Cloud Sherpas

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Cloud Sherpas Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
80 Reviews
4.6
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • This contributes to a work/life balance that cannot be beaten (in 9 reviews)

  • Great people overall, open culture, smiling faces, fast paced (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • If you don't like fast paced environments, then this is not the place for you (in 3 reviews)

  • Company still feels like the result of multiple business forced together with different internal systems and processes (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Excellent Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant

    I have been working at Cloud Sherpas full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The work-life balance, compensation, training, career development and advancement opportunities, employees, customers, and company culture are excellent. Interesting projects, great customers, and an incredible pool of internal talent second to none.

    Cons

    I don't have any "Cons" so far, but concur that for some people who have never worked remotely or aren't inclined to do so, that may be a challenge depending upon your role.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company with the attitude of a startup and the management style of an establish player. Hard work, but rewarding.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Cloud Sherpas full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You're in the middle of the most exciting it revolution in years.

    Cons

    Long hours and a lot of work. They're really busy.

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Cloud Sherpas full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Moving to Cloud Sherpas was just as good as I thought it would be. Right away, everyone was so helpful and enjoyable through the on-boarding process. Great to work with a company where you can have an enjoyable and casual conversation with the CEO! The culture is as good as it gets, great work-life balance. Lot of opportunity for my career and I love coming to work each day!

    Cons

    The only negative (if this is even a negative) is that there is no gym membership program. But there are numerous gyms nearby so not too bad at all!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Dynamic Opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cloud Sherpas full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fast and agile with the resources to make a difference. Culture is good with a lot of opportunity for individuals to make a difference. Overall Compensation is better than market. Peers are all technically adept and management trust you to manage your own time. Freedom to

    Cons

    Need a lot more help for amount of work available. Health package could be better. retirement match would be huge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tremendous window to grow and expand. be agressive you have some serious horsepower behind you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Exciting and Fast Moving Company! Great Team, Great Culture!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cloud Sherpas full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Definitely the people. From marketing to sales to HR - they all seem to love and enjoy their jobs. I am truly inspired by the amazing people I connect with every day. The leadership is accessible (even the CEO responds!). The managers are there to help and help you succeed. I have a growth plan with my manager and I am watching it actualize. I have the ability to work from home or in the office - there is a great autonomy and ability to create my own schedule. And of course - the technology is great!

    Cons

    Every company has a downside and I do not see many here, but if I had to choose one I would say that the
    Benefits need to change. They are expensive and not great (low PTO, minimum number of company holidays, medical coverage mediocre)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Like I said, the PTO, company holiday policy has room for improvement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A wonderful internship at a fantastic company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cloud Sherpas as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I love my internship. My bosses are wonderful and they really want you to succeed and grow during the internship. I am given a lot of responsibility with multiple projects. Sometimes it can be hard trying to juggle all of them at once but it never feels like they are giving me too much. I look forward to coming into work everyday. My coworkers are hilarious and no one takes themselves very seriously. I mainly work with upper management in my department. While I see other interns, we don't interact much unless you make a point to. It is a fun, relaxed office environment and I don't think there is anything like it in Atlanta.

    Cons

    I can't say that I dislike any part of my job. I don't like being micromanaged so it is perfect for me. If you want to have an internship where everything is spoon fed to you, this is not the internship for you. There are a lot of projects and you will be doing a lot of work. You are given instructions and then it is up to you to do the task to the best of your ability. Everyone is willing to help you but these will be your projects, your successes or failures.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Company To Work For

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Cloud Sherpas full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you are an independent person who has the experience and skills to succeed in your role, you will thrive at this company. There is absolutely no micromanagement and you are given full freedom (and responsibility) to manage your projects. If you are delivering successful projects for the client, only good things will happen to you.

    It also has the feel of an established startup, meaning there aren't many stupid rules or policies which other companies have. You can work remotely whenever you are not required to be onsite at a client, which often times only occurs in the beginning of a project. This contributes to a work/life balance that cannot be beaten.

    Cons

    If you are someone who relies on working closely with a team or depends on other people for help, you will struggle here. Projects are in fact staffed with different resources playing different roles, which comprises a team, however, each member is expected to carry their own weight. Everyone will make every effort they can to help you, but ultimately your success lies in the talent and skill which you provide the team/client as an individual.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to build the offerings for career growth, have more happy hours where coworkers get a chance to know/meet each other in person (outside of the virtual world)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    The company has potential

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cloud Sherpas full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work From Home
    Great individuals make up the teams
    Culture was great between employees

    Cons

    Management!!!

    Management is more about the numbers to please their investors.
    Was pitched that the job would be like X when it was like Y.
    Benefits are not the greatest, limited vacation time, NO 401K matching

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn transparency and reward employees and when you say 25% travel that doesn't mean every other week.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Laid back environment with high expectations

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Management Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Financial Management Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Cloud Sherpas full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work is very independent where you feel like you are running your own company within a company. The boss is hands off, but there to support you whenever you need it. The work is demanding and a lot is expected of you, but with the freedom to make your own decisions means you don't have to go through a lot of red tape to get things done. Exposure to upper management is abundant. You will receive valuable insight on where the company is going and responsibility in getting the company to where it wants to be. Hours can be long, but if you set up a good system you will allow yourself more time off. PTO is industry average but it can be stretched depending on your manager and work from home policies. You won't want to take too much time off here with how much is on your plate and the people who depend on you. There are always new people coming in, so if you have been here for three months you are considered a veteran.

    Cons

    With less structure, there is more chaos. It is great to be free to handle situations the way you want, but the downside is that things can be messy sometimes and missed. Adding structure is a constant goal in the group and with so much on our plate it is difficult to focus on it. There is hardly any training at all so it is up to you to figure out what to do when you get here. Overall a great company that isn't perfect, but comparably much better place to work than most companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retirement contribution, clearer bonus/raise structure from upper management, more engagement from upper management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very collaborative company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cloud Sherpas full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great culture, colleagues collaborate globally really well. For a boutique, they are doing a bang up job implementing Salesforce solutions for clients of all sizes. Clients love the work Cloud Sherpas does.

    Cons

    Benefits aren't the greatest. Very limited vacation time. No 401k match. SFDC President is purely numbers focused, probably to please the investors. Sales compensation plan and bonus structures for delivery are cumbersome and challenging to really leverage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Comp plans are too complex. Vacation policy is really not competitve in the industry. Lack of 401k match is a turnoff. Good focus on work life balance, and really good, collaborative culture. Important to look at the big picture and not only the numbers. Some of the tools like Go To Meeting are cumbersome internally and for the clients.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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