Cloudflare Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2020

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3.7
71%
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89%
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Matthew Prince
97 Ratings
Pros
  • "Smart people, excellent operations, and in general a well-run operation(in 9 reviews)

  • "Great people, constantly innovating, great pay(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Some growing pains that come from so much scaling(in 7 reviews)

  • "Technical debt is thrown over the fence to SRE without any consideration given to it’s reliability(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (1)

    "A great place to be"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of opportunity at Cloudflare and the business is doing extremely well. The executive team is humble, passionate, and dedicated to making Cloudflare a great place to be. The company went public in 2019 so they're in an in-between stage of start-up and moving into a more mature company. There is a lot of process already in place, but still a ton of room to make change.

    Cons

    Very fast-paced which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it's not for everyone.

  2. "BDR"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - BDR in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, constantly innovating, great pay!!

    Cons

    The only con I have is its super fast growing so be prepared to work!

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  3. "Pretty good but growing pains"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cloudflare full-time

    Pros

    Cool product and fun people working here

    Cons

    Sales culture is immature, a lot of startup growing pains

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Mission-driven Security Company"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Sales 

    I have been working at Cloudflare full-time

    Pros

    - Engineering heavy organization gives Cloudflare a lot of credibility in the market - Relatively flat organization - Fast growth

    Cons

    - Some growing pains that come from so much scaling

  5. Helpful (3)

    "52 weeks of your life can flash by in the blink of an eye without a single day off."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stock is doing well. Analysts rating the stock favorably. Stock will make me some money.

    Cons

    Burnout is real. Be expected to work during your approved PTO. Hard work is ignored. Team building is non-existant for many departments. No performance review process. Upper management cliques. If you aren't in the club you aren't getting in.

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  6. "Great company to start your career."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the best places to work to start your career. If you stay longer, all the better

    Cons

    Growing pains of a start up.

  7. Helpful (11)

    "So much potential in this company but problems get ignored."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong market position and brand makes Cloudflare easier to sell. Good work/life balance. Mostly nice people.

    Cons

    So many issues in the sales organization get overlooked because the team overall hits its number with a few very large deals from a few people. Different BDRs have different quotas based on "how strict the manager is." BDRs being compensated off AE sourced opportunities while other BDRs look worse because they are not being shady. Accounts not fairly distributed and ROE so loosely enforced there is little incentive to follow it. No forum to provide this type of feedback to someone who can or more importantly will do something about it.

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  8. Helpful (22)

    "Toxic and unskilled management on this team in particular"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a company with great vision and amazing technology. It is growing a lot which attracts good talent to its teams. Good work/life balance and good compensations and benefits.

    Cons

    After working more than a year in this team, I have realized that only loyal employees to the head of BDR are promoted. Not the most skilled, not the most experienced, or even those who met their sales goals for many Qs in a row. There is a great interest from the highest management of this team that the top performers remain without a promotion for as long as possible and this results obviously in a constant drop in motivation and escalations to HR. It is quite common for management to change the rules on how BDRs will be compensated and even the responsibilities already agreed by contract. This causes great insecurity in the team. The strategy seems to be simply to increase the number of BDRs without modifying processes that could help the organization obtain greater profitability and cost savings. Not many career Opportunities if you start on this team.

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  9. "Great company. Best time to join!"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great foresight. Great sales team. Hyper-growth mode. The best sales team in the industry.

    Cons

    None observed yet- please keep helping others as you have.

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  10. "Great work environment and powerful company mission"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cloudflare full-time

    Pros

    Company culture, always looking for ways to innovate

    Cons

    Internal movement can be a difficult and lengthy process

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