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Cloudreach Overview

London, England
201 to 500 employees
2009
Company - Private
Information Technology
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Voted 1st in 'Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For' 2013 and ITJobBoard's 'Top Company To Work For' 2014.

Cloudreach is a global cloud enabler, working in close ... Read more

Mission: "Not if. When."

Company Updates

  • Reason to work for Cloudreach #40: Teams connected in Copenhagen & Boston to close Q3 and prepare for the many exciting things ahead! #KiC

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    Unknown unknowns are a reality - does this stop you? Blackstone and Beyond.

    Donald Rumsfeld may not be everyone's cup of tea, however he did come up with one of the most famous statements in politics during a press briefing in 2002. This statement focused on 'unknown unknowns '. Some people called him crazy at the time but it is in fact a very clever way of recognising that you don't know what you don't know...

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Cloudreach – Why Work For Us?


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Headquartered in London, Cloudreach is a global cloud enabler and operational services provider working in close partnership with Amazon, Microsoft Azure and Salesforce.

In 2009 we were an idea in a London pub. Now we’re a global business, with hubs in Paris, Munich, Londen, Edinburgh, Amsterdam, New York, Chicago, Atlanta and Vancouver. At Cloudreach, we believe that the growth of a great business can only be fuelled by great people. We are born in the Cloud and everyday we live, work and dream in the cloud.  We know that the cloud is the present and future of the IT industry - not an addition or variation, but a whole new way of thinking that demands real transformation.

Join us on our journey to design and build the most forward - thinking cloud solutions as we continue to roll-out globally. It’s not your average job, because Cloudreach is not your average company.

Not if. When

#1: RESPECT THE INDIVIDUAL & INDIVIDUALITY

 

#2: BE EASY TO WORK WITH


#3: PROMOTE PERSONAL GROWTH


#4: BE ONE STEP AHEAD




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More than just a great job

Working for a leading global cloud consultancy is pretty special in itself, but we like to give you just that little bit extra. Joining Cloudreach brings all these benefits and more:
 
 HEALTH
Most of our healthcare schemes also come with fab perks like discounted gym membership and free cinema tickets.

 
 WEALTH
Do something awesome and we'll reward you with a lovely on-the-spot bonus.
 

 
 HAPPINESS
Our offices are kitted out with pool tables, space hoppers and beanbags. Work hard, play hard, right?

 
 MIND
Our unique Cloudy University makes sure you'll be a Cloud Ninja in no time.
 

 
 BODY
A well stocked kitchen makes for a well loved body, so snacks and drinks are always on hand.
 

 
 SOUL
There is something for everyone to keep the soul fed in our Cloudy social calendar.
 

 HOME
Everyone gets a brand new Macbook and smartphone to use in the office and beyond. Snazzy, eh?
 
 
 LOCAL
Cloudy Lunch is our way of bringing people together - there's nothing quite like bonding over (free) food.
 
 
 GLOBAL
Quarterly meetings are more than just meetings - you'll get the chance to visit our offices and teams across the world.

A face in the cloud!

Here at Cloudreach, we believe that the growth of a great business can only be fuelled by great people. Learn more, firsthand, from the people that have joined the Cloudreach family! 

                                        This week, A day in the life of a Project Manager.


Vishal Rehan is a Project Manager at Cloudreach. Prior to Cloudreach, Vishal Studied Chemical Engineering with Management at Edinburgh University and pursued a career in IT Consultancy.


How did you become a Project Manager and what attracted you about this job?
I became a project manager through my progression in my previous IT consultancy career specifically focusing on overall delivery and project management.  I was attracted to this job as it allows you to work with every level of the clients business and work closely with different teams with a variety of skill sets.


How did you first learn about Cloudreach?
I learnt about Cloudreach through a friend from University who worked there. All he could say was how amazing the people, the work and the overall culture was in Cloudreach compared to all the previous companies he had ever worked for.


What do you do on a day-to-day basis?
As any project manager will tell you no day is the same, but an average day would be checking my emails in the morning, catching up with my team with a daily standup per project, being the face of the team in all client meetings, dealing with any ad-hoc requests (which there are usually many), liaising with account management team once a week to manage overall commercials and managing overall project and programme delivery.


What are the most challenging aspects of your job?
Managing the client and their expectations.  Any issues I have ever experienced have been due to clients expecting more than paid for, delaying projects due to lack of time and knowledge within their teams and the client teams/ fellow suppliers not working cooperatively.  


