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iRobot Reviews

Updated August 22, 2017
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iRobot Chairman and CEO Colin M. Angle
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Pros
  • The work life balance is great, and you will be rewarded for getting results regardless of the number of hours you work (in 12 reviews)

  • Great environment and great leadership (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is not that great (in 3 reviews)

  • Looks like the core values that have been set by the company are misinterpreted by some director level employees (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Electrical Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at iRobot full-time

    Pros

    Great team. Direct managers really care about employee well-being. Opportunity for growth and flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    It's sometimes difficult to break down the barrier between different organizations (eg. engineering, operations, business dev).


  2. "Cool Stuff, cool place"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at iRobot full-time

    Pros

    collaborative, fun environment, and smart people throughout

    Cons

    lot of frequent leadership changes, causing uncertainty about the future.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focused on the long term goals and just give up once and for all on the cash draining non-starters.

  3. "Love coming to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Project Manager
    Current Employee - Associate Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at iRobot full-time

    Pros

    Great environment and great leadership

    Cons

    I can't think of one


  4. "iRobot"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is passionate about the job, you can tell it's not a company that was built off of love of engineering

    Cons

    The gender ratio is very male dominant, as one would expect


  5. "Fun atmosphere - great 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 iRobot full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Growing company that maintains a small company feel. Really is a fantastic environment, perfect for the work that is being done. Fun and fast-paced, I have truly enjoyed my time there.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be difficult at times, but company makes a noticeable effort to make up for it through activities/retreats/etc and always appreciates the work being put in.

    Advice to Management

    Becoming more accessible is always a good place to start. Could benefit from more management interaction on day-to-day basis.


  6. "Fun Place to Wrok"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great global experience, fun people, great projects, and great products

    Cons

    Work life balance can be tough


  7. "Fun, Interesting Atmosphere"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Engaging work
    Great atmosphere
    Passionate employees
    Tons of free food
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Can be stressful with lots of priority changes

  8. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at iRobot full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment, get things done quickly, respect for employee, excellent benefits

    Cons

    establish better business process and documentation


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at iRobot full-time

    Pros

    Brilliant coworkers, challenging work, and interesting problems on the cutting edge of consumer technology.

    Cons

    Somewhat slow moving for a tech company.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "iRobot review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, opportunities for professional development, work-life balance, parties, cookouts, they really like to have fun

    Cons

    No opportunities for professional growth/promotion


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