I worked at Carrier iQ full-time (More than 3 years)
Young and Innovative Startup company. The work environment is intellectually stimulating and provides lot of opportunities to contribute, develop, grow. Management encourages employees to be co-creative
I do not see many disadvantages. Having slightly less rigid rules is to enable creativity and agility. However the generic disadvantages of less rigid systems applies here.
Advice to Management
Management have done a great job in steering the company away from troubles. It was a great experience to learn from such good leadership.
I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Carrier iQ (Mountain View, CA).
It was short and quick, as I was recommended by the person leaving the position. I spoke with the direct manager, of QA, and the VP of Engineering. I worked with the existing staff to take-over the work.
It was a surprise because the person who hired me thought my conversion from contract to full-time would have better terms.