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Cloudreach Reviews

Updated Jun 24, 2019

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Cloudreach CEO Aaron M. Painter
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22 Ratings
  1. "An opportunity not to be missed"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cloudreach full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Personal Development time & resources! - The office space! - The people! - The usual 'benefits' - Feedback is taken onboard & acted upon :) Someone from each BU gets the opportunity to play their part in the interview process, keeping the culture 'cloudy'

    Cons

    There's so many of us we have to split up for Cloudy lunch now & take up 3/4 restaurants :(

    Advice to Management

    Keep keeping it Cloudy! :)

    Cloudreach2018-06-22
  2. 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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  3. Helpful (2)

    "Company is going places!"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great enterprise client base Partnerships with all public cloud vendors - cloud agnostic No legacy products or services to hold company back Great modern central London offices with snacks, beer & games area!

    Cons

    Lots of new people, so can be difficult to know who to align with Some confusion around product/service definitions (which is known and being addressed)

    Advice to Management

    Keep it cloudy under Blackstone ownership - keep listening to and acting on employee feedback!

    Cloudreach2018-05-24
  4. Helpful (10)

    "Lots of change, but what matters most hasn't changed :) People-centric company with great career opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The leadership team really cares about the people and there is a huge investment of both time and money into the culture and taking care of staff. Despite huge growth targets, the company continues to invest in regular offsites to bring global staff together (almost all expenses paid), welcoming office spaces with plenty of supplies, food, drink etc, and a dedicated Learning and Development team to promote career development...

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    Cons

    It is easy to work too hard because there is always more work to do and it's interesting and challenging work - there is still very much a startup mentality in that sense. It's down to the individual to put their own limits in place and make sure they are keeping a good balance - it is a mature environment where people are trusted to set sensible boundaries. Perhaps some of the younger staff members struggle a bit with...

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    Advice to Management

    Make sure that we continue to focus on treating people well and creating a pleasant place to work. We should continue to think about what leadership means at Cloudreach and ensure that all leaders are upholding these expectations.

    Cloudreach2018-03-07
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Fast paced, huge growth, pushing boundaries"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cloudreach full-time

    Pros

    expansive, great place to learn and develop, exposure to constant change, good people, strong company ethos and values, a great chance to see a start up undergo hyper growth transformation

    Cons

    growing pains are significant and will continue to be for a good while yet

    Advice to Management

    resource all of your teams adequately to meet the hyper growth demand

    Cloudreach2018-03-29
  6. Helpful (4)

    "An incredible place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cloudreach full-time

    Pros

    Tl;dr: I love working at Cloudreach. The people are great. Anyone who’s interviewed here knows it’s hard, and we get it right on the whole. That means smart, energetic people who want to make sh*t happen, in all parts of the business. I love that. That energy and drive needed to grow and adapt year and year isn’t seen in most companies. I've met a lot of people here I regard as friends, which is the best indicator...

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    Cons

    Is it hard work, as others have noted? It certainly can be. That’s what happens when you grow a company, but I feel we’re doing it in the “right” way - e.g. if I can’t do something due to time and flag that up, it’s fine. No one stays late to impress their boss - but they may work late because they care about achieving something. The working arrangements are pretty flexible I should say, depending on whether you’re...

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    Advice to Management

    - Be more transparent about initiatives that are underway already - Focus on executing as many tangible positive changes this financial year - Find a way to drive a more feedback driven culture. I feel comfortable with things currently here, but perhaps other's don't?

    Cloudreach2018-03-07
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great company, great people, great attitude and culture!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cloud Systems Developer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    We are very well looked after, and there is a great attitude from everyone throughout the entire org chart from the top down. Work/life balance is a real priority that is taken seriously. If you have some initiative and are willing to innovate, you will be supported in your endeavours.

    Cons

    Working on-site with clients means I tend to miss out on some of the delights and luxuries provided back at the office!

    Cloudreach2018-03-06
  8. Helpful (14)

    "Disappointed in what we've become"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Off-site quarterly events twice per year - Flexibility to work from home - Most colleagues are smart and a pleasure to work with - Decent benefits for a company its size

    Cons

    - The work you do nowadays has stopped being about moving fast, trying new technologies and innovating only to become carrying out extremely boring and trivial work for red tape organisations. - Hours are long and there tends to be a general workaholic culture, with some people showing clear signs of burnout. - Related to the above, even cloudy lunch is becoming a non billable staff perk. - Hiring is at full speed,...

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    Advice to Management

    At the end of the day, what is this company worth without its people? Should you not start acting on the feedback you're getting?

    Cloudreach2018-02-23

    Cloudreach Response

    February 27, 2018

    Thanks for taking the time to feedback, much appreciated. Positive to hear you're enjoying the quarterlies (hope you make it to Berlin!) and that we're still hiring the right type of people. There's a ton of effort that goes into recruitment, but it's worth it. Thinking about ...

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  9. Helpful (14)

    "A different kind of 'Cloudy'."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - - in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cloudreach full-time

    Pros

    It used to be a good place to work!

    Cons

    The hours are long. Recent changes in the company mean the atmosphere is poor these days - Many people are unhappy. Those who play the game are rewarded and genuine good people are leaving or want to leave (and the culture is going with them). Internal emails that communicate company changes are awful and demonstrate a lack of awareness / connection to those on the ground. The other negative reviews below are also...

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    Advice to Management

    Keep it Cloudy!

    Cloudreach2018-02-16
  10. Helpful (14)

    "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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