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Cloudreach Reviews

Updated 14 Jun 2019

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Cloudreach CEO Aaron M. Painter
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22 Ratings
  1. Helpful (12)

    "Goodbye Cloudy Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cloudreach

    Pros

    I get a salary that pays my bills

    Cons

    The company has turned from a people first employer to just hiring and hiring and putting bums on seats. Far too many politics going on within and makes for a hostile environment. Very sad to see the cloudy days are but a distant memory.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to putting people first and respecting the individual. It’s the people who have built up cloudreach.

    Cloudreach2018-03-01
  2. Helpful (4)

    "Awesome place to work!"

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

    I have been working at Cloudreach full-time

    Pros

    The people and culture are the heart of this business, and that is felt via an amazing office atmosphere on a daily basis. Extras: The Office is great, Benefits are amazing, as well as an awesome work-life balance!

    Cons

    None really at this point!

    Cloudreach2017-12-17
  3. Helpful (16)

    "Cloudy: Fluffy and Corporate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Talented colleagues - Great for your CV - AWS and Azure expertise and learning

    Cons

    Trying very hard to be a "different" consultancy in a "cloudy" way. "Cloudy values" are very fuzzy but are essentially HR policies used by management to justify themselves in gray areas, micromanage, command and also "sell culture" to customers, just like a good set of magical HR policies. "Cloudiness" enforcement and communications are trying to be super controlled but are messy. - All negative reviews are true,...

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    Advice to Management

    Get off your "cloudy" horse

    Cloudreach2017-11-23

    Cloudreach Response

    December 8, 2017Head of Cloudreach Europe

    Great to hear the positive thoughts on both skills development and your lovely colleagues. You'll be able to add Google into the skills mix as well as the year progresses. "Fluff" is an interesting word here - not quite sure what is meant by uncapped holidays being "fluff". I've ...

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  4. Helpful (21)

    "facade"

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

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

    Pros

    -Opportunity to learn lots of different technologies, and to travel. -Fun company do's and getaways

    Cons

    -Middle management have 0 knowledge of the technologies we're delivering and cannot make decisions which ultimately means junior staff must take the responsibility. -Far too many managers and not enough people to do the work -No cohesion across business units: Sales, CloudOps, Dev Team, etc. -Management disingenuous about the companies motives and "Cloudy values". The values only exist when management want them...

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    Advice to Management

    Start being honest with your staff about the company's direction. Also try asking for feedback from your staff about their line managers. You'll discover some managers which are not good at their job. You already have staff reviewing their colleagues on a yearly basis, ask them to also review their managers.

    Cloudreach2017-10-09

    Cloudreach Response

    December 8, 2017Head of Cloudreach Europe

    Thanks for the feedback, glad you enjoyed the opportunity to travel and learn new skills. Your feedback on the team structure is interesting - we've always tried to keep things relatively flat, so I'll look into this point a bit further with the relevant team (making some assumptions ...

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  5. Helpful (6)

    "Best company ever!"

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

    I have been working at Cloudreach full-time

    Pros

    Culture & people Uncapped holiday policy Free food in the office Learning opportunities

    Cons

    I can't think of any

    Advice to Management

    There are a lot of smart people working at Cloudreach. Make sure they don't get bored. Present them with other career opportunities within the business, pay rise etc.

    Cloudreach2017-09-06
  6. 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 (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
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Raw tech and business success combined"

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

    I have been working at Cloudreach full-time

    Pros

    Friendly, smart, open and caring people. Keeps going from strength to strength and it is amazing to be part of a winning team!

    Cons

    There is a lot of change which is inevitable for a fast growing organisation. You have to be prepared enjoy that aspect.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

    Cloudreach2017-07-13
  8. 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
  9. Helpful (5)

    "Big changes are coming ( now for real)"

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    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
  10. Helpful (4)

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

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    Former Employee - Operations in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cloudreach full-time for 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...

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    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,...

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    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.

    Cloudreach2017-03-01
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