Cloudmark Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated April 23, 2014
Updated April 23, 2014
7 Reviews

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    Market leading messaging security company

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    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Fantastic technology and customer support team. Great customer focus and highly knowledgeable and skilled team with a passion for beating the bad guys of the internet. Good vacation and healthcare benefits.

    Cons

    Market adoption of Cloudmark's mobile solutions to mobile operators has been slower than expected but company remains solid with it's traditional email protection business providing the revenue engine for developments and expansion into new markets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure management are all on board with key initiatives and all driving in the same direction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Smart, Funny Environment

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Cloudmark fosters great relationships between their employees. All teams work together with no animosity. The leadership communicates effectively and enables their team members to reach their goals.

    Cons

    There isn't much room to move up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Management, Favoritism and Politics

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer In Test  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer In Test in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Free snacks, good commute (if you happen to live in SF0 but otherwise nothing else I can think of at the moment.

    Cons

    Very bad management, longtime employees do little work, seemingly random firings (except euro workers who are protected by euro labor laws), management 'encourages' new ideas but fires those who innovate, politics and favoritism are rampant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The board should get some new senior managers - soon!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Run, don't walk

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    None I can think of

    Cons

    Little/no direction from management, closed to innovation while business in a downward spiral

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some new management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    rudderless leadership with poor communication skills

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    I can't think of one

    Cons

    Poor communication skills on the part of secretive management combined with a frat boy culture, lack of resources and unclear direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slough off the crustiness of it all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Everyone at Cloudmark is doing their best.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Cloudmark

    Pros

    Everyone at Cloudmark is competent to do their jobs. The core product of the company is an important service and the employees are proud to be involved.

    Cons

    Everyone is bright and opinionated, so technical discussions can take a while to resolve. Sometimes things are made more complicated than they need to be. Methodical approaches are more appreciated than creative solutions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better documentation of the company's knowledge assets needs to be required by everyone. More efficient and easier researched technical information system is required for the long-term survival of the company. The technical information of the company is often held in one or two people's heads and/or stored in random, badly linked and index "wiki" pages. When staff changes over there is a significant learning curve for anyone assuming the needed duties.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cloudmark is the best company I have ever worked for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Cloudmark

    Pros

    The people and the fact that we do something that makes a difference. Since we're a start-up, it's really easy and fast to invoke positive change. Senior management is very accessible and are the type of people you would enjoy having a drink with.

    Cons

    Not the type of benefits you would get from a larger company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell us more often about what is happening in the company (e.g.) financials, deals in the works, etc.

    Recommends
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