Cloudreach Employee Reviews about "growing pains"

Updated 4 Dec 2019

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Cloudreach President and COO Brooks Borcherding
Brooks Borcherding
19 Ratings
Pros
  • "Cloudy lunch - Every Friday - The team goes out to have lunch together(in 29 reviews)

  • "Great work/life balance and flexibility(in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • "Growing at a rapid pace so there are a lot of growing pains that come with that(in 19 reviews)

  • "Cloud Operations is an outrageous mess(in 17 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful people-centric company with vibrant culture, great people, and cozy office"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Lots of flexibility - Good Work/Life balance - Multicultural place with amazing people - Unlimited holiday policy - Good internal career move structure - Option to work from home - The company cares about its people and frequently seeks employees' feedback and opinions on current and prospective changes within the business

    Cons

    - With the rapid expansion the company is undergoing, some growing pains are not uncommon

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    Cloudreach2019-05-31
  2. Helpful (15)

    "Great People, Average company"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Devops Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unlimited holiday, snacks, free food Fridays, new starter pizza, certification training and exams paid for, some very lovely colleagues

    Cons

    Consistently attribute any problem to growing pains of a start up to established business - used way too often, and is an excuse IMO Constantly changing priorities/focus for company direction. I never knew what the strategy was Longer working hours Don't pay close to market rate, and happy for you to go elsewhere instead of retaining talent by increasing your earnings Revolving door of colleagues Limited opportunity for progression Probation review was a joke, just get friendly with a couple of people over 6 months and ask them to provide your feedback

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    Cloudreach2019-08-30
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Awesome people, Great culture!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - DevOps Lead in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    So many good things!!! An amazing place to work, wonderful culture, and the most fantastic people. Smart, friendly, and the Cloudy Values are wonderful

    Cons

    Rapidly growing company is starting to experience some growing pains due to transition between a startup-sized company and a larger enterprise. The chaos and progress gaps can be frustrating at time.

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    Cloudreach2018-11-18
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Fast paced, huge growth, pushing boundaries"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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

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    Cloudreach2018-03-29
  5. Helpful (1)

    "As good as it gets"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cloudreach full-time

    Pros

    A particular personality type works and does well at Cloudreach - optimistic, friendly, helpful, good humoured, expert in something, always willing to learn and always looking forwards. It's this that makes it so great to work for. It's hard to believe it can get much better than this.

    Cons

    Can be hectic / overworked at times but usually in a reasonably good way. Non-stop. Some processes are a bit lacking / confusing. Some growing pains.

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    Cloudreach2016-07-08
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, great job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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 people are the number one reason to work for Cloudreach, everyone is friendly, easy to work with and great to have a beer with after work. Opportunities - as a fast growing company there's lots of chance to get stuck in on interesting projects and pick up a lot of responsibility. Exciting clients - we work with some of the biggest companies around the world. Approachable management - most of management eat lunch with the team and go out for drinks, makes it easy to bring up any issues. Travel - quarterly meetings abroad (Mallorca, Amsterdam, Dublin, Barcelona to name a few) and global resourcing means the opportunity to travel to other offices and clients abroad. Uncapped holiday! Free Friday company lunches! Friday beers!

    Cons

    Growing pains - fast growing company inevitably leads to issues with recruitment and processes. Delegation - Management needs to delegate more, there are too many bottlenecks and overworked managers. Salary and bonuses.

    Cloudreach2016-06-28
  7. "Excited to go to the office"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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

    - Excellent work environment (offices, laptops...) - Great mix of different type of characters (especially between tech and non tech people) - You feel that the company takes care of you (perks + social / staff events) - Flexibility with hours and possibility to work remotely (not for every jobs though) - Social aspect of working for Cloudreach. Not only the company organises events on a regular basis but the staff is keen to organise activities too and like to spend time with each other)

    Cons

    - Limited visibility on career progression. The options are there but you need to dig yourself to find out. - Its a growing company. Expect growing pains from times to times and remember that you are also being hired to improve organisation as you can !

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    Cloudreach2016-06-27
  8. Helpful (9)

    "Employees come first, awesome projects follow closely behind"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Developer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cloudreach is the best company I've ever worked for. It's probably the best company you'll ever work for. Why ? Not just the benefits. Those are great. Not the twice yearly company holidays , which are also cool. Nor the friday free lunches , or the flexible working environment (where possible) , where you can work remotely if you want to and your project allows it. The chances to work abroad in one of the ever-expanding list of offices are cool too. Visiting New York, Buffalo, Niagra Falls, Long Island, Mallorca and Amsterdam all in the space of a year is pretty nice as well. These are all awesome things that make it an enjoyable place to work. You get to work with the worlds biggest companies, on projects that you'll be proud to have been part of. Using technologies that are in demand, and to develop your own contributions to them. You'll design mammoth migration projects, implement amazing scripting, and help scale systems used by millions of people worldwide. And the rate you learn at is insanely good. Skilling up and certifications are heavily encouraged at all levels of the business. There is a large pool of very talented colleagues who back you up when you are on a project and are happy to help you learn and grow further. The continued expansion of the company (the London office has more than doubled in size in the last twelve months, 2 new offices in Chicago and Zurich opened recently) provides a lot of varied opportunities for advancement and development. But what makes it the best company is one very simple fact. Cloudreach cares about you. The know you are a person who has a life outside work. And inside work, they want to do everything they can to make it a place you love to work. They ask you if you are ok with taking a project that might mean travelling beforehand. They ask you if you are happy with a project, with how it's going, with what it requires from you. And then, importantly, they'll act on it. If you aren't happy with something, and they can improve it, they will do. The resourcing team works very hard to match projects to your personality, skills and interests (where possible), so you'll often be doing things you enjoy in the locations you want to do it in. If you want to travel a lot, they'll try and find projects involving travel for you. If you really don't , they'll try and fit that in too. Joining Cloudreach was easily the best decision I ever made. I don't just enjoy my job. I love it.

    Cons

    It's very difficult to think of any - some growing pains as the company expands, but these are quickly addressed as time goes on.

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    Cloudreach2015-12-29
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Growing Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - flexibility - great culture - opportunity to bring in ideas and experience (your voice is heard). There is a lot of room for opinions to grow teams. -for the right person there are a lot of opportunity for growth

    Cons

    -Growing at a rapid pace so there are a lot of growing pains that come with that - Restructuring happened recently so there was a layoff which is normal for most businesses.

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    Cloudreach2019-12-04
  10. Helpful (9)

    "Innovative and flexible workplace"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Remote, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/Life balance People are passionate, intelligent and easy to work with Working in an interesting field that is impacting the industry as a whole Growing like crazy with opportunities for growth into lead positions Open communication from leadership team Fast paced environment with the flexibility - get your work done and you won't be micromanaged

    Cons

    Growing pains are a real thing, but worth it if you want to be a part of a company that is gaining competitive advantage and breaking through tech barriers. No company is perfect but at least here they're working to alleviate the pains.

    Cloudreach2019-05-06
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