GoDaddy
3.2 of 5 208 reviews
www.godaddy.com Scottsdale, AZ 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Apr 11, 2014
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GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving

Blake Irving

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53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Interesting place to work

Customer Development Team (Former Employee)
Gilbert, AZ

I worked at GoDaddy full-time for more than 8 years

ProsThe starting pay was good for the time , but i believe itr may have been lowered since i worked there. Good benefits. Hiring process may be a bit awkward with multiple tests include a skill and some sort of standardized hiring test, but i understand its fairly easy to pass. Holiday parties are huge and usually a fun time, plenty of vacation and

ConsWhen i was hired I was told it was for tech support and once i was a week in it was clear it was sales based, so just be aware. you will be given enough time to pick up the swing of things but if you really don't want to do sales then any of the entry level positions aren't for you.

requirements and procedures used to constantly change, but with new investors things may have changed

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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One of the hardest, but most satisfying jobs I ever had.

Manager (Former Employee)
Tempe, AZ

I worked at GoDaddy full-time for more than 3 years

ProsI had the ability to affect change on a grand scale and significant opportunity for career advancement. In 2010 the COO was 3 levels above me and KNEW me and the members of my groups. Figuring out how to work with such a huge environment was challenging and I had ample chance to feel accomplished.

ConsPart of GoDaddy's success was that the highest levels took a deep interest in what was happening bellow them. This has it's plusses, but it negatively affected in that every level of my chain of command directly contacted me for information, often the same. Raises were not given with promotions, I received very nice merit increases with review process and one market increase, but still ended my time significantly under salary for my role.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Changing Fast

Database Developer (Current Employee)
Cedar Rapids, IA

I have been working at GoDaddy full-time for more than 8 years

ProsWe're the best at what we do, by a long stretch.

We do "impossible things" all the time.

We are going to change the world economy to be more favorable for small business success.

The internal integrity of the company is very high. I have never seen any accusation of wrongdoing against GoDaddy that agrees with the way we run our part of the company, and have seen us make decisions to do many things for no more reason than "that's the right thing to do."

ConsGD has always been a good place to work. Lately, there has been a big shift toward turning our infrastructure into a Microsoft / Yahoo clone. The only problem is that means we are pulling in people from default tech places like Silicon Valley and Seattle who don't really know about being a registrar or hosting company. We are losing our distinctiveness as the highly-empowered newbies make us look like the companies they left.

Also, people are quick to criticize GD from the outside. However, the things they say are almost always completely unfounded. I just skimmed our Wiki article, and so much of the negative info in that article is false. But you have to have a little bit of a thick skin to be this far ahead of your competition - someone is bound to complain.

Advice to Senior ManagementSome people have given a good portion of their lives to building this company. Please do not give their equity to your highly-empowered newbies.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Always changing and great learning opportunities

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

ProsGreat benefits, flexible schedule, has a very unique culture, allow me to grow my career

ConsSalary is not competitive enough.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good if starting, good if retiring

Senior .NET Developer (Current Employee)
Denver, CO

I have been working at GoDaddy full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFast Paced
Employees are appreciated
Fun
Flexible schedule

ConsIf your looking for cutting edge, this isn't the place
Almost always "Crunch Time"
Always trying to do things "their way" without trying it by the book first.

Advice to Senior ManagementCompensation is great and the atmosphere is fun.
Please, please, please better communicate your decisions and listen to the people who are actually executing on your plans.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I have been working at GoDaddy

ProsCan make a great living, free healthcare, and a lot of shift options

ConsBonus structure changes a lot and to become a manager you have to break into the good ol boys club.

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Great place for me at the time

Billing Representative (Former Employee)
Scottsdale, AZ

I worked at GoDaddy full-time for more than 5 years

ProsFun, easy, good pay, great benefits.

ConsRough attendance policy. Schedules are flexible but sometimes hard to change.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't implement changes based on the lowest common denominator.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A great company to grow up in

Linux Systems Administrator (Former Employee)
Gilbert, AZ

I worked at GoDaddy full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThey gave me essentially all of my professional experience. At GoDaddy, I was able to work my way up from a phone rep to be a systems administrator. It was an incredibly rewarding and satisfying experience.

ConsIt's hard to be upset with them with how much support they gave me. I really outgrew them. Once you get to a certain level in IT, you become attractive to Silicon Valley, and GoDaddy does nothing to really compete with the valley in either salary or stock options.

Advice to Senior ManagementThis is really advice to the investors and to C-level executives: You are hemorrhaging talent because you don't award meaningful stock. Companies in California are happy to pay way more, and award life changing amounts of stock to their engineers. You aren't. How can you expect to attract and retain highly skilled engineers without any kind of competitive stock plan? Even your best and brightest get a paltry amount of options, that you reserve the right to buy back if an employee leaves before the end of their entire vesting schedule (five years), which was done in my case (I've never seen or heard of this done in Silicon Valley). To buy back stock from an employee after they had been there for over four years is almost punitive.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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working for godaddy under 3 months

Internet Sales and Service Consultant (Current Employee)
Scottsdale, AZ

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

Prossuper flexible, great benefits. really good training

Conshard to get out of overnight schedule

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Safety and Security Specialist (Current Employee)
Cedar Rapids, IA

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

ProsCompensation and benefits, we are extremely well-paid. You will be hard-pressed to find a higher-paying security job that isn't government. The working environment is very friendly and relaxed.

ConsLittle work to be done. Extremely poor communication from management. Little or no room for advancement in current department. You will gain very little in valuable experience at Go Daddy if professional security/law enforcement is your chosen career.

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication is shockingly bad, considering the amount of communication tools available to Go Daddy employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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