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Updated Dec 14, 2014
Updated Dec 14, 2014
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Software Developer III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Antonio, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Antonio, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Rackspace in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Contact made through a recruiter. Phone interview went well, could tell the interviewer was not very experienced. Couple of questions were confusing because of terminology mix up.

    Went into the technical interview, which was a four hour process. Several technical interview questions that were from CS 101 classes, Binary trees, searches, Sorts, Data Structures etc. Second meeting was with managers. They mainly vented about frustration with corporate culture, little unprofessional, but what the heck. Second management meeting, they also vented frustrations about culture and inability for upper management to make decisions. By the third interview, I had decided that this was probably not a great fit for me. The fourth interview was technical and had nothing to do with any experience I had on my resume. Was asked if I knew how memory was mapped by the Java virtual machine. Pretty much looked the interviewer in the eye and said "Nope!". Decided I would not be giving up my day job to make a move to Rackspace.

    If you really want to work there, I suggest pulling out your Data Structures book and some go through some algorithm review. Best of luck.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    The corporate culture is a little to chaotic. It felt a little to unstable.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Software Development Engineer and Test Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Rackspace.

    Interview Details

    I did pretty well in the phone interview. I thought I would be called for Onsite but when I checked with them after a week , they said not fit for the position.

    Interview Questions
    • What is your career goal? This is not difficult per say but didn't expect it to be asked by other tester.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Channel Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Rackspace.

    Interview Details

    You will be interviewing for less senior roles unless you know someone. Senior roles are typically filled by the hiring manager’s unqualified friends who will not have to go through the same number of interviews nor interview process. You will start with a recruiter phone interview, then with a panel of ‘know-it-all’ managers (who don’t manage anyone) and ask surprisingly illegal questions, and if you already know the hiring manager then you will speak to them. Sad waste of time. Expect nearly all interviewers to be late or not show. There’s a reason there are so many openings...

    Interview Questions
    • Far from scripted and the interviewers will be unprepared.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Everything is negotiable. Everything. Know what you want and counter offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I saw Rackspace at a career fair last spring, and decided to talk to one of their recruiters. Things went well and I was asked to do an interview the next day. It was pretty short, no more than 15 minutes. Mostly behavioral questions and technical questions were asked. A few more interviews followed after that.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Latin America Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Rackspace.

    Interview Details

    I had one phone interview and the person who interviewed me was nice and it had a good flow but they never contacted me back. I should have prepared better anyways. I might have gotten in trouble when I walked them through my resume.

    Interview Questions
    • If you could pick one stock today, which one would it be?   Answer Question
    No Offer
  7.  

    Account Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Rackspace.

    Interview Details

    One round so far - a phone call. Pretty friendly experience directly with the group manager. I expected to talk to an HR/recruiting rep. Process is still ongoing. When I admitted that I might not be a fully-qualified candidate, manager seemed grateful and honest when stating that it has generally been a tough process on their end to find someone who meets all the requirements.

    Interview Questions
    • None - it was a pretty casual conversation. I was pleasantly surprised when manager asked me for my reaction to his sales strategy.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Customer Service Technician for Rackspace Email and Applications Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Antonio, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Antonio, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Rackspace in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied on line . Went trough two thirty minute phone screens and two weeks later 1:1 interview. The face to face interview consisted of six people. They were in teams of two. There were some technical, situational, and behaviorism questions. The overall interview was nice. All made me feel relaxed. The interview was three hours long all together. I hope they hire me.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    NAS Engineer-After Hours Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Rackspace in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I researched a lot about rackspace,
    & decided to apply online

    process took less than two weeks(very fast)
    Initial contact from HR (went well) & forwarded my resume to hiring manager

    Scheduled for technical phone screening interview

    phone screen(high level technical questions, interviewers-two senior engineers)(went well)

    Scheduled for In-person interview

    flown in for in person interview(previous experience, behavioral, situational, high level technical questions)(Interviewers - two hiring managers, two senior engineers)

    Awesome recruiter
    Awesome interviewers
    overall Loved the experience

    Feedback within one week of in person interview
    Recruiter said team loved me but for the lack of some of the technical skills will pursue with other candidate at this time
    and will contact me if a new position relevant to my experience opens up.

    Interview Questions
    • Technical questions as I am still in learning phase of my career   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Content Strategist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Rackspace.

    Interview Details

    I had three, 1-hour long interviews with two people on each panel. The interviewers were friendly and professional. The questions were typical interview questions, nothing out of the ordinary. They did ask for many example scenarios from previous work experience. Come prepared with hours worth of examples to showcase your talents. I was under-prepared in that area.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no difficult or unexpected questions. Just be prepared with plenty of real-life examples to compliment your answers.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 6 people found this helpful  

    Devops Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Antonio, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Antonio, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Rackspace.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter called me and did a phone screen. She was easily the most professional recruiter that I have worked with. She scheduled an onsite interview and I flew to San Antonio to meet the team.

    Got a tour of their mall, it was impressive. Did 3 rounds of interviews, 2 team members each round, then a final interview with their Director.

    The large majority of interviewers had worked their way up from Rackspace tech support, and had an impressive number of Redhat certs. Most questions revolved around linux, a few questions about cloud architecture, no programming questions at all. Why? Likely because they all got their start at Rackspace tech support, and earned their Redhat certs from Rackspace U. Not knocking it, but they weren't devops.... just ops.

    About half of the interviewers were fairly critical of employees who didn't start at Rackspace, and very critical of 'California' tech workers and companies. They felt that Silicon Valley was overrated. They're entitled to their opinion, but its an odd thing to mention (multiple times) during an interview. It seemed a little hostile, considering that I worked for a Silicon Valley company.

    The interview with the Director was very telling. He had also started in tech support at Rackspace, worked his way up to Director in 7 years. Very impressive. Told me about his side business, and how I could purchase travel from him. I thought that was very unprofessional.

    Interview Questions
    • Not really any difficult questions, but some fairly stupid ones - mundane linux trivia that wouldn't show up in a real world scenario. If you're only tool is a hammer, you're going to ask a lot of questions about nails.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    The offer was ok, and they were willing to go higher. Ultimately, I just couldn't imagine working with that team. Also wondered how many other teams were like that.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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