Very Difficult Interview
I applied through other source and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Rackspace in June 2013.
Interview Details – It was very difficult. I had to do a phone interview which was to see if I was a good fit for the company. Then I had to do a break fix so they can see what I possess skill wise. Break fix is very hard and is not meant for you to complete or ace.
Interview Question – They had me stand up and write on the white board the Linux ABC's in 60 seconds and specify what each command does in a terminal window. Answer Question
Very Difficult Interview
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Rackspace in December 2013.
Interview Details – The recruiter contacted me and said that they would get me in touch with someone to interview with. However, once they found out that I was not hired for a Linux Administrator job (because I was told they had a bad quarter and wouldn't be hiring anyone) - - the recruiters of this company automatically stop talking to you and ignore you permanently.
Interview Question – Didn't get that far Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Rackspace in March 2012.
Interview Details – I was referred by a friend, and then I had a phone screening that focused on some items that a windows administrator should be familiar with. Finally, I had a long technical interview that covered Windows in detail as well as networking, hardware, and hosting company technologies.
Interview Question – I wasn't familiar with all of the devices they used, but I understood their basic functions. Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Rackspace in August 2011.
Interview Details – Had three interviews of two people each. About an hour long. There was a technical, culture, and management interview.
The technical was fun, detailed, the interviewers were all very clever, but casual. We laughed a bit.
The management interview was a little more straight laced, going over the resume etc.
Culture talked about what I was like to work with, things I liked doing out side of work. I really enjoyed that they discussed what the work culture was like, and how we bring our full selves into the company, rather than just our work.
Interview Question – In perspective, the hardest question Rackspace asks is "What makes a good culture?"
I think the company believes that you should hire smart, good people first, and empower them to make the company better. If you can't imagine how you want to work, and what a good culture is, you probably won't be a good fit. Answer Question
Very Difficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3+ months - interviewed at Rackspace in July 2012.
Interview Details – Initial e-mail contact first to request an interview. Follow up phone call from HR scheduling an interview. The interview process is grueling and takes 4 - 5 hours in person. I had a total of 3 interviews over a span of 3 months before I finally received an offer. The teams doing the interview had no idea what the position entailed and did not ask the right questions IMO. It's the worst interview process ever.
Interview Question – I was asked to explain the strategy for the project. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Definitely negotiate a higher wage. Also, do NOT lowball yourself when they ask you what salary range you're looking for. I was told after I got hired that my 'salary range' was laughed at by the HR recruiter and he didn't feel I was qualified because of the number that I gave.
I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Rackspace.
Interview Details – I had one phone interview and one in person interview. Interview process professional but light hearted. It was an efficient interview to get to know who I am as a person and if I was a good fit for the culture.
Interview Question – Technical questions Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation, I'd take anything just to work at Rackspace at that time.
Very Easy Interview
I applied through other source and interviewed at Rackspace.
Interview Details – Awesome, long, somewhat boring. Great people. They REALLY drill your resume so be prepared
Interview Question – Nothing entirely difficult to answer, if you know what you're applying for, you shouldn't have a problem anyways. Answer Question
Interviewed at Rackspace
Interview Details – Applied through internal referral and got an email the next business day to set up first phone screening. After this call, the recruiter then scheduled me to technical phone screening with the managers of the department I applied for. Lastly, there was a 2-3 hours long rounds of interview with 3 different people - the director of the department, the managers from phone screen and a person that assisted with behavioral interview. Great experience overall. Be prepared to take a SQL assessment.
Interview Question – Be familiar with basic SQL functions. And be honest if you don't know the answer. View Answer
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Rackspace in November 2013.
Interview Details – Great experience with the HR team, extremely service-full and with a very humane touch. The interview experience was handled by crafted and talented individuals with honest concerns, interest in my persona and intelligent down to earth questions.
Interview Question – Where do you see yourself in the company? This question was not unexpected, just believed that the company already new the answer to the question. It is important to be prepared to answer this question in a way that does not jeopardise your candidacy if the company was thinking of using your talent in a different manner. View Answer
I applied through college or university and interviewed at Rackspace.
Interview Details – Met them at a school career fair and was invited to a dinner for potential candidates. A few weeks later, I was invited to an evening of "Rackspace Rush" - essentially a group on-site interview. I had two interviews, one mostly behavioral, the other technical. Both interviewers were engaging and friendly; neither was particularly difficult. Received an offer several weeks after.
Interview Question – Nothing particularly difficult. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Was offered better opportunities elsewhere.
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