Stratasys Employee Reviews about "israel"

Updated 2 Feb 2020

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3.3
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Elan Jaglom
20 Ratings
Pros
  • "Proud to be associated with the leader in 3D printing(in 16 reviews)

  • "The place is full of good people(in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "Israel leadership is scary unorganized to say the least(in 14 reviews)

  • "When company was Objet, they made you feel like family, listened to concerns and did something about it(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Product management"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Director in Tel Aviv-Yafo
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stratasys full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    SSYS is the biggest company in the filed of 3D AM, leader, holds around 30-40% of the market. really give nice benefits and compensations to employees.

    Cons

    unstable management, that doesn't pay attention to ideas from employees. management stopped believing in PJ technology developed in Israel.

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  2. Helpful (3)

    "Dysfunction"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Stratasys full-time

    Pros

    Major player in the industry.

    Cons

    Major silos and infighting between various groups. Leadership conflicts between US and Israel. Micromanagement in the operations function driving good employees out the door.

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  3. Helpful (8)

    "No way."

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Stratasys full-time

    Pros

    Can’t think of any in the pro column.

    Cons

    Terrible toxic culture. Heads down. Management outcasts need to be dealt with. Lack of organizational alignment and communication. My advice is do not work here. Period. You will regret. There is a forty percent turnover rate for many reasons and facts don’t exaggerate. You read that correctly - more than one in three people (smart people) leave. It is bad. Management is also aware of the poor culture, overworked people, and lack of resources but what do they do? I didn’t see any improvement actions. No food available in the building so they just schedule lunch meetings and order in catering - customers pay for their lunch. Israel leadership is scary unorganized to say the least. Emails all hours of the day, especially Sunday, limited to no work life balance. Everything is urgent, someone else’s fire to fight that then turns into nothing.

  4. Helpful (16)

    "Caveat emptor - if you bought what they sold you..."

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Stratasys full-time

    Pros

    High-potential technology with nearly limitless applications…whose broad adoption and success is hindered by company leadership that cannot get out of its own way.

    Cons

    Stratasys in the Americas region is currently driven by a megalomaniacal sales culture that is solely focused on furthering their own political agenda with no regard to the impact upon employees, partners, or customers. The executive leadership consists of two distinct functions – one is the political puppeteer that has seen all, done everything, and succeeded with every endeavor embarked upon (and relishes nothing more than the opportunity to talk about it), and the other is the puppet, who aspires to cut its strings and usurp the crown. Both parties are woefully immature, myopic, and shortsighted, while also conceited, ignorant, and utterly without consideration of context in their decision making. This dystopia, as a result, is self-perpetuating…and empowered by a human resource group that is slave to and complicit with what they should instead be challenging. It is a sad story that comes as no surprise to anyone with a modicum of success running a neighborhood lemonade stand. As to the other never-ending saga at Stratasys – yes, there is conflict between the regional groups and the ‘corporate’ functions based in Israel. This is no different than many other multinational corporations and boils down to the complete inability of the last several iterations of c-suite and regional leadership to promote, foster, and invest in actual cooperation and collaboration. A few additional points to consider: 1. As mentioned elsewhere, there is an active strategy to combat negative company and CEO reviews with false positives. This in and of itself speaks volumes. 2. Talent development and retention a. Development is non-existent (notably so at the executive level – unnecessary when they have nothing left to learn). b. Retention requires your blind allegiance. 3. A meager 401k match is also capped. 4. Equity grants are political. See also point 2b above. It may be implied that the ‘bad’ parts have all been cut out – unfortunately it’s the core of the apple that is rotten. There are some good people at Stratasys – you’ll find those that remain sheltering in their cube or office with one eye looking over their shoulder. The others have moved on, by choice or otherwise, and are all the better for it. In short: The culture at Stratasys is toxic – in this aspect alone does leadership actually lead.

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  5. Helpful (14)

    "Company putting fake reviews on their Glassdoor to improve ratings. Sure tells you a lot about the company"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Stratasys full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits. Pretty fair salary. Most people on your direct team are cool. I guess you could say they are trying to turn the company around, but it's not working.

    Cons

    Management is poor quality and confused in general. The smart people left. Working with Israel is terrible, as they want everything done their way and it's terrible for the company. Business there is much different and it seems they try to interfere with our business practices here. Many people around you are getting laid off, but people seem to be quitting faster than they get laid off. R and D budget keeps getting cut, so we are starting to fall behind the competition and it seems they focus less and less on developing new things, so this will cause they company to fail. Revenue stream is also not increasing, so good luck on getting any good raises or bonuses. That's why most people are leaving. Don't waste your time with this company. In 2012, it was great, not anymore.

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  6. Helpful (8)

    "Good company, poor management strategy"

    3.0
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    I worked at Stratasys

    Pros

    The people are great, but the company as a whole is confused. Every other year management completely changes and never allows for the previous group to figure out how to work effectively.

