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iRobot Reviews

Updated August 22, 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 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. 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.


  2. "Fun, Interesting Atmosphere"

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    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

  3. "Manager"

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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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    establish better business process and documentation


  4. "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


  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. "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


  7. "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

  8. "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).


  9. "Great work place"

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    Current Employee - Vice President
    Current Employee - Vice President
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great work environment, great responsibility, professional networking. influencing others to reach their professional potential. Creative work environment and innovative training programs.

    Cons

    24/7 work hours never not working, always in need of more time. the level of stress carried daily and constant need for new ideas and less cost.

    Advice to Management

    meet more or video conference more


  10. "Great place to work."

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineering Intern in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineering Intern in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I learned quite a bit in areas that I wasn't too familiar with earlier, got to work with some very interesting and smart people, and interacted with upper management on a fairly regular basis. Very interesting time, had a lot of fun.

    Cons

    I have very few complaints, but as an electrical engineering intern there was a lot of weak testing, soldering, wiring, etc. kind of work early on. The amount of that kind of work went down over the course of the summer however.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to act like a small company even as things get much larger. Even though it's unfeasible for everybody in the company to know everyone else, people up to even the vice president level should get to meet everyone working below them.


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