Control4 Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
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  1. Awesome technology; Leadership that is both human and accessible

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Draper, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Draper, UT

    I have been working at Control4 full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Control4's technology is amazing. For anyone who wants to work in technology that is actually relevant to their own lives, this may be the best place in Utah. The employee beta program allows you to outfit your own home with company gear, and many industry partners extend amazing accommodation pricing on their gear. The result is that you get to work on things you actually use, and use things you have helped to create.
    The other thing I love is that management here are not aloof and unreachable like so many other places I have worked. They care about customers, the company, and employees. I can talk to the CEO, VPs of R&D, Sales, or Marketing. They're in touch, and will listen to the ideas of others.

    Cons

    Having lived too long under the start-up mindset, the company is now in a much-needed transition phase. It's becoming more focused and mature in its processes. That means it has some technical debt to pay down, and maturing to do. It's underway, but needs to happen faster.

    Advice to Management

    Don't allow growth to unmoor you from direct contact with the people who produce, market, sell and support the company's solutions.

  2. A normal place to work at, good colleagues.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Control4 full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have a very comfortable workplace and also I have good colleagues. Sometimes the company provides us free food. And we attend some activities as well.

    Cons

    I don't see a very bright future of myself, but if you come here, please be more specific on the way you choose. Choose from Audio / Video, HVAC cloud service or security.

    Advice to Management

    Pay me more

  3. Promotions never happen

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Draper, UT
    Former Employee - Engineer in Draper, UT

    I worked at Control4 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative products
    Great coworkers
    Freedom to innovate

    Cons

    Promotions promised over and over but never actually happen. much upper management lives out of state and commute in making them less accessible and less in touch with actual on the floor issues. Many talented engineers have left because of these exact issues. They also don't pay high enough salaries, especially considering what they expect in terms of hours during crunch times. For a modern tech company, the employee atmosphere is much more Dark Ages.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your word, promote internally, offer a truly competitive salary.

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    Control4 Rocks!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Senior in Draper, UT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Senior in Draper, UT

    I have been working at Control4 full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team and great environment. Allowed to innovate

    Cons

    Accomplishments are over looked by management.

  6. Promises not kept

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Draper, UT
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Draper, UT

    I worked at Control4 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cool product
    Cutting-edge technology
    Relaxed work environment

    Cons

    Middle management issues. Promotions promised to many; given to few - has caused significant turnover with talented engineers. Control4 is a lot of talk, a lot less action. Beware if you're hoping to move forward in your career.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your word. Promote from within. Realize that talented engineers don't grow on trees. Work harder to keep employee loyalty and morale up. They also don't pay as well as they could or should.

  7. It was a short stop for me

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Draper, UT
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Draper, UT

    I worked at Control4 full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    investors seem steady, home automation is fun to work with

    Cons

    work environment, management, lack of company growth

  8. A Good Start

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Draper, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Draper, UT

    I have been working at Control4

    Pros

    Control4 has a good start on employee satisfaction and they are working toward improving this. There are many benefits offered including a good health plan with 100% coverage for employee

    Cons

    Upward mobility at Control4 is extremely limited. The organization is relatively flat and jumping from one level to another inside the company is nearly impossible.

    Advice to Management

    Control4 needs to implement development programs for employees to allow them to gain upward mobility at the company, thereby increasing loyalty. In addition, some time of education would be valuable in keeping employees engaged and growing from the youngest to the oldest. Too many people here are stagnated or have come here to die in their career.

  9. Decent place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Control4

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Laid-back peers, solid background for upper and senior management.

    Cons

    Dysfunctional QA group, can be noisy in the office, sometimes people get annoying

    Advice to Management

    I think they need an on-site QA manager for the Santa Clara office.

  10. software engineer

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in ─░zmir (Turkey)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in ─░zmir (Turkey)

    I have been working at Control4 full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    instructive, entertaining, open to development

    Cons

    intensive work, attention, expensive products

  11. Great growing company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Control4 as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great products, great opportunities to grow and contribute within the company.

    Cons

    Not a ton to tell.

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