Rackspace Interview Questions

Updated Apr 16, 2015
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Rackspace.

    Interview

    I applied and after 6 weeks was emailed by a recruiter. I scheduled to talk over the phone, and I never heard back from the recruiter. Very disappointed with Rackspace's recruiting effort.

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    Intern I Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Rackspace.

    Interview

    Was contacted for an interview rather quickly by HR. It was a phone interview and it was pretty basic in questions. Nothing particularly stood out. They went through my resume pretty much line by line and asked normal questions.

    Interview Questions

    • What did you learn from / can you tell me more about this on resume?   Answer Question
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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
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    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Rackspace.

    Interview

    It is a long process but don't give up! This is how the weed out the people who do not really want to work here. Be positive and stay focused! They will try to see if you chance your responses.

    Interview Questions

    • Drive me to starbucks and order me a drink.   1 Answer
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    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Rackspace (San Antonio, TX).

    Interview

    I had a phone interview to pre-screen, then they had me come in to their office for interviews with key individuals related to the open position. They put me in an office and had the interviewers come in to talk to me one after the other.
    Everyone was friendly and nice, but not sure why they called me in. They did not seem to be serious about it.

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    • They did ask me specifically about relocating to San Antonio TX.   Answer Question
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    Writer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Rackspace.

    Interview

    I had a negative experience with a recruiter. She was late calling me for the phone interview. I found her to be impatient and unclear in her line of questioning. The job she described was completely different from the listing of the position online. Overall, I found that the recruiter left a bad impression. I did not get a job offer, and I'm relieved. Based in the employee reviews, it looks like I dodged the bullet.

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    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Rackspace in March 2015.

    Interview

    Time to set the interview was two weeks ; all e-mails were generated on friday ; the date of the interview was as schedule on time and within 45 min time frame ; interview was courteously conducted and explained the next steps after first round.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself, behavior questions , and why Rackspace   Answer Question
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Rackspace in January 2015.

    Interview

    Hiring and interview process was easy and everyone seemed really friendly. I felt like I nailed every interview but got denied for the position anyway because someone else was more qualified.

    Rackspace recruiters contacted me the first time for a DevOps position and they denied me for that position after getting my hopes up. Then they flew me out a second time the for Linux Administrator position and denied me the second time. I'm not letting this company waste anymore of my time.

    Interview Questions

    • During the in person interview they asked some crazy off the wall scenario that I had never experienced before and therefore couldn't answer... nothing a little research wouldn't have solved.   Answer Question
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Easy Interview
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Rackspace in January 2015.

    Interview

    Saw them at university recruiting, got a call from them a couple months later. Phone screen, dev test project, then on-site interview. There were 3 panel-style interview rounds with a mix of technical and behavioral. I thought the questions were generally easy, no real algorithm coding questions or anything. Not quite as technical as a lot of other companies. I thought I killed the interviews overall since I was able to answer most of their questions, but I assume I didn't get the offer due to not being a great 'culture fit'. It seems that people that at Rackspace have part of their identity tied into the company and very strictly abide by some core values. I wasn't terribly intersted in working for the company, so I didn't really do my research on the companies values / current products / etc. I think that's what got me, they care a lot about the non-technical parts, from what it seems.

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    Software Developer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Rackspace.

    Interview

    The first step was on campus screening. Then was given a dev test to complete within 48 hours. After that was invited for interview on site.
    There were several rounds of interview with a mix of technical and behavioral questions. The technical questions were problem solving and object oriented based.

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    Data Center Operations Tech II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
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    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Rackspace (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    Panels. Relevant questions. Skill testing. They really want to make sure they're hiring someone that is fully capable of the job. As long as you're experienced in the same field, it should be a no brainer most of the time

    Interview Questions

    • Demonstrate from start to finish how you will plan, prep, rack and cable this device.   1 Answer

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