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Updated Oct 8, 2020

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28 Ratings
Pros
  • "great market potential for the 3D Printing(in 17 reviews)

  • "The place is full of good people(in 14 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Terrible relationship between US and Israel(in 15 reviews)

  • "Poor management, training is disorganized(in 6 reviews)

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    1. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Avoid at all costs. Seriously: work anywhere else.

      Oct 8, 2020 - Product Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Interesting to see how customers apply the technology.

      Cons

      Awful culture, arrogant leadership, cronyism. Senior leaders (literally) have no background or experience in the functions they run and refuse to listen to anyone that does. The same "leaders" that have been driving the company into the ground for the last 5 years keep getting promoted. Terrible relationship between US and Israel.

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      5 people found this review helpful
    2. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Israeli Leadership is ruining the Stratasys brand

      Apr 9, 2016 - Operations in Eden Prairie, MN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Technology. Founder of the company is still there.. and he's very good and respectable.

      Cons

      Israeli leadership is all about giving their buddies jobs.. even if they aren't qualified for it. Controlling management that likes to inflate problems and then leave you with their mess to clean up. Lots of layers in the management.. if you want something done, you will have to go through multiple approval channels to get what you need. sometimes thats too late. SLOW to move projects forward. SLOW to bring products to market. Often they are developing machines/consumables that others have already brought to market. Unethical business practices. Very demanding and rude managers. HR is a total joke. Old boys club.. if you aren't a male, you won't move unless you know someone in management and are on their good side. Company actively moving jobs from the US to Israel. Acquisition of Makerbot would have been ok if it wasn't for the management who allowed the 5th generation of the Makerbot to be released with known defaults. Rather the fire the guy who was responsible, they promoted the individual. Its actions like this that should make you run as fast as you can from this sinking ship. The only way it will get better is if the board flushes out the bad management.. and that won't happen because guess what?? the board is stacked! Stacked with buddies and pals of the current israeli management.

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      19 people found this review helpful
    3. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Company putting fake reviews on their Glassdoor to improve ratings. Sure tells you a lot about the company

      Aug 12, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits. Pretty fair salary. Most people on your direct team are cool. I guess you could say they are trying to turn the company around, but it's not working.

      Cons

      Management is poor quality and confused in general. The smart people left. Working with Israel is terrible, as they want everything done their way and it's terrible for the company. Business there is much different and it seems they try to interfere with our business practices here. Many people around you are getting laid off, but people seem to be quitting faster than they get laid off. R and D budget keeps getting cut, so we are starting to fall behind the competition and it seems they focus less and less on developing new things, so this will cause they company to fail. Revenue stream is also not increasing, so good luck on getting any good raises or bonuses. That's why most people are leaving. Don't waste your time with this company. In 2012, it was great, not anymore.

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      14 people found this review helpful
    4. 1.0
      Former Employee

      No way.

      Sep 8, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      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.

      8 people found this review helpful
    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      A Great Company Laid to Waste

      Aug 2, 2016 - Operations in Minneapolis, MN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Stratasys is a great company with a cool technology that has a significant and positive impact to industry, shortening lead-times for product development and providing more options to conventional manufacturing production processes. Employees are genuinely excited about the products and rally around the new product releases and current products. That was prior to 2015...

      Cons

      The Stratasys/Objet merger, presented as a marriage of complementary technologies, and the acquisition of MakerBot as the leading player in the consumer market, was intended to cement the Stratasys position as the uncontested market leader in additive manufacturing. The MakerBot acquisition in retrospect was a huge mistake as it was vastly overpriced and over-hyped. The products launched and manufactured were of such poor quality, that it ultimately killed the enthusiasm in the 3D printing/additive manufacturing market. Stratasys will never recover the losses that resulted. In addition, the legacy Objet leadership team has aggressively overtaken leadership of the entire Stratasys organization as if it were an acquisition vs. a merger. One by one, legacy Stratasys leadership personnel were fired or aggressively pushed out of the organization. And at this point, Israelis hold all of the key leadership and management positions in Sales/Marketing, Operations and Engineering. They employ a command and control management style where every single decision, big or small, goes through labyrinth-like approval bureaucracy thus stifling all creativity and risk-taking. The leadership team is arrogant and dismissive of anybody outside of their inner circle. Their decision-making also show a lack of competence and understanding of best-in-class manufacturing management methodologies. And it is now showing up in unfavorable financial results, independent of the current additive manufacturing market conditions. Finally, US operations are being phased out as power is being consolidated in Israel/Objet. Current US employees are pursuing other opportunities and are leaving in droves. So unless Stratasys is acquired or the board agrees that the current strategy will continue to fail, there is no bright future for US based employees. My advice to prospective employees is that if you are currently employed, do not accept employment at Stratasys. If you are not employed and are willing to put up with being treated poorly and are okay knowing that this will be short term, then it could be an opportunity until something better comes along.

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      14 people found this review helpful
    6. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Lots of potential, no focus

      Aug 7, 2016 -  in Eden Prairie, MN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The 3d printing industry has a huge amount of potential and unlimited opportunities. This is a great industry to have an established dealer network/customer base and many years of experience with.

