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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at C3.ai (San Mateo, CA) in March 2010.

    Interview

    After applying online, I was first phone screened by the Human Resources department. From that point, I was brought in to meet with hiring managers where I met with two of them that day. After that, I was called in to meet with the CEO and shortly after, I was offered the position.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked to describe, in detail, my largest project that I completed from design to implementation.   Answer Question

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    Technical Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at C3.ai (San Francisco, CA) in March 2019.

    Interview

    I had two different phone calls. Then I was invited to do a HackerRank test. The HackerRank test was very, very difficult. I was able to finish all three questions, but I had some private test cases wrong. At the end I got more than 81% done but I still received a rejection.

    Interview Questions

    • Finishing a HackerRank test with three different questions.   Answer Question
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    Technical Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at C3.ai (Redwood City, CA) in January 2018.

    Interview

    I applied through a staffing agency. My interview process consisted of
    1) 1x1 Behavioral Phone Screen with the hiring manager
    2) HackerRank coding challenge
    3) Technical Phone Screen with a Forward Deployed Engineer
    4) Onsite with 3 people - 2 behavior, 1 whiteboard. About 2.5 to 3 hours.
    5) Onsite with VP + CPO. Around 30 minutes to an hour
    6) Onsite with CEO. Around 15 minutes

    Interview Questions

    • Behavioral: standard questions
      Technical: Data structures and algorithms   Answer Question

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    Delivery Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at C3.ai in April 2017.

    Interview

    I received the interview invite through employee referral. I visited office of C3IoT which I found very dynamic.
    I went through 8 rounds of interview overall with hiring manager, Director of Products, Account Manager, Customer Service VP, SVP, CPO & CEO. The whole interview process took overall approx. 4 weeks. At one point of time during my interview process, I was running against time and the whole C3IoT team made sure that the rest of the interviews are done within my time frame. It was an awesome experience knowing that I was really wanted and that everyone at C3 made sure that I excel in the interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • The interview questions were primarily concentrated on what I have done in my previous projects and what value I bring on the table for C3.   Answer Question

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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at C3.ai (San Francisco, CA) in November 2018.

    Interview

    applied online. got the first response within a few days but it was just downhill from there. after the first email, it took me a couple of weeks to get on the interviewers calendar. The first interview was generic and went well. Then i was given a written assignment - so and so customer is facing a problem but using IOT and ML, they can save a lot of money. What will be the solution and your approach.

    I did a thorough validation of the problem, created personas with screens, identified data sources and AI algorithms, identified metrics that will be used. Basically, all aspects of product design were covered. After I submitted the assignment, I didn't hear from the C3 contact for a few days. Then I reminded them still no response. Finally, they responded with the feedback that my assignment didn't meet the bar because "i didn't identify which columns from which tables will be used to calculate the metrics"...

    I was stunned but then realized that if that's how they measure innovation then it is not a good fit anyway...

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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at C3.ai (Redwood City, CA) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Interview process was very engaging, smooth and pleasant. Every single person I spoke to impressed me with their questions, sharp insights and passion for their job. Interview process ranged from questions about my background to discussion around data science and my previous projects. Great energy throughout the process and smooth logistics

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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at C3.ai (Redwood City, CA).

    Interview

    First round: Skype call with a product manager.
    Technical test: Write a 4-page technical product spec.
    Second round: Four 30-min interviews with product managers.
    Third round: Four 45-min interviews with PMs.
    Fourth round: Interview with CEO.

    Interview Questions

    • Please describe a product that you recently created/designed/worked on?   Answer Question
    • What do you think the next big trend is in machine learning for enterprises?   Answer Question
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at C3.ai (New York, NY) in May 2012.

    Interview

    Recruiting was very well organized and I was kept up to date about status after each step. Office culture is collaborative and team-oriented. Advice: be prepared to discuss specific roles and professional accomplishments you have had in the past and why/how these experiences will enable you to contribute immediately to C3.

    Interview Questions

    • What challenges will you face in the role for which you are interviewing.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I was able to negotiate on base pay and bonus based on current compensation and other potential opportunities.


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    Forward Deployed Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Champaign, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at C3.ai (Champaign, IL) in September 2018.

    Interview

    Interview process involves:
    1. 1 general background understanding and screening with a senior member
    2. Hacker-rank coding challenge (Medium level questions from Hacker-rank)- I had practiced really well so I was able to crack all 3 questions in the challenge
    3. Technical phone interview with a Forward Deployed Engineer- They use codeshare.io for live coding. Scenarios provided were unique. I did not go beyond this step.
    4. Next round would have been a set of on-site interviews, technical + behavioral

    Interview Questions

    • Given an array/list that contains boolean values for a system being in a failed state, figure out the fastest way to find the index of the first version that failed given that once the system fails it remains in the failed state. For e.g. given a list like [False, False, False, False, ...., False, True, True, True, True, True], write an algorithm that finds the index of the FIRST occurrence of 'True' in the FASTEST time.   2 Answers

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    Forward Deployed Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at C3.ai (Redwood City, CA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    I started speaking on the phone with 3 of the team members, then visited onsite twice to meet with more of the team and CEO in person. I appreciated that the goal of the interview process was focused on making sure that C3 was a good fit for me, my skill set, and my career goals.

    Interview Questions

    • Please write a generic function that performs a specific operation on time series data.   3 Answers

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StarStarStarStarStar   Current Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA

Pros: “The world’s leader in IoT business. Solving the problems that could have a big impact on our society and environment. Talented and friendly employees. Beautiful workspaces. Delicious lunch!”“The world’s leader in IoT business. Solving the problems that could have a big impact on our society and environment. Talented and friendly employees. Beautiful workspaces. Delicious lunch!” – Full Review

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