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Stratasys Reviews

Updated January 16, 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)

  • Many challenges lately after the 3D printing market took a dive (in 5 reviews)

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

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  4. "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.


  5. "Great potential"

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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

    Pros

    Technology potential is high
    Genuine efforts to improve engagement

    Cons

    Leadership 8 time zones away from key market and development group in N.A.
    Emerging competition without key strategies in place
    Organizational instability - turnoververy high

    Advice to Management

    Empower local regions and people


  6. Helpful (1)

    "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


  7. "principal engineer"

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Manchester, NH
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Manchester, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible working hours, nice office

    Cons

    company not growing, management not nice

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Marketing manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, smart people, travel

    Cons

    C level is terrible, decision making is poor, back stabbing often occurs, no strategy. Don’t join marketing here, there is no strategy so it is in constant chaos, no VP and above last longer than a year and the management is told what to do not asked according to their expertise.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a strategy and stick to it.


  9. "Applications Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great, fun, challenging, always got work to do, employee benefits rock

    Cons

    nothing really too much wrong, need to be a little more organized during the company restructuring


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Sr. Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Senior 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

    Life/work balance. Great place to work if your just looking to bring home a paycheck.

    Cons

    Weak, detached leadership. Little, to no growth opportunity. Antiquated work environment. Company is all smoke and mirrors and lacks excitement and dynamics. This is a company that will fall to the raise of young innovative competitors.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to truely grow,...bring in young engineers and let them change the way you design products. Stop repurposing old designs. Get involved. Create excitement. Have a vision and drive it. Be honesty.


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