Cleo Communications Reviews

Updated Jul 27, 2020

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29 Ratings
  1. "Excellent company with great leadership and opportunities"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Representative in Fort Myers, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cleo Communications full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people and leadership. It feels like an open-door policy. No one is "too big" or has a major ego... excellent place to learn and get into software.

    Cons

    Visibility into your own development. At times, I had no idea what my leadership team thought of me - even though I had a great time at the organization!

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  2. Helpful (2)

    "Exceptional Place to Grow"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cleo Communications full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - I had direct relationships with everyone in leadership/C-suite and these relationships had an incredible impact on my career and growth - Great Managers/Supervisors who align with you and your goals - Ability to get promoted quickly with competitive pay - valuable Saas/Solution sales experience - Office culture is very genuine, fun, and supportive - Cleo rewards grit and toughness; so if you are hungry, a great teammate, and a leader then you will be taken care of

    Cons

    This isn't a con for me but Cleo is a fast growing, private software company. This means you have a lot of responsibility and will have to figure things out of your own. If you want a 9-5 where people schedule your day for you and tell you what to do, this is not the place for you.

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Best Company"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PMO Manager in Middletown, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is innovative! We are like a large growing family and everyone has a voice. The management team is very open, and this starts with the great direction from our CEO.

    Cons

    Growing fast, we need staff to catch up with our growth.

  4. Helpful (1)

    "There's no place like Cleo!"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cleo Communications full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A gem of a company, unlike any other tech firm I've been with -- and I've worked a good number of places so my comparisons are based in experience. Cleo's culture is centered on the idea of appreciation, and the leadership and employees genuinely embrace that idea with customers, partners, communities, and each other every day. No big egos here, just a positive-minded, service-to-others workplace where collaboration happens naturally. Plus, Cleo is growing because it makes something the world needs: very purposeful software for ecosystem integration, for helping companies compete in the age of the cloud. I learn new things every day!

    Cons

    The pace is very fast, which everyone here likes and thrives on, but if that's not for you Cleo could be a struggle.

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  5. "Account Manager"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cleo Communications

    Pros

    Terrible place to work. Avoid it at all costs.

    Cons

    Management is awful. You work long hours for not much pay. Zero growth and learning opportunities. Terrible location. Boys club.

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  6. "Good Company, Bad Business"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Site Reliability Engineer in Rockford, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cleo Communications full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Relatively fun company to work for Good engineering talent and teammates Company has good diversity Great perks & benefits

    Cons

    Creatively bankrupt, Cleo has seemingly been chasing successful companies its entire existence. Felt like just about every decision leadership ever handed down was simply a reaction to something a competitor had had success with. They were late to cloud, late to agile, late to microservices, and they rushed into every one of them with reckless abandon. The company has become a bizarre game of pick-up sticks as a result where no one knows enough details to justify the actions of any other team and all of them keep to themselves to do whatever they think is right instead. If you're the type that doesn't really care about office politics and are happy to just keep your head down, do your work, and not ask questions; then the benefits are worth it and I'd recommend working here. Otherwise I'd recommend looking elsewhere.

  7. Helpful (8)

    "Not a place to work"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Rockford, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cleo Communications full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    New office looked nice but didn't have many happy folks working for them in building.

    Cons

    This is not a good place to work. They don't have senior leaders that take charge, or are there on merit...best buddies. Not much in the way of new technology coming out or that works and no long term directions. On the sales side of things you wont make money unless you have assigned existing accounts and have access to up sell them. Partner program doesnt work, they hate Cleo since they screwed them and wont work with partners and the typically have no clue on how you get paid. Upper management in Sales needs to go.....they change direction every few weeks, dont support the staff and often lie to customers about the product , pricing and support. Don't waste your time working here ... Cleo's once good name is fading. CEO should leave if he can't sell out.

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    Cleo Communications Response

    June 25, 2019Talent Acquisition Director

    Thank you for taking the time to bring your concerns to our attention. We work hard at creating an open and supportive environment for all our employees around the globe in this constantly evolving technology space. We always urge employees to reach out to HR directly so that we can work together to better understand the experience/s they are having and make necessary adjustments. For Cleo Alumni, we also keep our doors open to communication as your feedback is always helpful. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to discuss these topics further. Thank you for your time and all the best in your future endeavors.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great software company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cleo Communications full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, great products and a ton of talented people to work with. The company has grown really fast and really invests in its employees.

    Cons

    For a time, the direction of the organization shifted quite a bit and your work tended to be in limbo, but not so much anymore.

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    Cleo Communications Response

    May 6, 2019Talent Acquisition Director

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we appreciate hearing what you have to say! Please reach out to HR and/or the Talent Acquisition team if you have any specific thoughts on what would help you and your team as the demand continues to grow.

  9. Helpful (5)

    "Sales Review"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cleo Communications

    Pros

    Growing company moving in the right direction. Lots of opportunity to advance quickly.

    Cons

    Terrible office culture unless you’re part of the boys club. Lack of diversity. Management is condescending and does nothing to support professional development. Expectations to work 45+ hours in a week which isn’t worth the salary. Little work/life balance. Undesirable location unless you’re in the northern suburbs. The promotion isn’t worth the commute and the stress.

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    Cleo Communications Response

    July 18, 2019Talent Acquisition Director

    Thank you for your candid feedback. Of course, we are disappointed to hear of your struggle in a sales role at Cleo. We understand that building a successful career in Sales can be difficult and do our best to support, mentor and offer a positive work environment to all employees while they work hard to find their success. For current employees and Cleo Alumni, we always have our doors open to discuss feedback on how we can improve our employees’ and customers’ experiences. Please don’t hesitate to reach out.

  10. "Excellent leadership team"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Development Representative in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cleo Communications full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Outstanding leadership team and great environment to learn sales development skills

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

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    Cleo Communications Response

    April 19, 2019Talent Acquisition Director

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and for being a valued member of Cleo's Alumni.

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