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Systems Administrator II Interview

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

The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Rackspace in February 2011.

Interview Details

First of all its been said its easier to get into Harvard then it is to get into Rackspace. I have been in contact with them for 3 different jobs. All of which I have had lengthy and multiple phone interviews. First is the initial meet and greet phone call and a discussion of the position applying for. Second was a general initial skills assessment. Third was a 1.5 hour in-depth skill test with a senior tech. Fourth is a follow up phone screen with general results. Fifth would have been an in house panel interview. But I decline before the panel interview because their salary offering is generally 10k lower than the typical mean for the industry.

Interview Questions
  • all technical questions. Mainly typical major technologies in general. Such as "Exchange, Clustering, Linux, IIS, SQL, AD (DNS). etc."   Answer Question
Reasons for Declining

salary offer was very low. $10k less than previous positions of equal or lesser experience required.

Declined Offer
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    Systems Administrator II Interview

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

    The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Rackspace in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Was not happy with the interview process. Their question were vague, and they were looking for the perfect answers. Lot of question about what to type in CMD to get information about servers, but were very vague. Also question about raid and port number. You have to think very basic for the ans. And there is only one right ans. Also question about MySQL extensions. I have degree in computer science and work as system admin for 8 years. But it was so basic that i need to go back to my books and memorize every small details to go threw this interview. I hate this kind of interview process because it has nothing to do with my experience and the job i am applying for.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Systems Administrator II Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Rackspace in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    The process for vetting potential new hires is something that they take very seriously. They are proud of the fact that they are choosy in their hiring and it shows in the processes used. I will say that it is refreshing to see a company spend time in this area.

    Interview Questions
    • All of the questions were difficult and out of the ordinary. They seek to ask questions that make you think and not just respond I work well.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Systems Administrator II 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 6 daysinterviewed at Rackspace in March 2009.

    Interview Details

    Interviews were very technical and long. Lots of questions about all aspects of computers, internet, and hosting. You feel very drained after each one! The in-person interview, while still exhausting was very nice. The interviewers were very laid-back and easy to talk with. Just a word of advice, their dess code.. well doesn't exist... so you might show up in a suit and the interviewer is wearing a muscle shirt, cut-off shorts and flip-flops! (Yeah, happened to me on my 1st interview!) Great compant though!

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Systems Administrator II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Rackspace in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Basic HR and technical interview

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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