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  • "Growing pains that come with every org growing at this rate, but leadership is working hard to implement processes that help the org scale(in 16 reviews)

  • "Rapidly growing company is starting to experience some growing pains due to transition between a startup-sized company and a larger enterprise(in 15 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (18)

    "Smoke and mirrors"

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

    I have been working at Cloudreach full-time

    Pros

    The offices are great, when you get to see them on Friday. TGIF! Cloudy lunch is a good way to catch up with people, even if it always makes you feel like a poor student. Guess I’ll enjoy the free water. Beer tap is cool, when there’s beer in it. Cheers! Sparkling water tap is nice, when there’s CO2 left in the tank. Guess I’ll enjoy the tap water again. Mini fridge is great if you like Coke, or Diet Coke....

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    Cons

    People hired years ago in technical positions have been promoted into leadership positions, irrespective of their lack of leadership skills. As a result high level management is a joke. Diversity and inclusion should be known as smoke and mirrors. The global compensation review has been promised for over a year, still no action whatsoever. The reported average engineer salary is 50% below market. They can’t even...

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    Advice to Management

    Implement a retention policy. Hire competent managers. Pay people decently.

    Cloudreach2018-09-24
  2. 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
  3. Helpful (7)

    "Cloudreach"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cloudreach full-time

    Pros

    Every Friday cloudy lunches in a restaurant close by the office. Uncapped holidays are true (although not sure how long this will continue to be for).

    Cons

    When they advertise new MacBooks, do not expect brand new ones fresh from a box. MacBooks tend to be used ones and may be second or third hand. Salary is relatively low compared to other companies in Edinburgh. With all the bonuses they promise to give out, you would be surprised to hear if people actually receive one throughout the year. Extremely similar to call centre work (service desk), be prepared as job description...

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    Advice to Management

    Enforce actions which are promised.

    Cloudreach2016-10-24
  4. Helpful (14)

    "Good points and bad"

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    Former Employee - Cloud Leader in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cloudreach full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Good culture within the engineering team and elsewhere in the business. - Cloudy Lunches - Free fizzy drinks! - No "Senior" titles

    Cons

    - A certain member of senior management in Edinburgh. This person tends to voice their opinions which can sometimes be a positive but when their rather vocal feedback is given in a completely unprofessional and often offensive way - it stops being funny and is just demotivating and infuriating. - Based in Leith and planning to move (may have moved by now) to an office which isn't big enough for the rate of growth....

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    Advice to Management

    Ultimately the main problems here are: - You have senior management in Edinburgh not reflecting the values of the business. - You have the culture in Edinburgh miles away from Vancouver or London. - You have very rare visits from senior management in London (HQ) to Edinburgh to ensure the company values are being upheld.

    Cloudreach2016-08-17

    Cloudreach Response

    October 13, 2016Global Head of People Operations

    Thank you for your feedback, we are pleased to see you've have enjoyed our fun Cloudy Culture, Cloudy lunches, fully stocked kitchens and lean structure. Concerning the culture in our Edinburgh Office this largely comes down to the leadership that both get to set the example ...

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Fun place to work that definitely "makes it happen""

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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 more than a year

    Pros

    You get to be hands on with all manner of interesting technology and work alongside friendly people who really know their stuff. The management are as engaged and enthusiastic about making Cloudreach the best place to work they can as everyone else in the company, and do their best to help you create and realise opportunities to advance your career - for example, Cloudreach is helping me move half way around the world...

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    Cons

    The pay is lower than at some other companies, somewhat mitigated by perks and certainly still well above minimum wage. There's a bit of a lack of formal documentation in some areas and no "single source of truth", though efforts are being made to improve on that.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing - Cloudreach is a fantastic place to work. Otherwise, try and come to Cloudy Lunch more often ;)

    Cloudreach2015-09-25
  6. Helpful (5)

    "Cloudreach Operations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cloudreach

    Pros

    The people - Everyone is super positive and welcoming every single person without fail loves working for CloudReach, it's really refreshing to be in such an environment. Being Cloudy!! working in the cloud. Cloudy Lunches every Friday Being part of something new and great.

    Cons

    There are no cons at all.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on Keeping it Cloudy

    Cloudreach2015-08-12
  7. Helpful (4)

    "Great place!"

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

    I have been working at Cloudreach

    Pros

    - Extremely friendly team! - The variety of engineering challenges faced day to day - Opportunities to travel - Good training courses offered to broaden your knowledge - Cloudy lunches

    Cons

    - None so far. Keep it up!

    Cloudreach2015-08-06
  8. Helpful (6)

    "Amazing, fantastic place to work and a great way to kick start my career."

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      Current Employee - Service Desk Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Cloudreach

      Pros

      Cloudy lunch Quarterly meetings Cloudy University Cloudy panel The people Investment in training Performance reviews Meeting the founders Food deliveries every week, beers in the fridge!!

      Cons

      Do not have any!! Apply!!

      Cloudreach2015-05-06
    • Helpful (8)

      "Cloud Systems Developer"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Snacks and Drinks in the office, Cloudy Lunch on Fridays, quarterlies, international offices with the opportunity to work temporarily/permanently in. Incredible opportunities for personal growth and development. You will learn a lot here.

      Cons

      Burnout, burnout, burnout. Only as "Cloudy" as the customers we work for and we work for some really non "Cloudy" companies - e.g. regularly have to deal with customer company bureaucracy . I won't mention customers for potential legal reasons but you may have to come to terms with some of your morals - I've now done work for companies who I would never ever apply for and I have had sleepless nights thinking about it....

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      Advice to Management

      Stand up for and listen to your technical members when dealing with customers. I've learnt to stand up for myself here at least and never let management look after my interests, because they won't. Start looking into the quality of projects you pass onto your developers.

      Cloudreach2018-10-04

      Cloudreach Response

      October 29, 2018Head of Cloudreach Europe

      Thanks for your feedback. I’m happy to hear you appreciate the multitude of cloudy benefits available, and am open to feedback on what else you’d like to see if anything springs to mind. Also pleased to hear you shout out our personal growth opportunities. This is one of our four ...

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    • Helpful (16)

      "A very disappointing experience"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Cloudreach full-time (Less than a year)

      Pros

      for the most part the people are nice and willing to work with you. they have cloudy lunch every Friday. It's definitely an engineering heavy company but not much of a sales org. I believe the new CEO will be a positive person to bring much needed change.

      Cons

      I think Cloudreach is two very different companies if you compare them in the UK and the US. I saw too much leadership in the US leave very quickly, which is disconcerting. I saw two sales manager and a channel manager quit within a period of 4-5 months. They hired a CMO and he only stayed for 2 months. I saw a few sales people quit in a short period of time as well. I experienced a total lack of support for the sales...

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      Advice to Management

      Sustainable growth is key to ensuring employee retention and morale. Listen to your people as they have your best interest in mind. I'm excited for all the growth the company is working towards but if your average employee tenure is 1.5 years or less, you'll have a hard time sustaining this growth. I wish you guys the best luck!

      Cloudreach2018-08-31
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