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Formerly a great company. Vision lost in the shuffle

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Former Employee - Business Development Consultant in San Antonio, TX
Former Employee - Business Development Consultant in San Antonio, TX

I worked at Rackspace

Pros

Good money. Decent benefits. Great resume builder. Industry leader. Well known name. Brilliant executive leadership. Culture still remains within few segments.

Cons

Management is far below industry standard. People have not earned spots such as VP titles. Very little pride on the sales side of the business.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take more time to focus on all segments of the business. An organization boasting of their culture should have this vision throughout.

Doesn't Recommend
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    One of the best places to work! Get on-board while we're hiring!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Rackspace

    Pros

    Fantastic leadership by Graham and Lanham
    Laid back environment
    Many on the job perks
    Competitive benefits
    Profit sharing and bonuses (based on performance review)
    Peer and management performance reviews to offer helpful feedback and incentivise fanatical effort

    Cons

    Communication has been complicated at times
    Growth has been rampant, so changes are very common

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need the VP level management to be as competent as our Director level management- get rid of the busybodies and promote successful, technically inclined management up.

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    Great place, but some aspects are hyped up.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Rackspace

    Pros

    Technical people are looked upon favorably.
    Lots of opportunity to advance skillset on the job.
    You can actually reach upper level people (CEO, chairman, etc).
    There is indeed free soda, coffee, and tea.
    It seems that leveling up within a position is quite consistent and regular (e.g. support 1 -> support 2).

    Cons

    Gym is composed of solely of machines and dumbbells (no barbells for people who want to lift weights).
    The "cafe" mentioned is non-existent as far as I can tell.
    Free snacks is limited to apples and bananas.
    There is no official carpool program, although they list this as a perk (in fact, from what I observed there is no employee carpool, just friends who carpool).
    Rackspace University is geared towards IT and Management/Business, with other classes taking a backseat or not being held.
    On-site health services means free health screenings every so often.
    Career progression can be slow if you want to move up positions (e.g. support -> network).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I notice that the company is being run in such a way that it seems that the primary intent is for execs and other leaders to be able to exercise their stock options and sell at a good price, while at the same time giving employees a poor stock purchase plan. I think one of the biggest pieces of non-financial evidence is the fact that Napier spends a lot of time courting the media. This makes me feel unsure about the future of the company and whether leadership and employees interests are aligned.

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    Disapproves of CEO
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