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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. 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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Best robotics company in the world.

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

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

    Pros

    Some of the coolest products in the world. Exceptionally talented workforce.

    Cons

    Going through lots of changes in personnel, org structure, strategy so lots of ambiguity. People on Glassdoor that don't like working here (please quit).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better foster innovation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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