Rackspace Benefits

3.7 out of 5 (10 comments)

In addition to the refreshing experience of working with people who have a true passion for the future of our organization and the success of our customers, we know that benefits are important.  We are continuously assessing our benefits by talking to and surveying Rackers.  Ultimately, our goal is to provide benefits that are relevant and in demand by the people who make Rackspace unique and special.

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Benefits Summary

  • High % reporting
  • Medium % reporting
  • Low % / No reports
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Insurance, Health & Wellness

  • Health Insurance *
  • Dental Insurance *
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) *
  • Vision Insurance *
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) *
  • Life Insurance *
  • Supplemental Life Insurance *
  • Disability Insurance *
  • Occupation Accident Insurance
  • Health Care On-Site
  • Mental Health Care
  • Retiree Health & Medical
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance *

Financial & Retirement

  • Pension Plan
  • 401K Plan *
  • Retirement Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan *
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options *
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

Family & Parenting

  • Maternity & Paternity Leave *
  • Work From Home *
  • Fertility Assistance *
  • Dependent Care
  • Adoption Assistance *
  • Childcare
  • Reduced or Flexible Hours *
  • Military Leave
  • Family Medical Leave *
  • Unpaid Extended Leave *

Vacation & Time Off

Perks & Discounts

  • Employee Discount *
  • Free Lunch or Snacks *
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Gym Membership *
  • Commuter Checks & Assistance
  • Pet Friendly Workplace
  • Mobile Phone Discount
  • Company Car
  • Company Social Events *
  • Travel Concierge
  • Legal Assistance

Professional Support

  • Diversity Program *
  • Job Training *
  • Professional Development *
  • Tuition Assistance *

Employee Comments

  • Aug 20, 2014
    Current Employee in San Antonio, Texas

    They are great, some of the best offered by a company.

  • Sep 14, 2014
    Current Employee in San Antonio, Texas

    Self-funded plan allows for immediate coverage, but rates appear to be higher than other plans I've had. Outside of medical, dental and vision coverage are subpar and are really only discount plans, not true insurance.

  • Aug 19, 2014
    Former Employee in Austin, Texas

    paid 12-week maternity leave

  • Aug 15, 2014
    Current Employee in San Antonio, Texas

    Best thing: Almost fully paid for by Rackspace. Worst thing: Not very good dental benefits

  • Aug 10, 2014
    Current Linux Ops Administrator II in San Antonio, Texas

    Over all a good benefits package

  • Aug 6, 2014
    Current Software Developer III in San Antonio, Texas

    The 401k match is pretty bad. The flexible work hours are great. PTO is pretty standard, but the volunteer time is nice.

  • Aug 5, 2014
    Current Employee in San Antonio, Texas

    Best - the amount of vacation and volunteer time. Worst - bare minimum maternity leave policy.

  • Jul 31, 2014
    Current Linux Systems Engineer II in San Antonio, Texas

    They have a great HSA offering. It has a low overall deductible ($2500/year) that, after you exhaust it, covers everything at 100%. This can easily be a single trip to the emergency room or ambulance ride. And for healthy employees, it's just free money in the bank. Rackspace does personal contributions to your HSA every year as well (to the tune of $400+) which makes the deal even more sweet.

    They also have the best 401k options of any company I've seen. They offer Vanguard funds in their offerings (of which I am a personal fan due to great selection and lowest prices) they also offer Wells Fargo. Contributions made by Rackspace (free money) can be up to 6% per year.

    They have free a free gym on site which is brand-new. Free Crossfit and other health initiatives, and are involved in the cycling community as well. Former Rackers also offer (for free) financial guidance services through the RackWealth program where a CPA will work with you to build wealth and eliminate debt.

    There are minimal food services offered on site (such as sodas and fruit) but it's nothing of substance; which is fine with me. I'd love to see more fruit and the elimination of the soda machines.

  • Aug 11, 2014
    Former Sales Executive in Austin, Texas

    Pay was on average 30-50% less for sales professionals than anywhere else in the industry. In addition, Rackspace does an incredible job making people feel like they don't deserve industry relevant compensation. The culture gag is up, it's just a cost+ organization with little to no real profitability regardless of how the books car cooked.

  • Aug 11, 2014
    Current Employee in San Antonio, Texas

    Best: there's a gym on site, healthcare is average. Worst: 401k takes 3 years to vest.

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