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The Climate Corp Reviews

Updated 9 Nov 2019

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3.3
55%
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66%
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The Climate Corp CEO Michael Stern
Michael Stern
42 Ratings
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  • "Are there growing pains at any company that made the transition from a startup to acquisition to medium sized business(in 8 reviews)

  • "Major opportunities exist but mainly in St Louis now which for folks on the west coast is a non-starter(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "I Love This Place"

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    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Climate Corp full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Lots of interesting roles to work on that incorporate geospatial technologies, microservices, IoT and lots of big data. - Free Lunch goes a long ways

    Cons

    - very ambiguous work load. If a person has trouble with switching directions on the fly, this might not be the best company.

    The Climate Corp2019-06-27
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Negative atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Engineer 

    I worked at The Climate Corp full-time

    Pros

    Interesting problems to work on

    Cons

    Poor alignment among teams, continuous chaos around deliveries

    The Climate Corp2019-11-09
  3. Helpful (1)

    "times have changed"

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    Current Employee - Grunt in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Climate Corp full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    catered lunches every day. office views.

    Cons

    became management-centric, risk averse, and highly resistant to empowering people or teams. Semi-annual Management shuffles result in entirely new business and/or technology directions. Significant loss of productivity, team cohesiveness, and job satisfaction evident across the organization. employees are "on their own" for career development, and high turnover is evident. trust is abysmally low up and down the... org chart..

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    Advice to Management

    throw out the centralized, prescriptive formula and get back to enabling teams to solve business needs and explore new opportunities. focus on the what and why, not the who, or how.

    The Climate Corp2019-10-02
  4. "Cutting edge company"

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    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Climate Corp full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Leads the industry in Ag technology.

    Cons

    Sorry that they stopped business with crop insurance.

    The Climate Corp2019-07-23
  5. Helpful (3)

    "No clear direction"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Climate Corp full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The engineers tend to work to keep up with the latest tech.

    Cons

    Management mistakes talking for communication.

    Advice to Management

    Dump most of the management there.

    The Climate Corp2019-06-25
  6. Helpful (8)

    "Terrible Place... AVOID IT !!!"

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

    I worked at The Climate Corp full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Catered Food -Snacks -Accessible by BART -Nice office decoration -Good equipment -Lots of free food to take home -Excellent Work-Life Balance

    Cons

    -Oblivious and Clueless Leadership -Arrogant middle managers with bad attitude problems and serious lack of basic statistics skills -Constant reorganization and moving around of employees to new teams and old teams are eliminated. -Low salary compared to other tech companies in Bay Area -Middle managers hire highly skilled folks to work as SQL data crunchers and completely disregard their input. -Excellent Data... Science Skills and Software Engineerings mean absolutely nothing for your performance evaluation. -No path to career growth. Employees are promoted based on visibility within company without accomplishing anything relevant to the business. -Office is a Ghost town. Most employees are WFH. - and many more !!!

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    Advice to Management

    Leadership needs an overhaul. STAT!

    The Climate Corp2019-05-25
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Climate Corp full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Great people; fun place to work - Impactful mission to help increase efficiency for farmers and effect on sustainability in farming practices - Interesting work at the intersection of Agriculture & Technology - Startup like culture but with a strong parent company's financing - Unique experience with Mobile, IoT, Data, Cloud, Remote Sensing, and Science - Mature leadership - Lunches catered - Great... office and location; excited about the upcoming office redesign

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    Cons

    Typical growing pains as company continues to evolve

    The Climate Corp2019-02-07
  8. Helpful (4)

    "It's all about the Mission and People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Climate Corp full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Very supportive, people-centric work environment - Great mission - helping growers increase crop yields and manage their operations more effectively is meaningful. When you hear from growers directly, super motivating! - You are encouraged and allowed to make mistakes and management wants you to learn and grow - Leader in digitalAg space and a data flywheel company - tons of potential to be the digital... arm of a Fortune 100 company - small enough that each person can have a meaningful and significant impact and yet large enough to have some centers of excellence and not everyone is doing everything so you can focus on the more meaningful aspects of your work to a certain extent.

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    Cons

    - Lots of change and while leadership can be very thoughtful, it can take a little too long at times to finalize changes, communicate changes and implement changes - Owned by two large Ag companies going through a lot of transition right - Not enough consistent broad organizational communication

    Advice to Management

    Please implement a weekly or biweekly business result focused email going out to the entire population, not just execs would help everyone at the company. Everyone at the company needs to see the sales goals progress, call volumes and escalations, marketing updates, engineering updates, partner deals closing and more. Regular reporting on goals and progress towards those goals would help motivate everyone . to... deliver and make better more collaborative decisions.

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    The Climate Corp2019-01-09
  9. Helpful (1)

    "The Climate Corporation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Climate Corp full-time

    Pros

    Climate has a great mission and what better place to work for than a company that ultimately helps feed the world. Working here, I feel like I am making a true impact. The people are great and the work is challenging, rewarding, and fun. I also like that we are a google based company so it makes sharing and working together even easier. Office Perks: -Catered lunch -Onsite Masseuse -Snacks/drinks... galore! -Pingpong & foosball

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    Cons

    -Not much cross team interaction -Lack of culture in some offices (not much, but a enough to notice)

    The Climate Corp2019-01-15
  10. Helpful (6)

    "Shifting to the better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Climate Corp full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people from different backgrounds (science, engineering, crop/plant research etc), amazing domain (agriculture, farming), fantastic innovations & market leadership opportunities.

    Cons

    Lack of agreement/consistency across teams and leadership. Lack of efficiency considerations during product planning and development. Lack of accountability for the overall integrated product.

    Advice to Management

    Update the "culture" to foster accountability and build healthy and self-evolving climate in the company. Attract best talent and good people leads who are passionate for the global vision and manage out counter-productive employees.

    The Climate Corp2018-12-05
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