Makerbot

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Makerbot Reviews

Updated 26 August 2014
Updated 26 August 2014
52 Reviews
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    An exciting and rewarding place to work

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    Current Employee - Marketing/Sales in Brooklyn, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing/Sales in Brooklyn, NY (US)

    I have been working at Makerbot full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    MakerBot is an amazing place to learn, contribute and help define a new industry and technology. I have already learned a ton and this place has helped me to take the next step in my career. It is exciting to be a part of a company that is growing very quickly and expanding internationally.

    People are empowered to lead and take ownership, and managers trust their teams to drive the strategy and execute on the plan. The environment is fast paced, which keeps things interesting, and highly collaborative. The culture is very team oriented, which was a pleasant surprise when I got here, and the Marketing team in particular is a cohesive and strategic unit. It's great to be surrounded by smart people.

    Having been agency-side for most of my career, the opportunity to now own the strategy and implement our vision has been inspiring and empowering. I wouldn't trade this experience for anything.

    Cons

    With extreme growth like MakerBot is currently experiencing, there are growing pains as the company continues to transition from a startup to a mature company. And now that MakerBot is owned by Stratasys, there is incredible pressure to drive revenue and accelerate our growth. It's a good challenge to have and the right way to focus growth, but it sometimes influences decisions too heavily and could have long term challenges in order to produce near term results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring great people and take care of them! There has definitely been an influx of talent that is exciting, and it is making a difference in how we are moving forward.

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  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Amazingly positive experience. Far and away the best job I've had in my 20+ year career.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Makerbot full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Incredible professional growth opportunities. Employees are allowed to take on as much responsibility as they can handle and are recognized for their accomplishments. Congenial, collaborative work environment that values diversity. A definite sense of shared purpose.

    Cons

    Typical growing pains associated with extremely rapid growth: integration of hordes of new hires, development and dissemination of formal processes, maintaining a culture that still has the close-knit feel of a start-up, but has the infrastructure of a more mature firm, etc. etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going!

    Recommends
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    Innovative 3D printing company.

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Intern in Brooklyn, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Intern in Brooklyn, NY (US)

    I have been working at Makerbot as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, executives are very approachable, and the company fosters new ideas.

    Cons

    Still going through some growing pains.

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    Terrific experience if you want to lead, be challenged & be empowered.

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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

    Pros

    Love the people. Focused, creative, hard working, collaborative. Know how to get things done in 'MakerBot Time'. You achieve in 1 week, what would normally take a month. Surprisingly, work/life balance, is balanced. 3D printing permeates the culture. Humbled by how customers unleash creativity with MakerBot's 3D ecosystem.

    Cons

    As with any (5 year old) start-up, it has its share of growing pains. Now, as part of a publicly traded company, there is a lot more attention to the #s. That's not bad, just means that pet projects don't happen. Real focus on goals and real impact. There's been an exodus of staff who may not like being 'accountable'. This also isn't bad, as new talent is focused on making a measurable difference.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't suddenly let the #s drive everything.
    It's about delighting & amazing customers.

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  6.  

    always exciting

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Makerbot full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    lots of opportunity for growth, some of the most amazing people to work with, 3D printing is super cool

    Cons

    rollercoaster internally, spend a lot of time working including after hours and work travel

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  7.  

    MakerBot is an exciting company. It is great to be working for a company who is leading the next industrial revolution

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Makerbot

    Pros

    MakerBot is a company that inspires creativity, innovation and a great working environment. It is great to be part of a company that is growing and expanding and having an incredibile impact of the lives of many; especially the future of our children in the areas such as science, technology, engineering and manufacturing.

    Cons

    MakerBot requires long hours and hard work but that is also what makes the company great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep engineering great products and innovation that will continue to change the future.

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    Amazing Opportunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Makerbot full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Chance to get real experience in a dynamic industry
    - Fun office and atmosphere; great co-workers
    - Approachable upper level management/leadership team (perks of a start-up)
    - Employee rewards for hard work

    Cons

    - Salary isn't great if you're not in a high-level position, but it's worth the pay cut to get a foot in the door of this innovative company and industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Continue to notice and reward employees who are doing well and working hard
    - Sponsor training for all employees in every department

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  9.  

    See potential and help push you forward

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Makerbot

    Pros

    If they see you are a hard worker, willing to learn, MakerBot will help you grow and develop.

    Cons

    With quick growth comes change and change isn't always easy for everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick with it and keep growing and trying new things.

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    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Great Place to Work

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

    I have been working at Makerbot full-time (more than an 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
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