iRobot
3.2 of 5 55 reviews
www.irobot.com Bedford, MA 500 to 999 Employees

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Where do I begin?

Product Manager (Current Employee)
Bedford, MA (US)

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

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

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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2 people found this helpful  

Good, fun place to work

Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
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… Cons: G&I division depends on government funding, which can sometimes be… Advice to Senior Management: Diversify to more industry products. More

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

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Bedford, MA (US)

I have been working at iRobot full-time for 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… Cons: Suprisingly, there are almost never any cool robots wandering the… Advice to Senior Management: The magic of Roomba and Packbot is partially due to the accidental nature of the success. Many of the conference rooms are named with… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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