Working at Rackspace | Glassdoor.ca

Rackspace Overview

San Antonio, TX (US)
5001 to 10000 employees
1998
Company - Private
IT Services
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
Rackspace is a leading provider of IT as a service in today’s multi-cloud world. It delivers expert advice and integrated managed services across applications, data, security and infrastructure, including public and private clouds and managed hosting. Rackspace ... Read more

Mission: Our vision is to be recognized as one of the world's greatest service companies.

Rackspace Reviews

3.5
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Joe Eazor
67 Ratings
  • "Different groups, Different culture"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rackspace full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Big company with lots of amazing people, small perks, decent on-boarding process, and opportunity to move around between groups.

    Each group tends to have a slightly different culture. Mine is phenomenal, and I feel like I'm surrounded by a bunch of close friends. We're able to agree and disagree openly, which is fantastic for engineering staff that sometimes needs to make difficult decisions quickly.

    The CEO is a call-it-like-I-see-it kind of guy. While this might be harsh or a shock for some people, I would always rather have an honest a difficult conversation than be left in the dark or not given details I need to make decisions.

    The company's core values, as lame as that might sound, are solid. It's not uncommon for a company to choose buzzwords as their values, but what's rare is to see a company that actually takes the time to define what each core value means to the organization and how employees are expected to uphold them at all times.

    Cons

    Tasks and team objectives can move quickly, and some people just can't handle the context switch. This isn't a "con" for everyone, but if you want to work in a static environment from 9am to 5pm, you probably won't enjoy Rackspace.

    Also, if you're a minimum effort kind of person, you'll probably feel very out of place in the company. Everyone I've met works as thought they ran the company, and they take pride in giving Rackspace a good name. If you're not looking to do the same, you'll feel very left out.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage teams to find a culture and character of their own, but push them to demonstrate the core values.

See All 1,365 Reviews

Rackspace Photos

Rackspace photo of: Rackers
Rackspace photo of: Castle
Rackspace photo of: Castle
Rackspace photo of: Castle
Rackspace photo of: Castle
Rackspace photo of: Castle
See All PhotosSee All

Rackspace Interviews

Experience

Experience
62%
16%
22%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
49%
20%
18%
4
4
3
2

Difficulty

3.3
Average

Difficulty

Hard
Average
Easy
  1. Helpful (1)  

    SAN Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Rackspace.

    Interview

    Management reached out ahead of time for a brief phone interview, mostly to screen for personality. Technical interview was setup with multiple panels each with different questions. There were two panels, with each group interviewing back to back.

    Interview Questions

    • Very in depth technical questions related to the field.   Answer Question
See All 465 Interviews

Rackspace Awards & Accolades

  • Glassdoor Best Places to Work UK in 2017, Glassdoor, 2017
  • America's Best Midsize Employers, Forbes, 2018
See More

Work at Rackspace? Share Your Experiences

Rackspace
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or