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Rackspace Reviews

Updated 14 December, 2014
Updated 14 December, 2014
504 Reviews
3.6
504 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Culture is amazing and I've never had more a better work/life balance (in 25 reviews)

  • Great culture and endless opportunities (if you earn them) (in 31 reviews)


Cons
  • Middle management is the worst I've seen in my career in most departments (in 33 reviews)

  • Sometimes the work life balance can be difficult (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    Lead Generator

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rackspace full-time

    Pros

    start your career in sales here, gives you the ability to network and learn the products/services. Pay is good. Love the ambience and leadership

    Cons

    Horrible schedules that change every week,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent learning environment and awesome place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer II in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Developer II in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Awesome work culture and very good learning environment. People are very friendly. I work on wide variety of cutting edge technologies. Helps me grow organically. The palces around here are beautiful and you can be in Appalachian Trials for camping or hiking with in hour and half from office. This is the city in Forest.

    Cons

    The only downside being, there are not many good companies like Google etc and startup related places around here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Culture! Great People, who enjoy their work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Intern in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Product Intern in Austin, TX (US)

    I worked at Rackspace as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone is intelligent, enjoys the work! Pay is good. Still has not lost that start up feel. I was at the Austin office which is an good location.

    Cons

    There are some inconsistencies in hiring. This is a fast moving company which may be a downside to some.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 7 people found this helpful  

    Used to be great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in San Antonio, TX (US)

    I worked at Rackspace full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are great career opportunities for career growth IF you're well-networked and you're willing to forego higher pay for interesting projects. Always an abundance of interesting projects.

    Cons

    Bloated middle-management, constant changes in strategy. Low pay compared to industry averages. Lack of product vision and strategy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "Leaders in Managed Cloud" is not a great strategy. You shouldn't need traditional managed services in cloud if you're using cloud properly.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Best company ever

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Linux Systems Administrator in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Linux Systems Administrator in San Antonio, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    The culture and the people

    Cons

    A lot of rumors about being bought out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the racker culture alive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 14 people found this helpful  

    Failing due to middle management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX (US)

    I worked at Rackspace (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The culture still tries hard to remain despite the struggles.

    Cons

    Middle management is corrupted. Unless you are part of the cool kids, you will never advance no matter how qualified you are. Current middle management has no concern for the company, only their status and their priority is keeping their positions no matter the cost. Too many long timers leaving because of this - and it's not a healthy place to work anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executive leadership needs to open their eyes and listen to the employees who are fighting daily to keep the company together.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place experience Work + Culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in San Antonio, TX (US)

    I have been working at Rackspace as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Advanced Technologies, Cloud, great Atmosphere and culture, amazing work place.

    Cons

    not many cons...
    Just the location, would have been great if the head quarters is in a big city

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fun but frustrating.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rackspace full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Relaxed, casual atmosphere.
    Make friends easily and lots of team nights out.
    Benefits pretty good, especially free gym and medical insurance.

    Cons

    1. Poor salary (below industry average - relying on the 'culture' too much)
    2. Employee favouritism is rife. Don't expect to get anywhere unless you're in the "boy's club", even if your stats are top.
    3. Gossip - too much
    4. Empty promises.
    5. Too many changes, constantly. Happens every few months. No real clear strategy.
    6. Bad management - managers are hired into these positions even if they haven't got managerial experience
    7. Training. Rely on team members to train the newcomers or wait for months to sign yourself up to training modules - but this really isn't good enough.
    8. Accounts being removed and swapped unfairly - leaving the Sales teams very frustrated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Really friendly enviroment, a lot of support provider for new employees, many work place benefits.

    Cons

    Travell time from London. :D

  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Going Downhill

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Rackspace full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Formerly great working atmosphere, not so much nowadays.

    Cons

    Brown nosing, poor management. Lack of strategy. Poor salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more on merit rather than buddies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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