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Control4 Reviews

Updated September 17, 2017
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  1. "Control4 is laid back, but expects results"

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

    I have been working at Control4 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Expanding through additional staff and acquisition
    Global company
    Flexible work hours - work from home, non-standard hours, etc.

    Cons

    Typical growing pains of a newer company
    Some areas could use more structure

    Advice to Management

    The company has been growing and rewarded by Wall Street for doing so. Continue to look to the future.


  2. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Control4 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great technology -- solid people and teams - great potential

    Cons

    Tough market with many, many competitors. Fast growth is imperative given big players.

  3. "Good company overall"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Control4 full-time

    Pros

    Overall good company to work for

    Cons

    Nothing on the cons side


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Control4 full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Many of the people are very genuine and caring, good work/home balance.

    Cons

    Much of the management has no clue what they are doing. True leadership is practically non-existent. Compensation and demolished development only comes to those who are "in the club." Personal attitudes and agendas prevent growth and innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Step outside of your bubble, take off your "buddy" glasses and take a real hard look at what's actually going on around you. It's a toxic environment. To say the least.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Run Amok"

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Control4 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice corporate building. Some people are genuine.

    Cons

    Many employees are lazy and incompetent. Disparate expectations of people and the best people tend to leave. Some management lives out of state and seem to want a cake walk while being out-of-touch. Lousy compensation and benefits. Long term outlook is not good as better funded companies with real technology orientation will eclipse them.

    Advice to Management

    1. Look into long-timers that are toxic to progress.
    2. Share the wealth.


  6. "Very Good"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Operator in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Warehouse Operator in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Control4 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best JOB have I ever had so far.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Best Company I have ever worked for."

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    Current Employee - Director in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Director in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Control4 full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Culture! Company really does care about its people. As with all growing companies, there are pains but what makes this company great is that their is an attitude of "yes, we can". If you like technology, AV, Automation and Controls, Control4 is the leader in residential home systems. Lots of really great people work here and have for many, many year.

    Cons

    No more Stock Options. 401k is now matched as of 1/1/17 (PRO). Health insurance is good but could be better. We find that is does not cover many of the regular things we need.

    Advice to Management

    Always put people first! It's the people that make or break your company. Invest in them and continue to care about their lives.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Good overall, but..."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Draper, UT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Draper, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Control4 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed, family-oriented environment.
    The work life balance is great. There some flexibility in the work schedule.
    The technology is good. Free and discounted equipment is available after a brief period with the company.
    Occasional lunch provided by the company.
    Some of the company activities are good.
    Below management level, some of the people are genuinely sincere, friendly and very helpful.
    Opportunity to learn different technologies and skills.
    The quality of pay depends on the individual.

    Cons

    Upward mobility from within the company, career growth, bonuses and promotions are practically non-existing.
    Innovative technology is a figment of one's imagination. Mid management says they encourage this. However, their attitudes and actions prove otherwise.
    There are toxic people in this environment who seems to poison any progress of existing projects. Furthermore, it seems these people have too much clout in major decision making. Finally, the most loud and obnoxious people in a meeting room will be heard over more reasonable voices.
    The health benefits are sub par.
    Stock options have been removed as part of the benefits package.
    The quality of QA is terrible. This organization releases software containing known issues.
    The organization and its processes are in need of improvements.
    Mid management and project management are both questionable. There's is lack of and inconsistent vision, direction and planning.
    The CEO seems to care more about his image than his people, the product and the end consumer.

    Advice to Management

    Highly talented engineers are very difficult to find, let alone retain. Reward those high performers, and seek to make improvements in order to maintain high morale and loyalty. The toxic people must be removed or entire departments will be destroyed.


  9. "Great place to work with cool stuff and outstanding people!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in Draper, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in Draper, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Control4 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work is interesting and relevant. Positive environment. Focus is on giving customers amazing home automation solutions. Solving problems emphasized, not finding blame. Pay and most benefits are competitive.

    Cons

    No 401k match. Because of growth related issues, cubicle space is inadequate for some. Stock options discontinued.

    Advice to Management

    Implement 401k matching. Allocate work space based more on needs. Consider bringing back stock options.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "QA test engineer"

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    Current Employee - QA Test Engineer in Draper, UT
    Current Employee - QA Test Engineer in Draper, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Control4 full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and fun products to work with. People are friendly and helpful. Management is great and they really appreciate their employees.

    Cons

    None as of yet. Haven't meet with many outside of my immediate group yet. Possible need for additional space/building in the future

    Advice to Management

    Keep innovating and creating the best product in automation. Lots of neat things I think in the future


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