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C3 Reviews

Updated January 17, 2019
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Pros
  • "The management team incentivizes employees to take Coursera courses to improve their skills" (in 15 reviews)

  • "Great leadership and smart people" (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "No work from home policy but this is clearly stated upfront during hiring process" (in 18 reviews)

  • "pay is relatively low compared to similar roles at other companies, horrible work/life balance" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Things are in good shape"

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    • 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 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Well-established and smooth onboarding process for newly joined team members
    - Good team structures with clear responsibilities
    - Extremely intelligent and motivated colleagues
    - Engineering tasks are challenging and fun to solve

    Cons

    - Slightly higher workload comparing to other companies but understandable as C3 is at the rapid growing phase and we need to get things done


  2. "World class colleagues, fascinating problems to solve"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director, Professional Services
    Former Employee - Senior Director, Professional Services
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at C3 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Incredibly talented, dedicated and collaborative colleagues
    Interesting business and technical problems to solve
    Fast pace environment where you will constantly be stretched to grow and learn something new each day
    Culture of continuous innovation
    Leadership knows what they are doing to drive business success
    Get to work with top companies

    Cons

    No work from home policy but this is clearly stated upfront during hiring process
    As the company scales rapidly, resources can feel thinly spread, priorities can change, and processes/documentation are in a build-run mode (all to be expected for high growth company, and team rallies to get the work done)

  3. "If you love challenges, C3 is right for you!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    We work on challenging problems across a wide range of industries. Looking back at my tenure at C3, my favorite moments are white board sessions with colleagues from cross-functional teams. Bringing insights from different backgrounds and finding the right solutions requires team work and dedication, but the feeling you get when it comes together is hard to beat!

    The office is filled with curious people with a wide variety of interests, I learn something new every day during the shared lunches in the kitchen.

    The management team incentivizes employees to take Coursera courses to improve their skills.

    Cons

    The work can be hard and the deadlines short, but if you like what you do, it's worth it!

    Advice to Management

    Continue to share company news through newsletters and company updates. This becomes more and more important as we scale and try to stay focused as one team!


  4. "A great place where you can have big impact"

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    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 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A+ team; A+ workspace;

    C3 is the place where you could work closely with great colleagues to create products and applications that have profound impact on society.

    Cons

    Priorities get changed quickly.


  5. "Ingredients for Success"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collaborative workplace, experienced leadership, highly intellectual and skilled coworkers, a proven product and enormous market opportunity makes C3 the most exciting place I have worked in my career.

    Cons

    Current growth rate can be challenging


  6. "Incredible experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing mentorship, strong learning environment, very friendly group, and a unique blend of tech and business that gives employees the best of both worlds.

    Cons

    None - keep doing what you're doing.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Engineering the future!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have recently joined C3 and I feel that there are a number of things C3 IoT is doing right to promote positive values in the organization. C3 IoT has created a very enabling work culture where engineering teams and individuals are given the right tools to succeed. It is a startup tackling some of the most interesting problems. I enjoy the innovative aspects of my work which stem from the company business model. The overall engineering culture is very positive and the company operates in a culture of close cooperation between different stakeholders and I get to work closely with my partners across teams to understand requirements, concerns and solution approaches proactively. I feel that I am a partner in the success of the company every day. The sense of accomplishment is one of the amazing things I get to enjoy every day.

    Cons

    No noticeable cons to report

  8. "Fantastic job and company!!"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Truly outstanding people to work with
    - There is always something to be working on and you will never be bored
    - Excellent place to work, very collaborative, and office culture is great
    - Breakfast and lunch every day is amazing

    Cons

    -There are no cons


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Dream job"

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Data Scientists at C3 solve challenging problems for our customers to demonstrate the capability of our AI/IoT software platform. Our customers are typically industrial organizations, which rely on our software and data science expertise to develop and deploy intelligent applications.
    - Unlike at other companies where data science is used to improve the product (optimization, A/B testing, etc.), at C3, data science is part of the core product. My work matters and shapes the product directly.
    - As a Data Scientist, my work is a mix of quantitative problem solving and consulting. It's not enough to derive insights and train models; we have to explain those insights to the customer and deploy our models on live, predictive applications to meet their needs. I work with a team of product managers and forward deployed engineers to achieve this.
    - Being a new grad, it's exciting to be tasked with tough, real-world problems. I use what I learned in my Stats and CS classes and find myself learning more about the field every day. Working at C3 is an great learning experience.
    - The data science team is filled with exceptional talent, with PhDs and Masters in diverse technical fields. It's a thrill to work with and learn from my teammates.
    - Despite having such lofty academic/industry backgrounds, people here carry a sense of humility and treat others with respect and compassion.
    - Working on projects, you get to travel to interesting places around the world to visit the customer.
    - Perks and fun: daily breakfast and lunch, onsite gym with pool, beautiful Redwood City HQ, weekly badminton/soccer pickup games, bonuses for completing courses on Coursera, stock options.

    Cons

    Certain processes (like employee training/onboarding) haven't been perfected yet, but the team is working hard to fill these gaps.

    Advice to Management

    Continue encouraging and incentivizing employees for professional development/self-learning. Consider collaborations with academia to achieve this.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "data scientist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at C3 full-time

    Pros

    get to wear a lot of hats

    Cons

    pay is relatively low compared to similar roles at other companies, horrible work/life balance