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Growing, growing, growing

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Marketing  in  Scottsdale, AZ
Current Employee - Marketing in Scottsdale, AZ

Pros

Lot of opportunities for growth
New investment partners helping drive the company strategy
Good Benefits

Cons

Insane deadlines
A lot of late hours and overtime is expected by management in many departments.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Starts out great and then....

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Initially, I started with GoDaddy shortly before a holiday. I watched someone win a large television. Great first impression.

    Cons

    Income earned, or, up selling, is required. Don't sell, you will be terminated. The work environment is sales based but commission is not earned or given, instead bonuses are gifted. Then means is it is very possible to have your bonus removed for a variety of reasons, under the guise of not meeting "expectations". Over time these standards change, so remember, "change is the GoDaddy way". Expect to lose your bonus at some point in time.

    Work environment is 24/7 so to get a holiday off you must request far enough in advance with your vacation time. No vacation, then you must work the holiday. Too many people request the holiday off before you, expect to work the holiday. Call in sick and earn demerits.

    The rules of the day are hard and fast. If you come in late due to some well published freeway accident expect to earn demerits.

    There are around 2000 employees in the Phoenix area, but, I believe somewhere between 20-30 THOUSAND people have been employed at GoDaddy. This is around a 90% turnover rate. These numbers are estimates because GoDaddy being a privately held company is not required to release the data. I expect these numbers to be disputed. If you do seek employment at GoDaddy just ask how many employees are in the Phoenix/Iowa centers and then look at your employee number.

    Image is everything at GoDaddy. Smile, be positive, tote the company line or you do not get into the "good ole boys club".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with respect. Train the supervision. I have no problem with GoDaddy being a for profit corporation but realize that your employees are management's customers. Teach and train management to do right by their customers, the employees they manage. We are not in the military and theory X management has been proven to be ineffective.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    A perfect example of how NOT to run a business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ

    Pros

    Headquarters are in Scottsdale AZ, which is a beautiful city to live in. The holiday party at the end of the year is a blast, but will only last as long as Bob Parsons is willing and able to pay for it himself.

    Cons

    The travel policy is horrible. You will often find yourself in a situation where you won't have a place to sleep. The travel policy states that the preferred method of booking travel is to use a "PCard." However, when you apply for a PCard, you will be declined if you're not at the executive level. The Security department is hell bent on catching employees doing something they consider to be insecure. You will be reprimanded the moment you go outside of their strict policy no matter how harmless it is. Talented employees either quit, or are let go, and useless ones are promoted or moved into a position where they can do less damage. This results in a lot of high paid individuals who have a difficult time getting the most basic tasks completed accurately and on time. The motto of upper management seems to be "keep your head down and mouth shut." Bringing new ideas to the table, or suggesting improvements will only result in a target being placed on your back. There is a very strong "Good ol' Boy" network of leaders that are impervious to new talent, ideas, or rational thinking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When your most talented employee is providing you a solution, don't dismiss it because it wasn't your idea.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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