Carrier iQ

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Great Place to Work Until Management Change

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

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

Pros

- interesting technology
- good work environment
- free food
- company gave max
- CEO and CTO were excellent but left in early 2011

Cons

- complex product
- long sales cycles

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    A gem in the wrong hands?

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carrier iQ full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company operates in both mobile and big data, pretty much the dream market position. Top notch technology and very good engineering team with excellent lead. Solid relationships with customers. The company offers middle of the road Silicon Valley perks: free lunch from stocked kitchen (you have to fix it yourself though), good health benefits.

    Cons

    No new client signed since 2011. The management team doesn't seem to go along well. They radiate a conflictual and manipulative vibe and seem to engage in a lot of internal politics. There is a strong consulting mindset among them. The CEO is very focussed on selling the company. Compensation is average. Don't count on bringing your dog to work even occasionally or store your bike inside the office, it is forbidden.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    PR Nightmare & Product Too Difficult

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    Former Employee - Operations in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Operations in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    * CEO & CTO were excellent - they left in early 2011 new team has been struggling
    * Good location
    * Nice environment
    * Technically interesting product, but not practical for partners to implement

    Cons

    * Company created an unnecessary PR nightmare at the end of 2011 & early 2012. Turns out it was false but the damage was done. It was all over the national news and named as one of the top stories in Mobile in 2012
    * Engineering consumes too many of the companies resources
    * Current Mgt seems to simply like to pass along good news while things go in the wrong direction
    * Product is far too difficult for partners - Mobile Phone manufacturers - to implement, meaning the original core idea the company is built on is simply not practical

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent and in the details like the previous CEO (2006 - early 2011) and CTO (2007 - early 2011) were

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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