Rackspace

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Rackspace – Why Work For Us?

Rackspace Hosting is the world’s leading specialist in hosting and cloud computing. The San Antonio-based company provides Fanatical Support® to its customers, across a portfolio of IT services, including Managed Hosting and Cloud Computing. Rackspace is also the founder of OpenStack™, an open source cloud platform with broad industry support, designed to offer cloud consumers greater choice. For more information, visit www.rackspace.com.

Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, we manage more than 59,000 servers from our various centers in Europe, Asia and North America. However, for our employees – we like to call them Rackers – the organization is much more than a product offering – it’s a culture.

Learn about the Rackspace culture at www.rackertalent.com/culture

It’s difficult to define what makes someone a Racker.  In fact, with such a wide variety of personalities and interests, we won’t even try to boil it down to a concrete description.

However, there a couple of similarities that all Rackers share.

Rackers are crazy about service!  For our customers, our shareholders and fellow Rackers, we dedicate ourselves to going above and beyond.  It’s a commitment we fondly refer to as Fanatical Support®.

The second trait that Rackers share is a passion for our Core Values.  They are, in essence, what makes a Racker a Racker.  Are you a “Racker to the Core”?

Learn about the Rackspace culture at www.rackertalent.com/culture

Fanatical Support® in all we do.

Results first, substance over flash.

Committed to Greatness

Full Disclosure and Transparency

Passion for our Work

Treat fellow Rackers like Friends and Family

 

Learn about the Rackspace culture at www.rackertalent.com/culture

Employees give a lot to Rackspace® and our customers.  The company likes to return the favor.

In addition to the refreshing experience of working with people who have a true passion for the future of our organization and the success of our customers, we know that benefits are important.

Below you will find a list of employee benefits that Rackers enjoy.  We are continuously assessing our benefits by talking to and surveying Rackers.  Ultimately, our goal is to provide benefits that are relevant and in demand by the people who make Rackspace unique and special.

  • Choice of 4 Medical Plans
  • Dental and Vision Plans
  • Life Insurance
  • 401K
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Flexible Hours
  • Profit Sharing
  • Rackspace University for Continuing Education and Training Classes
  • Free On-site Fitness Facility
  • Strengths-Based Culture and Employee Development
  • Supportive Work Environment

Moving to join Rackspace®?  We know the process can be stressful, very time consuming and full of unexpected surprises.

To help make that a seamless process for you, we’ve partnered with an amazing vendor to help every step of the way!

Relocation Synergy Group

Our partnership with RSG allows us to offer eligible candidates with a variety of relocation support options.

Some of these options include:

  • Relocation Counselor to guide you through the transition
  • Home Marketing Assistance
  • Household Goods Move Management
  • Area Orientation – so you can get to know your new surroundings faster!
  • Mortgage Assistance Program
  • Home/Apartment Finding Assistance
  • Interim Housing

If the position you are applying for includes relocation, be sure to inquire and learn more about how Relocation Synergy Group can assist you!

It’s not always easy to answer the question, “What is Rackspace?”  You see, Rackspace is much more than a company with a product or service – Rackspace feels more like a mission.

As Rackers, we embrace this mission and it’s obvious when you get to know our teams and why we do what we do.

Learn about the Rackspace culture at www.rackertalent.com/culture

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great please to learn how to make things at scale

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Software Developer in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Rackspace full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You will be exposed to some of the largest deployments in the world, and learn how to make them scale up. There is lots of opportunity for growth. If you work hard and are good at what you do you can move up quickly. If you get bored and like to move around there is plenty of opportunity for that too. The people are great and generally speaking have a good attitude and enjoy being at work. Every team I have been on was very close and most former and current team members will be friends for life.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work life balance can be difficult. The internet is NEVER closed. Make sure to maximize your salary before you start because if you start with a low salary its difficult to get it corrected. Ive seen many people leave for money only to return 6 months to a year later because it was the only way they could get their salary corrected. It also seems like if you dont work on something directly related to OpenStack or support you can be treated like a 2nd class citizen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your current employees salaries so they dont feel like they have to leave to get what they are worth.

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Rackspace Interviews

Updated Nov 17, 2014
Updated Nov 17, 2014

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    Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Rackspace in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    I am very disappointed with the professionalism of our local Rackspace recruiters (San Antonio, TX). There have been two times where I was scheduled to have a phone interview with one of the recruiters, which required me to take time from my regular work day. BOTH times (these were two separate applications) he did not call at the appointed time, nor did he bother to send at least a professional form letter explaining that we would not be interviewing.

    If this is the level of professionalism displayed by Rackspace, I will feel blessed that I have not been able to interview; & will henceforth understand part of the reason why there are always SO many open positions with this company. I just wanted to share in case this is happening often, & someone at Rackspace cares about the level of professionalism shown to potential employees. As for me, I will never again seek to be a 'racker'.

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Rackspace Awards & Accolades

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100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2014
Employees' Choice -50 Best Places to work, Glassdoor, 2013
Magic Quadrant Leader Recognition for Managed Hosting, North America, Gartner, 2013
Best companies to work for, Fortune, 2011
Best Companies to Work for in Texas (Large), Best Companies Group, 2010
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Additional Info

Website www.rackspace.com
Headquarters San Antonio, TX
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1998
Type Company - Public (RAX)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

Fanatical Support® has made Rackspace the #1 managed cloud company. They deliver enterprise-class managed cloud infrastructures to businesses of all sizes and kinds around the world. Founded in 1998, they now host hundreds of thousands of customers worldwide. Rackspace combines public cloud, private cloud, and dedicated bare metal computing to provide the perfect infrastructure for each customer’s specific needs. And, the Rackspace Hybrid Cloud is powered by OpenStack® and backed by Fanatical Support. With nine data centers around the globe from the United States to London... More

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