iRobot Corporation Employee Reviews

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Great place to work
Sr. IT Product Project/Portfolio Manager (Former Employee) –  Bedford, MAMarch 14, 2017
Fun environment to work in. Ability to grow within the company. Lots of cool projects and initiatives. The culture is great, lots of engineers working on top notch technology.
Pros
free pizza after 7pm any day, free beer carts, summer fridays
Cons
None
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Unbeatable work environment
Systems Engineering Intern (Former Employee) –  Bedford, MAJanuary 26, 2017
Absolutely loved working here for the summer. You can work almost any hours you want, as long as it adds up to 40 hrs/week. Multiple days throughout the summer there was a free beer cart / party for the afternoon that everyone hung out at. Walking around, you have no idea who the supervisors/CEO is because no one throws titles around. The dress code is casual. The people here are amazing, and I would highly recommend working here if you have the chance.
Pros
Free food, Great work environment, Challenging/fun work
Cons
The pay is good, but not the best around.
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Management selection via popularity
Sr Design Engineer (Former Employee) –  Bedford, MAJune 2, 2016
This company could have been tremendous and contributed greatly to the development of robots of the future. I witnessed the reorg and management change while working here and it was a disaster and set the company back many years. The new personnel manager came in with a brilliant idea to survey the employees after the management change. Naturally the brighter engineers where upset and reflected this in the survey. Subsequently many good employees were laid off because of their ratings of the new management. Beware of company employee surveys, they may say information is confidential but it will be used against you. Employee survey information should be used to improve the company and not used to find malcontents. Overall I hope the owners will get more involved with their company and get back to what made this company great a one time.
Pros
Technology
Cons
Management selection by poularity
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Nice place to work :)
Embedded Software Intern (Former Employee) –  Bedford, MAAugust 2, 2015
Had a great learning experience. Had awesome supportive team. The company has a startup feel with lots of innovative projects going on
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Great teams with great managers, an extremely friendly and supportive work environment.
Mechanical Engineer (Former Employee) –  Bedford, MAMay 26, 2015
Discussing and designing and debugging new parts and accessories for military robots dominated my day. A great deal of time was spent designing in CREO2 and then discussing the designs with colleagues to obtain the best possible result of the effort. Other portions of the day were devoted to completing Engineering Change Order tasks assigned by either myself or a superior. this was generally Sustaining Engineering, but could also be part of the process of releasing a new design.
Pros
great team, high energy, friendly and communicative environment, lots of mentoring and support.
Cons
Contractors could be retained for years, with few benefits, before regular employment and advancement would be offered, if at all.
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iRobot values employees and contributions
Director, Enterprise IT Infrastructure (Former Employee) –  Bedford, MAMay 14, 2015
This is a great company to work for. one really gets a sense of family there. Executives are quite involed and that really helps make a bond with the mission. I felt valued as was my team.
Pros
Work setting, sense that you can easily contribute. Ideas were heard.
Cons
SLow advancement (mainly due to small company size). Not really a con.
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Don't work here
Senior mechanical engineer (Former Employee) –  San Luis Obispo, CaMarch 16, 2014
IRobot was a great company up until a couple years ago. Then the company went through a series of reorganizations and ended up putting incompetent managers in charge of the engineering division. A major exodus of top engineering talent occured. Numerous satelite offices were closed and constant layoffs and more reorganizations ensued. Do not work here...you have been warned.
Pros
Relaxed culture.
Cons
Constant lies and misinformation coming from management, High anxiety with random layoffs and numerous reorgs.
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Fun brilliant people to work with
Senior Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee) –  01730September 11, 2013
The people you work with on a daily basis are like family.
the work you do can be exciting. its not every day you get to design robots.
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Excellent company but very hard to be hired permanent
R&D Robotics Technician, Lead (Former Employee) –  Bedford, MAJune 29, 2013
Worked on R&D projects for 3 years as a temp before being laid off when project went to production and R&D staff was thinned out.
Pros
Awesome people.
Cons
very few
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Very relaxed atmosphere to work in.
Advanced Development Research Intern (Former Employee) –  Bedford, MAJune 21, 2013
I learned a lot about robotics and autonomous systems. I tested the sub-system daily and looked for any software bugs and anomalies It was great to go to work and drive around robots using the playstation controller which is very familiar to many people. .
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Fast Paced Robotics Company
Product Manager, R oomba Vacuum Cleaning Robot (Current Employee) –  Bedford, MAMarch 4, 2013
iRobot is a growing mid size company which is a pioneer in the consumer robotics space. We are often challenged with new problems that are being solved for the first time in the industry. Very exciting. The engineering talent here is unparalleled in many ways.
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Fun place to work
Government Property Administrator (Current Employee) –  Bedford, MANovember 1, 2012
Fun job to work at, great people. I come in and run the purchase order reports, tag equipment, do inventory on Government equipment. Work on closing out sub contracts.
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Productive and enjoyable workplace working to protect our deployed men and women.
Manufacturing Test Engineer, Co-Op (Intern) (Former Employee) –  Bedford, MANovember 23, 2011
At iRobot, we were held to a high standard of performance which was necessary to produce the tools which would be helping America's soldiers around the world. Working the military robots side of the company brought a great sense of responsibility as well as a great sense of pride knowing that I was supporting the production of robots that would disarm hundreds of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and save thousands of American lives on an almost daily basis!
Pros
well-stocked cafeteria, relaxed work environment, friendly inter-group support
Cons
small company, difficult to secure a position
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