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Updated 22 Aug 2019

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "A genuinely good place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Devops Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cloudreach full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent Pay, Unrivalled Work Culture, Perks including eating out Fridays, Working From Home, Bonuses and uncapped holiday allowance. Exciting tech driven work, in a market leader.

    Cons

    Going through severe growth, so business is adapting as it's outgrown being a startup

    Cloudreach2019-07-05
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Wasted Potential"

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    Former Employee - Devops Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cloudreach full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company is made by the attitude and values of its engineers on the frontlines, supporting the customers, and building the software.

    Cons

    All levels of management in all verticals of the business seem to have their own view of the long term strategy. As such, the business doesn't pull as one. A company with great ideas and exactly the right people to execute them ends up sub-par across the board. In addition, the selection process for middle-management roles appears flawed. Some hires shy away from their workload and rarely contribute, others swing their...

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    Advice to Management

    Go back to the drawing board and realise what made Cloudreach so excellent: the people. You once had hundreds of engineers who were passionate about changing the world - strong opinions, good cultural values, and so much more that the customers would soak up. That is the differentiating factor between Cloudreach and its competitors but your middle/senior management layers are destroying it.

    Cloudreach2019-08-22
  3. Helpful (21)

    "Once a nice Company now floating in a Dark BUBBLE"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cloudreach full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great learning and travel opportunities. - Good working equipment - Good life work balance. - Healthy and inspiring work environment filled with nice furniture, sleek design and well stocked fridge with healthy snacks. - Pushes for individual growth through certifications and time allocation for learning. - Awesome name on your CV - Fun Kick-offs and Quarterly

    Cons

    - A lot of unqualified and misfit personnel in executive management, senior management and strategic positions. - Two faced Senior management doesn't believe in an equitable financial rewards scheme for staff but for the selected few. - A facade with a chaotic benefits scheme and an inciting experience package to distract employees. - Loads of unfulfilled recruitment promises - Worst Pensions Benefit - Absence...

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    Advice to Management

    - Be agile when it comes to change and taking risks - Accept the consequences of risks taken in good faith - Have a better reason to retain people - Operate an equitable Employee and benefit policy across board in the organisation - Design and execute plans rather than becoming faint hearted when it comes to execution. - Employ competent hands to drive your Big Data , Software Engineering and R &D and leadership...

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    Cloudreach2018-07-11

    Cloudreach Response

    July 24, 2018Strategic Adviser to the CEO

    Thank you for the review. We appreciate your direct feedback. There's quite a few topics covered in this review, so we'll try and summarise it. There are a few things you point out where we recognise there's work to be done and others where we disagree with your assessment. Here's ...

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    "Not all that glitters is gold"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cloudreach full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    +Some good benefits +Unlimited holidays +Good performance review process

    Cons

    - It's all about how well you play the game these days. - Too much politics - A few strange hires have been made recently, not very "cloudy", it seems the recruitment get all the attention and shine to help them make the numbers. - Cloudreach Care initiative is fake, was a good idea but now it is all just about social media and "looking" good from the outside. - Hours are super long and if you are not seen to respond...

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    Advice to Management

    Go back a few years and look at the company it was then vs what you have now. Not all that glitters is made of gold.

    Cloudreach2018-03-01

    Cloudreach Response

    March 15, 2018Head of Cloudreach Europe

    *One* of out of five, that's a harsh review, ;-) Sounds like you don't work for us anymore, so it's tough to try and address these points without some more specifics unfortunately. My general thoughts: I'm glad that you enjoyed several aspects of Cloudreach life, and presumably ...

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Cloudy Culture"

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    Current Employee - Devops Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cloudreach full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fantastic people, awesome benefits and huge growth

    Cons

    I challenge you to find any cons at Cloudreach

    Cloudreach2017-07-23
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Finally !! i found it :)"

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    Current Employee - Cloud Systems Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cloudreach

    Pros

    Smartest people I have ever worked with, the easiest team to work within I have ever encountered. Individuality is celebrated here and everyone discovers their true place at the table bringing their individual approaches, skills and ideas to the team. Personal growth plans have extraordinary scope and is encouraged with the backing and resources to make sure you succeed. I feel extremely lucky to have been given the...

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    Cons

    cons? hmm... have not found any serious ones yet. oh... except maybe the crunch crisp cereal has always gone by Tuesday morning - they need to buy more crunch crisp and less chocolate and cheese !! ;)

    Advice to Management

    keep it going exactly as is - never let anyone influence the company away from the cloudy values.

    Cloudreach2017-06-26
  7. Helpful (5)

    "Big changes are coming ( now for real)"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cloud Systems Engineer Leader in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cloudreach full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Cloudreach got recently acquired by Blackstone, which means big changes are coming. Some of them are structural, but most importantly its a good investment into Cloudreach to speed up the business. I'm sure it's not solving all the issues which were mentioned in other reviews(, especially not instantly), however it should have a huge, hopefully positive impact on the company. Because of this, I would say the pre-2017...

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    Cons

    -Some internal communication issues -> the management is aware of this and they are trying to fix it -Lack of bonuses in the past (May change from 2017) -High employee fluctuation -Moderate salaries (in a booming market.)

    Advice to Management

    Don't give up the Cloudreach Culture and try to keep your talents, because they are amazing!

    Cloudreach2017-03-27
  8. "cloudreach is cool !!!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Devops Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cloudreach full-time for 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 !

    Cloudreach2016-12-07
  9. Helpful (12)

    "Used to be good"

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    Former Employee - NOC Operations Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cloudreach

    Pros

    Some investment towards personal development, relatively social place to work.

    Cons

    Cloudreach used to be a great company to work at but this started declining rapidly over the last few years when experienced employees started leaving in droves. Employees were not valued for their loyalty and certainly were not consistently respected based on their skills and the effort which they applied. Questionable promotions were made, egos too often came before technical experience and sound judgement. Aggressive...

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    Advice to Management

    Hire those who are motivated and treat them with the same respect that they apply to their work.

    Cloudreach2016-07-31

    Cloudreach Response

    October 13, 2016Global Head of People Operations

    Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We value and consider all feedback and will continue to use such feedback to help us improve as we grow. As a business we've experienced some very ambitious growth numbers (not only in headcount) over the years as we pretty ...

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Devops Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends

    I have been working at Cloudreach full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Customers, technology and culture all tie up into one great package. From the quarterlies in fun locations, to the advanced technology we work with day to day for some of the largest organisations, working here is an exciting challenge and experience!

    Cons

    Nothing I think worth highlighting as a con. With an ever changing business, there is bound to be things that will annoy people but they are vastly outweighed by the pros

    Cloudreach2016-04-06
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