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13 people found this helpful  

OK, but getting worse

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Current Employee - Maker  in  Brooklyn, NY (US)
Current Employee - Maker in Brooklyn, NY (US)

I have been working at Makerbot full-time for less than a year

Pros

Talented people at the lower levels. A great product when management doesn't mess it up. Good attempts to promote people internally. People love the products they create. Sales folks are brilliant, and engineering is pretty amazing. If you can avoid management it is an OK place to work.

Cons

Management demands 110% dedication for 60% pay. Chinzy benefits with almost no stock options, Cheap healthcare, no 401(k) and very little time off. Often a 'you are lucky to have a job here' attitude shows by management.

Many people have left in the last 3 months. It's impossible to tell which of them quit, and which of them were fired. People disappear from their jobs on some Fridays never to return.

CEO is nice way over his head. Upper management expects perfection from employees, but are foolish and panicky themselves. Key decisions are made without knowing the facts, and employees clean up the mess later. Many bad decisions are made because of paranoia or secrecy.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire a real CEO. Focus on internal management rather than trying to look good.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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  1. 17 people found this helpful  

    CEO & management are paranoid and incapable

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Brooklyn, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY (US)

    I have been working at Makerbot full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very cool product. A lot of very smart and effective employees.

    Cons

    Really bad management. They simply do not communicate their intent. If and when employees finally hear what's going on, it's usually only to discover a fresh batch of poor decisions.

    The "wow" factor of the product is the only thing keeping people here, and hence the only thing keeping the company alive. A lot of other companies are appearing in this space though. MakerBot's advantage will disappear quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the smart people you've hired.

    And help the CEO to understand how bad at his job he is -- there's always a chance he can learn.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Leading edge technology - in a developing marketplace. Opportunities everywhere.

    Cons

    Crazy startup, lots going on, growing like mad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course - hang on and great things are coming your way

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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