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Stratasys Reviews

Updated July 11, 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. "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.


  2. 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.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "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.


  4. "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


  5. 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.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "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.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "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.

  8. 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.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "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.


  10. Helpful (9)

    "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.


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