Makerbot Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 20, 2014
Updated Aug 20, 2014
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    Trainer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4 days - interviewed at Makerbot in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Fill out app on web site, they respond with time to talk for phone interview. Spoke with Training Manager. She was pleasant and is a 3D modeling teacher at a nearby school.

    Interview Questions
    • Has anything ever NOT worked out for you?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Electrical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Brooklyn, NY (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Makerbot in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I've applied through the website. After some I've received an email scheduling the phone interview. After two weeks I've received e-mail notification that they still consider my application and after that I haven't heard from them any update.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Makerbot.

    Interview Details

    Thoughtful, but not as efficient as you'd have at a mature company. Lots of moving parts (people, times) & competition for the role means that there are delays. The process is thorough. Met a lot of people, as building culture is really important.

    Interview Questions
    • You're good, if you prepare. Nothing out of the ordinary.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Reasonable. You need to know what you want, and willing to be flexible on. MakerBot is reasonable.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Makerbot in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I thought after reading previous reviews that I was walking into trouble but when I asked my interviewer about the reviews, sh reassured me that a lot of management had changed and things had cleaned up. I'm sorry to say it turned out to be a total mess.

    1st interview was via phone w/ would be director. Standard walk me through your resume.

    2nd interview I came in for but HR told me they set the wrong day. WTF 1/2 day wasted.

    2nd interview, take two - group interview with 6 employees from sales and marketing. Slightly nerve-racking because of format. Was told at the end of the interview that they would bring me in for 3rd interview.

    3rd interview - I had to fly in specifically for this. Received email upon landing that HR wanted to reschedule because they had a new employee they wanted me to meet the following week. I responded that I preferred closing the process. I didnt get a final response until I was at the Starbucks next door preparing for the interview - Marketbot insisted I come back another time... WTF

    3rd interview try two - cancelled work travel to accommodate their timeline. Four 30 min interviews. First interviewer 20 min late. Grabs a random person that is walking down the hall and hasnt seen my resume to continue the interview. Then interview 2 overlaps. At end of interview 2, interviewer asks who Im meeting with next. Head of the department (key person I needed to meet that day). "Oh ______ isn't even in today. Yeah, he's travelling". WTF x2.

    Interview 4 with HR. Am told I may have to come back to meet head of department, that I would hear back in 1-2 weeks. One month later I get response that I'm not chosen for role.

    Overall impressions. Generally sharp cohort of employees. I liked my would-be director. HR dept completely over their heads. Questionable whether organization as a whole is as lost - head of dept being on travel for final interview that was basically to meet with him raises serious concerns.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Makerbot.

    Interview Details

    It was a pretty decent interview process.Applied because my professor advised me too.Out of all my friends that applied I was the only person that got a phone interview.After my phone interview, I was invited for an on-site interview.My interview was in the open office which had other employees having meetings as I was being interviewed.I absolutely loved the office atmosphere though and I wanted nothing more but to work then so I was pretty crushed when I didn't get the job.Looking back now,I realized it wasn't for me and I'm glad I got an internship better suited for me.

    Interview Questions
    • There was nothing particularly difficult.I was interviewed on phone and on-site be people in the finance department so I was a bit at ease with them   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Brooklyn, NY (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Makerbot in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Met w/ a few members of management in various departments. Discussed future company plans and how I envision myself contributing. Very friendly employees, young atmosphere.

    Interview Questions
    • What's one thing you hate doing but you're really good at?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Salary was too low.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Retail Trainer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4 days - interviewed at Makerbot.

    Interview Details

    Makerbot gave me quite the run around during the interview process. First they offered me a phone interview in which they asked about my work experience and how much knowledge I had about the 3D printing industry. The phone interview took less than 30 minutes and was fairly painless.

    They invited me to come into their office to speak with a few members of the training team. The in-person interview was almost all questions about how much I knew about 3D printing. They pretty much quizzed me.

    Once that was over I got an e-mail that same day asking me to do a 15 minute presentation for the team on the basics of 3D printing. I did A LOT of research on Makerbot products, Thingiverse, 3D rendering software, etc. I presented to a room of about 10-15 people and had to answer some of their questions afterwards. An HR person walked me out of the room she told me I did a great job and that she was impressed with my knowledge in 3D printing and how well I presented. At that point I thought I had the job for sure. I was asked to wait in their lobby while HR and the team deliberated. They then asked if I could come back to interview 1:1 with their director of HR because she was on lunch. At that point I was a little annoyed, I didn't want to commute back to Makerbot HQ for a 3rd time. I asked if I could just wait for her to come back. They allowed it. An hour later I met with the HR director. She asked me very basic interview questions like "What are your strengths?".

    After I had met with her, a member of the training team took me aside and said the company was making some changes internally and that the Retail Trainer job might not be a thing after the changes. She said they'd keep in touch and let me know if they still want to keep the Retail Trainer role--meaning...they'll let me know if the job will still exist for me...it's been over 3 months since then and I haven't heard anything since. Upon looking at their Careers page I see that the position is no longer there. So either they kept the role but hired someone else or the role was phased out completely. Either way interviewing with them was a total waste of time.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about your training method. How would you teach a class on 3D printing?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Vice President of Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Brooklyn, NY (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Makerbot in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Was a very disjointed process. Never felt very warm - and it was very much a sausage factory, i.e. - they never got to know you. You were led from room to room meeting people. This was pre-acquisition so perhaps they were in between things - but it just felt like a horrible process and not a place I'd want to work at. Their CEO literally dropped in late during my presentation and was completely unfriendly. Not someone I got a good vibe from.

    Interview Questions
    • Very specific questions regarding selling hardware and the challenges that entails. So this may not be difficult for folks from that background, but for me, was difficult.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Online Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Brooklyn, NY (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Makerbot in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied via indeed and was contacted by hr fairly quickly. We scheduled an on-site interview. I was to meet with the vp of sales. When I arrived, I had to wait a bit, which allowed me to observe the office. It was a very open space. People were having meetings on the sofas out in the open. There were toys displayed on the shelf behind the receptionist, which gave it a fun vibe I suppose. The interview took place on those sofas as well, which were very close to the employees there, and that made me feel uncomfortable. The interview was very short. He mostly focused on who I thought their target audience were, and if I had a certain budget, what would I do with it. The whole thing just felt very rushed.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    QA Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Makerbot.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and got a phone call interview. Was expecting a technical phone interview, but was asked mostly availability and 3D printing expertise. Invited for an in-person interview. Talked to 5 engineers. Asked to describe previous projects. The whole process took about 2 weeks. Was offered another in-person interview with HR, but after a few days got offer letter instead.

    Interview Questions
    • The only programming question that was asked was, write a function to generate the nth prime.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I got a better offer elsewhere

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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