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Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Bedford, MA (US)
Current Employee - Product Manager in Bedford, MA (US)

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

Pros

Passionate people, true desire to "make a difference" and "change the world"

Cons

Micromanagement at all levels; no cohesive sense of purpose (every man/woman/child for themselves); lost ability to innovate (just look at the latest acquisition and press surrounding it); cronyism

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Time to act on the poor employee survey results that are _consistently given_ an stop paying them lip service alone

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Best robotics company in the world.

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Bedford, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Bedford, MA (US)

    I have been working at iRobot full-time for 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. 4 people found this helpful  

    Don't work here

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    Former Employee - Finance  in  New Bedford, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Finance in New Bedford, MA (US)

    I worked at iRobot full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Casual atmosphere. Managers don't micro manage. Flexible work schedule. Interesting environment.

    Cons

    Management out of touch and don't pull their weight. Lower level employees do all the work and get no recognition. If there is an issue managers DO NOT give employee a chance to defend themselves. Don't trust fellow employees. Layoffs not based on job performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate and reward lower level employees. Your way is not the only way. Base layoffs on job performance not connections.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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