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C3 IoT Software Engineer Reviews

Updated November 11, 2017
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Pros
  • Deep, experienced management team (in 13 reviews)

  • Smart people and nice to hang out with (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • No work-from-home policy feels overly restrictive (in 17 reviews)

  • There's definitely a lack of work/life balance if you're motivated; especially with no work from home policy (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "The company has a bright future"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at C3 IoT full-time (More than 3 years)

    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!

    Cons

    No work from home policy. Have to take either PTO or sick leave. But it shouldn’t be a problem because we believe we need to work with each other to solve the problems together.


  2. "Excellent Team, Managers, and Leadership"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at C3 IoT full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    At C3 IoT I get to work closely with engineers from all types of different technical backgrounds. This makes understanding the full stack much easier and allows us to move quickly. With an open office everyone can easily communicate with one another to get to solutions quicker.
    The management team is very knowledgable and has a clear vision on the big picture. No time is wasted crossing red tape. Managers have everyones best interest in mind during decision making.

    Cons

    The office temperature is inconsistent.

  3. "Still the best company to work for after 3.5 years"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at C3 IoT full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Smart people and nice to hang out with
    - Great culture
    - Innovation
    - Great benefits
    - Leader of the IoT industries

    Cons

    - Short-handed when more deals signed. Need to hire as fast as possible to enable us to do more things
    - Interview questions are tough for hiring the right people


  4. "Driven coworkers, an intense work environment, and a culture that fosters learning"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at C3 IoT full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone here is extremely friendly, interesting, and hardworking. Our work is interesting, our tasks our challenging, and we encourage each other to push our limits (healthily, of course). What I like most about this company is that the culture values efficiency and hard work, and it is VERY effective. The work can be a bit intense at times, but it's what I signed up for. The only issues I've had while working here so far are with our technical workflow, and when I've brought them up with managers or coworkers, I was heard and encouraged to initiate the project(s) needed to improve our development processes.

    The company encourages us to learn; in fact, it financially incentivizes us to take coursera courses on machine learning and security. We are pushed to research because the next improvements to make have not been discovered yet; we are on the cutting edge of our industry.

    Overall, this is simply the kind of place I've always wanted to work.

    Cons

    I don't really see the point of logging work, since it takes too much time and doesn't really make me more efficient, but our managers and execs seem to have found good uses for our logs. I'd like to learn exactly what is done with them so I can justify to myself that logging hours is necessary.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure our systems (and product) are scalable, flexible, and, most importantly, stable before focusing on aggressive hiring or rapid feature development. We're not in trouble yet, but it is very necessary to finish implementing a stable development/test/release cycle and to standardize responsible development and testing practices before we incur too much technical debt.


  5. "Still the best team I've ever worked with"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at C3 IoT full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Huge growth and further prospects for more huge growth. Producing software to help people with concrete problems they want solved and allowing the world to be more sustainable as a result. Working with focused, highly-skilled, devoted and enthusiastic people to implement real, practical, practicable solutions to large-scale problems (many of which have never been solved anywhere). A full range of experience levels among engineers from new college grads to amazingly talented engineers who've been building software for decades. Chances to work on projects all over the world, and sometimes to work as the engineer on-site in places like Paris, Rome, and Brussels.

    Cons

    Rapidly growing customer base means keeping up with changes and improvements takes serious effort.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the effort to fully embrace agile development. Provide more structured insight for on-going projects and upcoming deliverables.


  6. "Smart People and a Fast Pace"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at C3 IoT full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of smart people
    Well structured engineering environment
    Fast paced development
    Catered lunches

    Cons

    Not able to work from home


  7. "Best of the best"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at C3 IoT full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I believe C3 IoT's focus on finding the best people has created a best in class team and product. A great environment focused on delivering quality work.

    Cons

    As the company scales, it has to maintain the focus on quality and culture. The good news is that these items do get consistent attention.

  8. "Great company with promising future"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at C3 IoT full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    iot is very interesting, challenging and promising
    strong management
    fast pace
    friendly colleague
    good pay and benefit
    free and delicious lunch

    Cons

    The iot platform is fairly complex. So the learning curve is steep.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good environment and talent people to work with"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at C3 IoT full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Spacious and bright working place, open space triggers more communication and interaction between teammates.
    Great and talent people around, always learn new stuff and come up with amazing ideas.
    Nice breakfast and lunch provided everyday (Including many kinds of drinks and candies).

    Cons

    No working from home.
    Fast paced and heavy loading, but also meaning the company is growing fast

    Advice to Management

    Make short-term goal more clear.
    Let employee know more about how customer feel about what we have built


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing company with big vision"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at C3 IoT full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    C3 is a fast paced startup with a big vision; its business has strong growth potential; people are friendly, smart, fun and passionate.

    Cons

    better to allow working from home