C3 Energy Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
49 Reviews
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C3 Energy CEO Thomas M. Siebel
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Long hours and many fire drills

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

    I worked at C3 Energy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Meaningful work with smart people who are fun to work with. If you care about energy and "big world problems" - this may be a good fit for you.

    Cons

    Musical chairs at the SR executive level. Long hours - no flexibility. it's a start up so you need to commit to the culture and the hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't think they'd listen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

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

    I have been working at C3 Energy as an intern

    Pros

    good culture and good people

    Cons

    interview is too too too hard

  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Absolutely brutal, yet inspiring, illuminating and rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA

    I worked at C3 Energy full-time

    Pros

    -Willingness to adapt and change
    -Promising market with no clear leader yet, potential to be the market leader is possible
    -Visionary and charismatic CEO
    -Immensely talented, dedicated, and brilliant people working there, really an elite crew of people
    -Ambitious in scope, not wanting for vision
    -Extremely professional and accommodating of customers
    -Opportunities for upward mobility
    -Free lunches

    Cons

    -Long hours, expect to work the hardest you have ever worked
    -Lack of continuity and stability - rotating door at key upper-management positions
    -Priorities shifted arbitrarily and abruptly
    -Demanding CEO
    -Work/life balance not very good, high burnout rates
    -At times, aggressive and unrealistic deadlines and MBOs
    -Lack of open communications
    -Stringent benefits policy: WFH and PTO/sick days could be more relaxed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Agreed with reviewer below: your employees are your greatest asset, and they should be treated with greater dignity and respect. If possible, solidify the leadership roles at VP to stop the rotating door. Implement a buffer of middle management. Define clear roles and boundaries. Employees enjoying what they do can also boost productivity versus having to contend with constant uncertainty.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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