Sr Design Engineer (Former Employee) – Bedford, MA – June 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.
Great teams with great managers, an extremely friendly and supportive work environment.
Mechanical Engineer (Former Employee) – Bedford, MA – May 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.
great team, high energy, friendly and communicative environment, lots of mentoring and support.
Contractors could be retained for years, with few benefits, before regular employment and advancement would be offered, if at all.
Senior mechanical engineer (Former Employee) – San Luis Obispo, Ca – March 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.
constant lies and misinformation coming from management, high anxiety with random layoffs and numerous reorgs.
Productive and enjoyable workplace working to protect our deployed men and women.
Manufacturing Test Engineer, Co-Op (Intern) (Former Employee) – Bedford, MA – November 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!
well-stocked cafeteria, relaxed work environment, friendly inter-group support
Product Manager, R oomba Vacuum Cleaning Robot (Current Employee) – Bedford, MA – March 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.
Advanced Development Research Intern (Former Employee) – Bedford, MA – June 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. .