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iRobot Reviews

Updated January 11, 2018
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Pros
  • Excellent work-life balance - managers are very accommodating (in 13 reviews)

  • Great environment and great leadership (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor treatment of employees, bringing in upper management that doesn't align with the supposed HR mission, and lower than average compensation (in 6 reviews)

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

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  1. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at iRobot full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work

    Cons

    Stressful sometimes on business season


  2. "Defense Side Pain"

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

    Pros

    Fun, innovative, casual, hip. Great benefits.

    Cons

    lack of a long term strategy on the Defense side. Led to sell-off.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineering Intern"

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

    Pros

    Intern outings provide a great way to interact with fellow interns
    Bagel Fridays means free breakfast on Friday
    Beer cart - Beer during the work day...need I say more?

    Cons

    Projects vary by team and discipline. Some projects are not a great fit and can feel like busy work. I was fortunate to be doing development on a new product, but other software interns got stuck doing support and testing work.

    Advice to Management

    My manager was great in letting me do work that I was interested in and work that would help prepare me for a career in industry. I would advise other managers to do the same, try not to just pawn off low priority tasks on the interns.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    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. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at iRobot full-time

    Pros

    Innovative, fair, diverse, fast paced, dedicated

    Cons

    Sometimes they try to move too fast


  6. "Conflicted"

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    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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Can be better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very capable engineering and operations team

    Cons

    Lack of clear strategy and vision from the company top management.

    Very poor top management hiring decisions over many years.

    No employee stock purchase plan

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Corp"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work/life balance, summer hours, competitive fun events...

    Cons

    Too much leadership changes and upheaval, business floundering and stock in the dumps.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership change?


  9. "Mostly positive experience..."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at iRobot full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    develoing actual consumer robots used by millions of people, good life/work balance, relaxed working environment...

    Cons

    too much mundane work during productization, polishing and tuneup, etc....


  10. "Awesome Company!!"

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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

    iRobot is an awesome company to work for. Great work/life balance, people, and mission.

    Cons

    Not many cons. Company has a great mission

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing and cascade principles throughout the organization


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