CloudLock Reviews

Updated Feb 10, 2020

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CloudLock CEO and Co-Founder Gil Zimmermann
Gil Zimmermann
50 Ratings
Pros
  • "For an engineering internship, there is a lot of room for an intern to make an impact(in 5 reviews)

  • "Cannot beat working on the laptop, taking calls or having lunch on the company deck overlooking the Charles River(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "It is a very fast paced enviroment that can be hard to keep up with at times, but thats part of the fun of a dynamic and growing company(in 7 reviews)

  • "No 401K Match - But hopefully changing soon(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Great opportunities!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I joined CloudLock in July, right before the acquisition and it has been a great experience. My days are very fast-paced and challenging but I enjoy it because I get new opportunities often and have been learning a lot. Every day is different. I have been given a lot of responsibilities and grown from them. I think there is a lot of ways to make your mark here and people who take initiatives are highly applauded. Work/life balance is good, summer Fridays were great! The culture is fun, not over the top but there are a lot of friendly people and there are a good amount of things that you can participate in.

    Cons

    In my experience, I find that my role is not super defined. I am doing more than I expected when I accepted the offer, which is good in my case but some might be surprised by this. Not necessarily a con but being a self-starter is important here. There is not a ton of documentation on how to do things so you need to seek out information and get projects going.

  2. "Happy to have been a part of the journey"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and leadership. Everyone was there to work hard but also have fun as a team.

    Cons

    product struggled to keep up with customer demands nad market place


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Just Say No to a frustrating engineering organization"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CloudLock full-time

    Pros

    Really great co-workers in Waltham that are easy to get along with. Pay is decent and work/life balance is pretty much whatever you choose. Free lunches on Friday are above average. The local HR and office management is great and have created a cozy work environment. The chickenllama is an adorable mascot!

    Cons

    The dysfunction in the engineering organization makes it practically impossible to get anything done. Small tasks usually turn into huge projects because of all the accumulated technical debt and bikeshedding. There's terrible development practices, QA practices, release practices, operations practices, security practices, communication, leadership, death march projects, etc. You name it, CloudLock engineering is bad at it. Bad practices wouldn't necessarily be a problem if management expended any effort to actually fix the issues. They might occasionally say that they agree with you but nothing ever changes. There have been one or two reorganizations during my tenure, I guess to try to "fix" the problems, but it's still the same ambiguous processes, broken leadership, and teams with ambiguous purposes and no accountability.

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    CloudLock Response

    August 29, 2017

    Thanks very much for your feedback, both positive and constructive. We’re glad to hear you’ve found the people and environment so pleasant to work with! On the flip side, we hear you on some of the things that aren’t working. One of the interesting challenges of joining a startup is figuring out how to scale both a product and team and the change management required to navigate those phases of growth. At this point we’re a year plus post acquisition with Cisco and have the resources and buy-in we need to address engineering practice improvements that you recommended. We’re committed to continuous improvement and hope you’ll be part of that process. -Jess, Head of Employee Success

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Best Place I've Worked - EVER"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been at CloudLock for over two years now and can honestly say this is the best place I've ever worked in my seventeen years in the workforce. For me, it really is all about the environment and people. I feel comfortable being my self (bringing my strengths and opportunities for growth to the table), knowing that there are people here who will embrace what I offer & who are growing as well. Its also amazing to work where every day there is a new challenge or obstacle to overcome. My team is right there with me giving their best effort and we're all in it together.

    Cons

    If I don't bring my A-game its obvious.

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  5. Helpful (8)

    "Account Executive"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CloudLock full-time

    Pros

    if you like to have no work life balance this is the place.

    Cons

    it really was one of the worst places I've ever worked at. First of all, as sad as it sounds, if you are not Jewish you really don't stand much chance. Exec team thinks they know it all where in reality this is their first time at such a role. Terrible place over all. Do yourselves a favor and never work here.

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  6. "Great Company Getting Even Better!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CloudLock

    Pros

    Exciting fun and challenging work - always an opportunity to make an impact.

    Cons

    Sometimes it tough keeping up

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  7. Helpful (2)

    "My past experience"

    4.0
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CloudLock

    Pros

    My past job was the type of work u could learn quickly and sufficiently

    Cons

    The manager showed favoritism and ultimately got caught and terminated due to her ways of handling situations not according to policy she sometimes took matters in her own hands as well as fabricated stories

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  8. Helpful (9)

    "A year plus later and keeps getting better"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CloudLock part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A lot of companies talk about great cultures and transparency and a lot of other corporate jargon, but I can honestly say after being at CloudLock for more than a year and 1/2 now this stuff is actually really true here. There is no "ivory tower" of the executives and senior leaders - everyone is accessible and helpful and giving of their time. The people here are incredibly smart and some of the kindest folks you will ever meet. I know others have said it here - but it honestly feels like family. We are creating something special here, and the new hires we have made as we grow (fast) have really been both great fits and incredibly impactful. I honestly can't shut up about CloudLock to my friends :).

    Cons

    Like any start-up that is growing really fast, we probably need more improvements on certain processes and tools. We have a lot of the latest tech in development, but could probably stand to use some in other areas of the organization.

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  9. Helpful (5)

    "CloudLock-The CASB Solution."

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a pleasure to work at CloudLock, from top to bottom it shows that everyone is truly focused and devoted to the success of the company. Great Product, Great People, Great Place.

    Cons

    I honestly can't think of any cons, it is truly a pleasure to work at CloudLock. Fast pace company and industry, I'm looking forward for the ride.

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Massachusetts in Topsfield, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Culture, Leadership and Market Opportunity .

    Cons

    Meeting the demands of an Evolving Market

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