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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."

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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!




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    Current Employee - Devops Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Cloudreach full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    One of the best company I've worked for !
    Everyone is always availabe to help, learning is made easy.

    Cons

    nothing to report, really.

    Advice to Management

    keep it the way it is !

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Cloudreach Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Declined Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Cloudreach (London, England) in December 2016.

    Interview

    Unprofessional HR recruitment process. I applied for a position in Scotland and they contacted me about another one in London. After multiple attempts to contact their HR person, at her request, I was finally able to get a hold of them. Nice enough lady, but why does a candidate have to call the HR about a position they're applying for? Should be the other way around. This happened 3 times she missed our arranged interview.

    After submitting my Case Study, they called me the next week. She started off by talking about her hangover and the company party they had the Thursday before. Very unprofessional! So after a small discussion, she mentioned that she had some hesitation due my previous military experience. She was asking me about PTSD, which seemed off-topic and unprofessional. At this point, I declined to go any further and that was that. Seems to hold a discontent against veterans!

    Interview Questions

    • Introduction

      This Case Study forms part of the awesome Cloudreach recruitment process. We issue it to candidates that made a good impression through their CV, as well as in their telephone interview. Well done for making it this far! This said, it is still hard to get a good understanding of an individual using only verbal communication.

      It is a very important step in the recruitment process; you are given 2 days to complete it, so if you spend less than 2 hours on it, you probably underestimate its value and lower your chances to stand out from other candidates. It is a necessary evil, so please bear with us.

      1) A customer has a mission critical consumer facing solution composed of multiple Oracle & Solaris workloads on premise. Your role is to execute the migration of the solution to AWS.
      1. ● How would you approach this situation?
      2. ● What information do you need from the customer?
      3. ● What steps would you go through to ensure a successful delivery of the across the end to end project lifecycle?

      2) A company wants to adopt a cloud first strategy. What would be the key considerations to help define the roadmap?

      3) What makes you a good consultant?

      4) What is the most difficult thing about working with customers? What have you done in the past to address those difficulties?  
      1 Answer
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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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