iRobot

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2 people found this helpful  

Good, fun place to work

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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bedford, MA (US)
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bedford, MA (US)

I worked at iRobot full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Lots of Interesting work, lots of robots running around, diverse problems to work on, ranging from embedded code and drivers to applications. The research group gets into some very interesting projects.. Fun company culture, and good work life balance. They genuinely care about the employees.

Cons

G&I division depends on government funding, which can sometimes be slow or problematic.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Diversify to more industry products.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    So much potential, it is invigorating but also frustrating when the magic isn't appreciated by C-level execs.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA (US)

    I have been working at iRobot full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The business of designing robots requires broad experience, and gives employees broad experience when working here. Employees can cultivate their understanding of mechanical, electrical, software, and manufacturing as applied to consumer and military robots. It is not a boring place to work.

    Cons

    Suprisingly, there are almost never any cool robots wandering the halls.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The magic of Roomba and Packbot is partially due to the accidental nature of the success. Many of the conference rooms are named with a "failed" robot. Let's regain the enthusiasm we had and build some more failures. At worst we will get some more conference room names, and it's a great way to stumble upon next big thing. Bonus is that employees will want to get out of bed in the morning to participate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Where do I begin?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Bedford, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Bedford, MA (US)

    I have been working at iRobot full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Passionate people, true desire to "make a difference" and "change the world"

    Cons

    Micromanagement at all levels; no cohesive sense of purpose (every man/woman/child for themselves); lost ability to innovate (just look at the latest acquisition and press surrounding it); cronyism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to act on the poor employee survey results that are _consistently given_ an stop paying them lip service alone

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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