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toxic workplace.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Makerbot full-time for less than a year

Pros

Great people doing the work.
3D printing is the future.

Cons

I've been here less than a year, but here goes:

We just launched a new product yet morale is at an all-time low - and the top brass doesn't even know that's the reality, or refuses to confront it.

Very little respect for their own community and their own employees. Complete sense of entitlement from the top brass in every interaction between company and people.

CEO is like others have said way way in over his head. He's paranoid about everyone, that they're out to get him, and completely impulsive about every single aspect of the company and the products. He won't acknowledge his shortcomings, instead he prefers to pretend to know what he's doing.

He hired his father to run the marketing team. It's very weird.

CEO has over inflated ego that is constantly fed by everyone at the company all the time. He's bought into his own BS and acts like he's Steve Jobs. He's definitely not.

Work environment is completely paranoid - people are let go constantly with little regard. Blame is always on the employees without any sincere explanations, and often leads to impulsive firings.

Management never looks inwards for -their dissatisfaction - of employee's work, expectations, and reporting structure.

Expectation that you should be extremely grateful for even having a job at all- especially at this company. That only goes so far.

No longer a startup - gone corporate, but without the trappings, only the pitfalls.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

what's there to say? This can't work long term, but maybe you don't care about the long term.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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  1. 14 people found this helpful  

    Worker bee

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    Current Employee - Maker Maker  in  Brooklyn, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Maker Maker in Brooklyn, NY (US)

    I have been working at Makerbot full-time

    Pros

    health insurance for everyone, interesting company, free lunch on friday, innovative

    Cons

    little loyalty to employees, contracts of employment are very restrictive, lunch is usually pretty lame, never any drinks either. impulsive management, little transparency to staff, low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be nice to your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Amazingly positive experience. Far and away the best job I've had in my 20+ year career.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Makerbot full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Incredible professional growth opportunities. Employees are allowed to take on as much responsibility as they can handle and are recognized for their accomplishments. Congenial, collaborative work environment that values diversity. A definite sense of shared purpose.

    Cons

    Typical growing pains associated with extremely rapid growth: integration of hordes of new hires, development and dissemination of formal processes, maintaining a culture that still has the close-knit feel of a start-up, but has the infrastructure of a more mature firm, etc. etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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