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iRobot Reviews

Updated June 14, 2017
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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 11 reviews)

  • Culture and people, great environment (in 9 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. "iRobot"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  2. "Fun Place to Wrok"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

  3. "Fun, Interesting Atmosphere"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, Fun, empowering, good benefits

    Cons

    sometimes chaotic, feeling some growing pains.

    Advice to Management

    get more entry level jobs open :)


  5. "Conflicted"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Littleton, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Littleton, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun projects, cool and exciting technology, great community involvement, great culture, great people. Love working for this company!

    Cons

    I feel that the compensation could be better

    Advice to Management

    Add stock incentive to compensation


  6. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SQA in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - SQA in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at iRobot (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people
    Great benefits
    Get to play with robots daily

    Cons

    Route 3 commute
    Not so easy to move laterally


  7. "Best employer of all those at which I have worked."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SQA in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - SQA in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Encourages employees. No blame games. Cutting edge jobs & technology. Fantastic benefits. Great work/life balance including fairly flexible work schedules. Many educational opportunities. Generous community activities (huge supporter of FIRST & related activities). Completely a team atmosphere, no empire building.

    Cons

    Hard to move laterally (small company)

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work, fantastic employee-centric atmosphere. Encourage lateral moves where possible to support career growth.

  8. "Highly recommended company to work at"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Mechanical Engineer Intern in Bedford, MA
    Current Intern - Mechanical Engineer Intern in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at iRobot as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    no dress code, relaxed working environment, friendly co-workers, the company has a young feel to it, senior engineers don't come across as anti-social people who rose to where they were simply because they have been with the company for their entire career

    Cons

    Sometimes can get lost in the mix as a ME intern due to the structuring of the program. Some of the younger engineers who went through the internship program themselves liked to dump the most tedious work onto the interns which prevented some interns from gaining the valuable experience that the company has to offer

    Advice to Management

    Provide a slightly more structured internship program for the ME's. It would have been helpful if we had


  9. "Good people and technology but working through growing pains."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at iRobot (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exciting market and technology.
    Fun to actually produce stuff and push technology to market.
    Smart, hard working and dependable people in the company. Pleasure to work with almost all!
    The company mission is referenced often and I believed we live by the mission.

    Cons

    Recently, a little too quick to change direction and too often.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to flatten the organization and tap into the collective genius of the people. I hear a lot of employees say great things but they act as if thy do not have a voice to insert good ideas.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Best robotics company in the world."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the coolest products in the world. Exceptionally talented workforce.

    Cons

    Going through lots of changes in personnel, org structure, strategy so lots of ambiguity. People on Glassdoor that don't like working here (please quit).

    Advice to Management

    Better foster innovation.


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