    Cons

    Management is awful. Information is hidden and kept secret for job security. The constant Israel vs. USA conflict is annoying.

  7. Helpful (9)

    "Former Engineer"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Stratasys full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great technology, great innovation when company was small, huge amount of experience in longtime staff.

    Cons

    New management and new technology leaders in Israel and Boston now making all meaningful decisions, ignoring experience in Eden Prairie. Lost the most talented people in the year or two after the merger(s).

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  8. Helpful (14)

    "A Great Company Laid to Waste"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Operations in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Stratasys full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Stratasys is a great company with a cool technology that has a significant and positive impact to industry, shortening lead-times for product development and providing more options to conventional manufacturing production processes. Employees are genuinely excited about the products and rally around the new product releases and current products. That was prior to 2015...

    Cons

    The Stratasys/Objet merger, presented as a marriage of complementary technologies, and the acquisition of MakerBot as the leading player in the consumer market, was intended to cement the Stratasys position as the uncontested market leader in additive manufacturing. The MakerBot acquisition in retrospect was a huge mistake as it was vastly overpriced and over-hyped. The products launched and manufactured were of such poor quality, that it ultimately killed the enthusiasm in the 3D printing/additive manufacturing market. Stratasys will never recover the losses that resulted. In addition, the legacy Objet leadership team has aggressively overtaken leadership of the entire Stratasys organization as if it were an acquisition vs. a merger. One by one, legacy Stratasys leadership personnel were fired or aggressively pushed out of the organization. And at this point, Israelis hold all of the key leadership and management positions in Sales/Marketing, Operations and Engineering. They employ a command and control management style where every single decision, big or small, goes through labyrinth-like approval bureaucracy thus stifling all creativity and risk-taking. The leadership team is arrogant and dismissive of anybody outside of their inner circle. Their decision-making also show a lack of competence and understanding of best-in-class manufacturing management methodologies. And it is now showing up in unfavorable financial results, independent of the current additive manufacturing market conditions. Finally, US operations are being phased out as power is being consolidated in Israel/Objet. Current US employees are pursuing other opportunities and are leaving in droves. So unless Stratasys is acquired or the board agrees that the current strategy will continue to fail, there is no bright future for US based employees. My advice to prospective employees is that if you are currently employed, do not accept employment at Stratasys. If you are not employed and are willing to put up with being treated poorly and are okay knowing that this will be short term, then it could be an opportunity until something better comes along.

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  9. Helpful (16)

    "Poor management, hasty decision making, sinking ship"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Stratasys full-time

    Pros

    The innovative technology is the backbone of what made these 2 companies great. Unfortunately, the technology is the only good thing left about Stratasys today.

    Cons

    Management is inept and full of hasty decision making without a clear vision. They cannot devise and more importantly follow through on a solid long term plan for getting the company back to healthy profitability. Different teams struggle to coordinate with each other which leads to huge problems. Product Management/marketing is and has always been a disaster. The MakerBot acquisition was a terrible decision and cost the company and it's shareholders millions. They will never recover from that. HR is a joke and lives in a bubble thinking that all of the negative reviews here are from bad employees. Wake up and face reality; these are real, honest, hardworking and dedicated employees voicing their opinions; yet you are so naive to the fact that morale is rock bottom and irreplaceable talent has and will continue to leave by the masses that you do nothing to retain. Career paths and advanced are non-existent and when there are positions you wish to apply for the red tape and political games make it impossible. Layoffs abound and will continue to happen as the company sinks deeper into unprofitably. We have almost no territory/assistant territory managers (aka Partner Execs, SAE's) left to manage our channel which is hurting sales. Our sales channel partners have been left in the dark with little to nothing communicated to them. They are frightened about the future of Stratasys and they should be. The quarterly earnings is a smoke and mirrors show. Look deeply into the numbers and you will see just how bad the company is doing. Don't believe the lies from Stratasys leadership. The newly appointed CEO is all talk and one of the insiders from Israel who will continue the ways of David Reis and nothing will change. Sadly this is a sinking ship ripe for acquisition. The technology is the only shining light in this disaster of what was a great company .

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  10. Helpful (6)

    "Lots of potential, no focus"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
     in Eden Prairie, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Stratasys

    Pros

    The 3d printing industry has a huge amount of potential and unlimited opportunities. This is a great industry to have an established dealer network/customer base and many years of experience with.

    Cons

    Since the Stratasys/Objet merger there has been a lot of change and pain. There are inherent cultural differences between MN and Israel that provide an ongoing handicap to the company. Lack of focus and an ever-changing direction leave employees, resellers, and customers feeling lost. After being in this state for a few years there is a widespread dissatisfaction both internal and external that is further weighing the company down.

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