iRobot

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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 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. 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
  2.  

    Still some growing pains - but overall a great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at iRobot full-time

    Pros

    No micro managing, you are enabled to do your job
    Progressive and interesting product
    Lot's of great co-workers
    Not a large company, but global so you get access to different ways of doing things

    Cons

    Lot's of change at executive level, so it's tough to get traction on your projects
    Communication challenges up the ladder and between departments
    Globalizing is a little painful, but then again it usually is!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage employees to communicate
    Minimize the executive turnover
    Consolidate divisions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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