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iRobot Reviews

Updated October 25, 2017
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iRobot Chairman and CEO Colin M. Angle
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  • 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. "Mechanical Engineer"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends

    I have been working at iRobot as an intern

    Pros

    Employees work hard and play hard.

    Cons

    Need to better manage interns.


  2. "Good Experience"

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    Former Intern - Intern
    Former Intern - Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at iRobot as an intern

    Pros

    Product is great, Lots of development & projects, Good support, people are nice

    Cons

    Because the company is growing fast, they can be a bit unorganized, Orientation could be a bit more structured and detailed, Whish they had more entry-level jobs

  3. "Overall good company, with some bureaucratic issues"

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    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineer Intern
    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineer Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at iRobot as an intern

    Pros

    • There are some really smart people there
    • Some of the projects are pretty interesting, but others can be pretty boring.
    • The idea of having one returning intern manage the other interns is good in theory, but often there was simply not enough work / tickets to go around.
    • Good work life balance.
    • Good compensation and good benefits.

    Cons

    • There are also some people whom I wondered how they actually got their job...
    • They don't really do return offers for summer interns at the end of the internship (or at least when I was there)


  4. "Manager"

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

    I worked at iRobot full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Culture and people, great environment

    Cons

    Communication lacking from higher levels

    Advice to Management

    Better communication


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Fun Company with Engaging Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent benefits and perks, flexible scheduling and work atmosphere.
    Interesting and engaging engineering work

    Cons

    A lot of the employees live out in the suburbs so it's convenient for them, but tough for Boston city-dwellers. They also don't seem to be very competitive with companies closer or in the city to make the commute worthwhile.
    Projects get killed unexpectedly, or worse, become a zombie project that slowly, and inevitably, dies.

    Advice to Management

    Hold onto your good talent.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, great culture. Open door policy. Top management team takes surveys / feedback from employees seriously. Fun place to work.

    Cons

    Communication loss on director level. Looks like the core values that have been set by the company are misinterpreted by some director level employees.


  7. "Systems Engineer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at iRobot full-time

    Pros

    Awesome people who are fun to talk to and generally don't take things too seriously as long as your work is getting done. The company still has a pretty casual feel to it. Most of the engineers are just people who want to "build cool stuff and make money." Bagel Fridays and occasional beer carts are perks that you don't get at just any company.

    Cons

    Systems engineering interns are generally employed to run tests. The managers will try to help interns get more interesting work from time to time, but testing comes first. On the other hand, you are getting paid to play with robots...

    Advice to Management

    I recommend rotating interns through jobs a little bit more. Some interns seem to get more interesting work than others.

  8. "Industrial Design intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, nice people. Get to work on the future of home robots.

    Cons

    There can be poor communication between teams.


  9. "Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Acton, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Acton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at iRobot (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Strong cross-functional relationships and interaction for quality product and after sales support.

    Cons

    Tough market to track to meet corporate targets.


  10. "Operations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment to work with a lot of talented Engineers. Primarily an ME environment but there is some interesting EE work too

    Cons

    Doesn't seem like there are opportunities to jump up into management unless you are hired as one.

    Advice to Management

    Work towards a more common set of processes across programs.


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