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30+ days ago

Data Center Operations Technician II

Rackspace Ashburn, VA +2 locations

The Data Center Operations Technician owns the responsibility of all IT Infrastructure, including customer configurations, within the data center… Rackspace

30+ days ago

Network Engineer

Rackspace Ashburn, VA

Do you have a knack for troubleshooting and solving problems? Have you been looking to work on a service provider scale network with a large Internet… Rackspace

2 days ago

Senior Partner Programs Manager – new

Rackspace San Antonio, TX

The Sr. Global Partner Program Managerwill be responsible for leading a team and building and developing scalable global partner programs including… Rackspace

9 days ago

Front-End Software Developer in Test

Rackspace San Antonio, TX

Do you believe in the power of Open Source? Were you the kid that took apart the family TV not just to see how it worked but because you thought you… Rackspace

30+ days ago

Application Administrator IV

Rackspace San Antonio, TX

Advanced technical/product knowledge. Knows whom to contact internally for escalations. Works as initial point of escalation between support and… Rackspace

30+ days ago

Windows Nimbus Engineer

Rackspace San Antonio, TX

Rackspace is currently looking for outstanding Windows Nimbus Engineer to join our world class team. The Rackspace Windows SE is involved in… Rackspace

30+ days ago

Windows Support Systems Engineer

Rackspace San Antonio, TX

Rackspaceis currently looking for outstanding Windows Support Systems Engineer (SSE) to join our world class support teams. The Rackspace Windows SSE… Rackspace

30+ days ago

Windows Systems Engineer

Rackspace Blacksburg, VA

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY: Responsible for the architectural design and development of hardware, software, and the networking systems. Provides an… Rackspace

30+ days ago

Sales Trainer

Rackspace San Antonio, TX

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY: Teaches classes on techniques of selling products and/or services for new and intermediate-level sales reps. Prepares… Rackspace

30+ days ago

Full Stack Developer, Cloud Office

Rackspace San Antonio, TX

Full Stack Developer, Cloud Office Rackspace is looking for a Full Stack Developer to join our Cloud Office Organization - to be a key technical… Rackspace

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    A disappointing decline

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Austin, TX

    I worked at Rackspace full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO


    There are many talented, hard-working people at Rackspace and you may get to work with them. Some of the tech they work on is new and interesting, and working for Rackspace is (currently) seen as good experience on a resume. Depending on your team, you may be able to maintain a relatively sane work-life balance.


    Rackspace has never been known for competitive pay and their raises leave much to be desired. The culture that people came and stayed for is now gone, thanks to the new CEO. Many benefits have been cut or removed (including stipends for teams to have events, spending on conferences and learning opportunities, and sabbaticals). There was also a rash of layoffs at the start of 2015 without any transparency as to why we were laying off hundreds of people, except that it was not related to job performance.

    Although I was lucky enough to have an exceptional manager, many do not - and middle management is as bloated as always with people who were not given a technical career track option and have no aptitude for management. Expectations of managers have continued to be poorly defined (should I be a people manager, a technical manager, or an individual contributor?) and there are very few who can accomplish all three objectives well. Politics are absolutely rampant now - promotion decisions are made in bars and hallway discussions and do a disservice to the company by continuing to promote people who are better at canoodling than running an effective organization.

    Work-life balance depends entirely on your team and manager. There are a lot of incompetent and/or lazy people who have made their way into the company during previous growth phases and Rackspace does a poor job of asking those people to leave. "A" players are often forced to work the extra hours to make up for their lackluster team mates in the spirit of "fanaticism". Truly fanatical Rackers have burned out and left.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the core values and culture, or pay your employees well enough that they stop caring.

    Get rid of middle managers who are clearly not meant for management, or give them individual contributor opportunities where they can successful.

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