      Cons

      Since the Stratasys/Objet merger there has been a lot of change and pain. There are inherent cultural differences between MN and Israel that provide an ongoing handicap to the company. Lack of focus and an ever-changing direction leave employees, resellers, and customers feeling lost. After being in this state for a few years there is a widespread dissatisfaction both internal and external that is further weighing the company down.

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      6 people found this review helpful
    7. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Great future, but needs better and more experienced executive leaders to take them there

      May 29, 2015 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Definitely a growth industry with incredible potential. Some of the recent acquisitions are positioning the company well.

      Cons

      The executive leaders in Israel are shortsighted and arrogant. A poor combination for good leaders. Rather than mitigate their inexperience at running a company of this size and accepting advice from subject matter experts within the company, the C Suite leaders continue to blunder their way to a 6 month 75% decrease in stock value.

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      7 people found this review helpful
    8. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Poor management, hasty decision making, sinking ship

      Aug 8, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The innovative technology is the backbone of what made these 2 companies great. Unfortunately, the technology is the only good thing left about Stratasys today.

      Cons

      Management is inept and full of hasty decision making without a clear vision. They cannot devise and more importantly follow through on a solid long term plan for getting the company back to healthy profitability. Different teams struggle to coordinate with each other which leads to huge problems. Product Management/marketing is and has always been a disaster. The MakerBot acquisition was a terrible decision and cost the company and it's shareholders millions. They will never recover from that. HR is a joke and lives in a bubble thinking that all of the negative reviews here are from bad employees. Wake up and face reality; these are real, honest, hardworking and dedicated employees voicing their opinions; yet you are so naive to the fact that morale is rock bottom and irreplaceable talent has and will continue to leave by the masses that you do nothing to retain. Career paths and advanced are non-existent and when there are positions you wish to apply for the red tape and political games make it impossible. Layoffs abound and will continue to happen as the company sinks deeper into unprofitably. We have almost no territory/assistant territory managers (aka Partner Execs, SAE's) left to manage our channel which is hurting sales. Our sales channel partners have been left in the dark with little to nothing communicated to them. They are frightened about the future of Stratasys and they should be. The quarterly earnings is a smoke and mirrors show. Look deeply into the numbers and you will see just how bad the company is doing. Don't believe the lies from Stratasys leadership. The newly appointed CEO is all talk and one of the insiders from Israel who will continue the ways of David Reis and nothing will change. Sadly this is a sinking ship ripe for acquisition. The technology is the only shining light in this disaster of what was a great company .

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      16 people found this review helpful
    9. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Caveat emptor - if you bought what they sold you...

      Aug 21, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      High-potential technology with nearly limitless applications…whose broad adoption and success is hindered by company leadership that cannot get out of its own way.

      Cons

      Stratasys in the Americas region is currently driven by a megalomaniacal sales culture that is solely focused on furthering their own political agenda with no regard to the impact upon employees, partners, or customers. The executive leadership consists of two distinct functions – one is the political puppeteer that has seen all, done everything, and succeeded with every endeavor embarked upon (and relishes nothing more than the opportunity to talk about it), and the other is the puppet, who aspires to cut its strings and usurp the crown. Both parties are woefully immature, myopic, and shortsighted, while also conceited, ignorant, and utterly without consideration of context in their decision making. This dystopia, as a result, is self-perpetuating…and empowered by a human resource group that is slave to and complicit with what they should instead be challenging. It is a sad story that comes as no surprise to anyone with a modicum of success running a neighborhood lemonade stand. As to the other never-ending saga at Stratasys – yes, there is conflict between the regional groups and the ‘corporate’ functions based in Israel. This is no different than many other multinational corporations and boils down to the complete inability of the last several iterations of c-suite and regional leadership to promote, foster, and invest in actual cooperation and collaboration. A few additional points to consider: 1. As mentioned elsewhere, there is an active strategy to combat negative company and CEO reviews with false positives. This in and of itself speaks volumes. 2. Talent development and retention a. Development is non-existent (notably so at the executive level – unnecessary when they have nothing left to learn). b. Retention requires your blind allegiance. 3. A meager 401k match is also capped. 4. Equity grants are political. See also point 2b above. It may be implied that the ‘bad’ parts have all been cut out – unfortunately it’s the core of the apple that is rotten. There are some good people at Stratasys – you’ll find those that remain sheltering in their cube or office with one eye looking over their shoulder. The others have moved on, by choice or otherwise, and are all the better for it. In short: The culture at Stratasys is toxic – in this aspect alone does leadership actually lead.

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      16 people found this review helpful
    10. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Good company, poor management strategy

      May 25, 2017 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people are great, but the company as a whole is confused. Every other year management completely changes and never allows for the previous group to figure out how to work effectively.

      Cons

      Management is awful. Information is hidden and kept secret for job security. The constant Israel vs. USA conflict is annoying.

      8 people found this review helpful
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