What do you feel is the key skill needed to succeed in your role?
Being able to build strong and trusting relationships with the client and with your engineers to ensure maximum buy in from both parties


What are your favourite aspects of your job?
Working with such smart people and constantly delivering new change


What would your advice for newcomers be?
Be willing to ask for help, everyone in Cloudreach will make time to help you out if you just ask.  Also it allows you to get to know people and this is a very people orientated firm


Before working at Cloudreach, Did you work as a Project Manager? How does this compare to working at Cloudreach?
I worked as a delivery and project manager before working in Cloudreach.  The difference was I was managing very large teams and managing commercials as well as delivery.  Cloudreach has allowed me to focus on delivery and work in smaller teams, which has allowed me to get to know each of my team members better and spend more time understanding the technical aspects of each project delivery


What are 3 words to describe Cloudreach?
Creative, Fun, Innovative 

Keep it Cloudy!


It all started in London! From an idea in a local pub in 2009, Cloudreach' headquarters are now located at 1 Waterhouse Square. In this beautiful historic building you will find our very competent London team who will help you develop an expertise in no time! 

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Our second UK office is based in the heart of Edinburgh at The Tun, Holyrood Road. Our whip-smart and fun team are up for discussing anything from optimal burrito construction to the latest configuration management systems. Be ready for the weekly game nights and pool table matches!




Cloudreach Reviews

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    "[Not a robot] - My time in Cloudreach was Invaluable"

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    Former Employee - Operations in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Former Employee - Operations in Edinburgh, Scotland
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    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    All of what you hear are the good parts of Cloudreah are 100% true. Also, for context I worked within Cloud Operations for almost 3 years. I have learned, traveled and experienced so much over my time in employment and I certainly would not hesitate it as a new place to work for anyone looking to shift into Cloud technologies.

    There are parts for improvement, which I will mention in a moment, however, ultimately: the people are great to work with, the customers are great to work with, the workload is varied and changing regularly (you will be hard placed to find one day that is the same as the next - depending on your role) and the offices are well looked after and open plan (with plenty of free things if you are looking for that, coffee + misc drinks, snacks, continental breakfast assortments etc).

    If your are looking to confirm whether what the recruitment team tells you about is true or not, it is definitely is, and then some.

    However, in addition, the values you are indoctrinated with do certainly ring true also, they are definitely not brought up at. every. freaking. opportunity for no good reason. You can feel things like approachability and respect from almost everyone you meet (irrespective of the region you work in!) - that said, Edinburgh is the best office to be in (no subjectivism what so ever...)

    Cons

    I would bare in mind at this point that the highs out weigh the lows, and there are a few lows. However, I would say also that even when I was leaving, the lows that I had to report back appear to all have a plan in place for improving them already (the company is able to adapt quickly to problems it or others identify and report).

    So, with that in mind:

    - Certain teams need to expand, in terms of business justification, I am sure said teams would be able to present a fair amount of justification per function for such an increase.

    - The HR team are much better than when I started almost 3 years ago, and based on my exit interview it does seem as though things will be quickly improving from new roles, initiatives that have been implemented etc. However, until such changes are implemented, I would say the previous HR points raised within other reviews 'did ring true' through my earlier life in Cloudreach.

    - Business strategy and initiatives can change fast and often, this can be seen in a good or bad light as clearly, with Cloudreach's success, this agile approach to strategy is working. However, it can be a bit disconcerting from quarter to quarter.

    All of that said, I would still also highlight that, although I cannot comment on the future. As Cloudreach have now been acquired by Blackstone. There is certainly an opportunity to iron out any of my points or the points raised in previous reviews quickly and with much greater momentum.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the corse you are on as it is working! However, in doing so, although ticking off multiple small quick wins is great for business updates, I would say more of a focus on the bigger wins would go a massive way across multiple teams or function.

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Cloudreach Interviews

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    Cloud Engagement manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
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    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Cloudreach (London, England) in February 2017.

    Interview

    1. Phone Screening
    2. Case study - to complete in 48 hours
    3. Phone interview with 1 level above
    4. Face 2 face interview (Director, Same level, Cloudy panel)

    The interview was correctly set up, with good progression. I also very much enjoyed the ppl I talked to.

    There is only one thing I do not understand. After having co-invested 5 days in it and having produced a case study. I have not received a single world about the "feedback for not choosing". It is so much against the "values" that the company so much talks about not help clients a/ learn and get better and b/ show respect to their individuality by setting what was not a match.

    Interview Questions

    • Technical questions about Project Management, centred around Risk Management   Answer Question
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Cloudreach Awards & Accolades

  • The Sunday Times Tech Track 100, The Sunday Times (UK), 2016
  • The Sunday Times Tech Track 100, The Sunday Times (UK), 2015
  • The Sunday Times Tech Track 100, The Sunday Times (UK), 2015
  • Top Company To Work For in the UK, IT Job Board, 2014
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For (Small) (#1), The Sunday Times (UK), 2013
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