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Talents, this is The Place you will always feel grateful to devote your future at.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Software Engineer
Former Employee - Software Engineer

I worked at C3 Energy full-time

Pros

There are many amazing aspects at C3, among them:
- by far the most professional and talented engineering and business talents in San Francisco Bay
- very understanding and reasonable managers
- great compensation, merit-based promotions and bonuses
- talented and humble coworkers. People joined C3 with different personal goals, but we were able to teamwork with the shared goal of making C3 stronger
- the most beautiful and healthy office environment. Come to check out!
- fast paced projects, but also with good work-and-life balance
- big energy analytics is booming and will never go down. Popular fields like social media and social games are like tulips, but energy will always be gold. You will be working in the field that helps the nation and people, and there is no company that can compete with C3 in this space

Among all these amazing aspects at C3, the greatest is yet to mention - C3's CEO is the best leader you could possibly ever meet and work for in any top-notch technology company. Regardless your level and experience, you will always have opportunities to learn from him and feel like being treated by a loving father who inspires you and takes care of you well.

This company is rising and expanding its market rapidly. If you have the skills to join Google you should just join C3, where you will enjoy working in an as talented team and a more advanced and friendly environment.

Stanford graduates, Berkeley graduates, MIT graduates and other top talents, this is the place you will always feel grateful to devote your future at. No matter what your long term goals are, after many years when you look back you will smile and feel thankful for being part of C3 once in your lifetime.

Cons

As long as you devote yourself to the company sincerely, humbly and energetically, you will feel no cons at all here.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep thriving!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

49 Other Employee Reviews for C3 Energy (View Most Recent)

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    Exhilarating

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at C3 Energy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Big market. Big customers. Great partners. Complex information technology problem. SaaS. Big data. Analytics. Human-computer interaction innovation. Mobile. Well financed. Experienced leadership. Great office environment. Ping Pong. Billiards. Food. Smart people. Great engineering team.

    Cons

    Not a relaxed, part-time job, environment. Fast paced. Challenging, interesting work. A great place if you are smart and like to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on technology innovation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Case study of poor company culture

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

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

    Pros

    C3 has an exciting mission and dedicated team along with access to significant financial and non-financial resources. C3 also has a great alumni network of talented professionals and provides excellent pay and benefits.

    Cons

    The company culture is essentially a personality cult built around the CEO. This style may work for some companies, but it is not ideal for C3 because upper management does not have native energy experience / expertise and tends to hire based on resume rather than current skill set. And so while there are many talented and hard working employees, many are not suited for their current roles.

    This culture leads to all decisions, large or small, being made at the CEO level as well as incoherent and inconsistent strategy and sometimes poor treatment of clients and vendors. Employees are more concerned about management approval than client approval. The culture breeds "yes" men and women who are trained to execute based on detailed directions rather than create based on larger strategic guidelines. In this day and age of distributed tools and dynamic planning, C3's command and control culture puts it at a distinct disadvantage to similarly sized companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Empower upper and middle management to make the right decisions
    - Spend more time listening closely to clients
    - Prioritize early user experience design and testing prior to significant engineering investments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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