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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 for more than a 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. 5 people found this helpful  

    Where do I begin?

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    • 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 for more than a 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
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Don't work here

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    Former Employee - Finance  in  New Bedford, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Finance in New Bedford, MA (US)

    I worked at iRobot full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Casual atmosphere. Managers don't micro manage. Flexible work schedule. Interesting environment.

    Cons

    Management out of touch and don't pull their weight. Lower level employees do all the work and get no recognition. If there is an issue managers DO NOT give employee a chance to defend themselves. Don't trust fellow employees. Layoffs not based on job performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate and reward lower level employees. Your way is not the only way. Base layoffs on job performance not connections.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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