The company is crumbling and people are leaving left and right due to complete misdirection and unclear expectations.

    Advice to Management

    How about you dont intentionally keep you employees in the dark then drop a new campaign on them with the expectation being to have results just meer days later for a start?


  7. "Buyer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The technology was advance.

    Cons

    Weak management that promote cover up and short term goal. If you decide to work there, DO NOT for get CYA. Save every email and everything that ppl ask you to do. They cut corner on everything. Quality is the first things to go once month end approaches.

    Advice to Management

    Put competent people in place. Since I've left there has been 100% turn over in 1 year. It's not the people. The people you put in place encourage chaos.

  8. 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.


  9. Helpful (7)

    "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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "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.


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