Cloudreach - After a few years... | Glassdoor.ca
  1. Helpful (11)

    "After a few years..."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cloudreach full-time

    Pros

    Been with Cloudreach several years. It has plenty more ups than downs but sometimes struggles under the weight of its own growth; it surges regularly, then needs to spend time balancing. If newbies can get through the first 6-12 months they generally do well and form very strong bonds. There is a distinct character type works at Cloudreach, it's easy to spot. Usually outgoing and smart; it's extremely rare to find... people you can't get along with. Company falls over itself trying to communicate in numerous ways, in fact sometimes too many ways, the transparency is generally high but can be overwhelming. Lots of opportunity for growth and crossing job boundaries/ regional borders for those interested. The changes have been noticeable this year. The VC owners beginning to assert themselves, new CEO still to impose himself. Acquisitions in general have been very smart, the US monster is now awakening. These are not bad things.

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    Cons

    Cloudreach can often be it's own worst enemy. Moving too fast, a desire to do things in a certain way, sometimes lack of process. Compensation is finally being addressed after a few years being behind the curve, though I would have preferred shares. Free beer and lunch is fine to a point but would like to see more meaningful grown up benefits. Deep expertise is sometimes hard to find, but the smart people have an... attitude of "I will figure that out" but it may take time. Staff attrition comes and goes but rarely to competitors, often moves into different sectors, reflecting growth of the individuals.

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    Advice to Management

    If you want people to be fully invested in the success long term then share those gains with stock.

    Cloudreach2019-01-03
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    "Great place to start your career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cloudreach full-time

    Pros

    Unlimited Vacation Lots of travel opportunities Great development opportunities Work with the latest technologies Leader in their space Great Work/Life balance Cloudreach is a place where it is up to you to make your career. They will support you in what you want to learn and where you want to go in your career, but it is up to you to expend the energy to get there. The people here have been amazing and... friendly. The culture is welcoming and the international kickoff parties have been some of the best I have ever been to. The work/life balance has been fantastic and I would recommend this to anyone young who wants to both travel and develop their career.

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    Cons

    Sometimes chaotic due to being a rapidly growing company. Salary is midrange and benefits are still being worked on.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it Cloudy, make sure you continue to communicate.

    Cloudreach2017-10-20
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    "Great offerings, Poor delivery."

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    Former Employee - Cloud Operations Engineering Lead in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is growing at an exponential pace, due to key strategic partnerships and being first to market.

    Cons

    Scrappy middle-managers are making their way up the leadership chain, preventing anyone from attempting to be creative, taking risks and thinking outside of the box (aka innovating). Instead, they need an army of procedural drones to carry out a predetermined set of operational procedures.

    Advice to Management

    When entering a new country, to establish an office, consider the people and culture there before attempting to roll out a universal template that may work great with University of Edinburgh graduates, but not necessarily with industry professionals in general.

    Cloudreach2019-07-09

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