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A great place for a career if you can make yourself stand out and stick to its core values

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Network Security Administrator I in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Network Security Administrator I in Austin, TX

I have been working at Rackspace full-time (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Rackspace likes to maintain it's startup-like culture. Casual dress, free food everywhere, free sodas, fun team outings, etc. But most of all, I would have to say the best part of this company is the caliber of employees they hire. This includes not only their skills but also their personality. You can be a very high level expert in a field but they won't hire you if you have the social skills of a brick. Real-work skills and experience are important that are relevant to your position.

Cons

Don't expect to start out with a high salary here. You will have to earn your place at the company for the first couple of years, but after that you'll be rewarded handsomely. The one best mitigator is the large amount of vacation. We get 20 core vacation days on top of every single Federal holiday.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Awesome Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Linux Systems Engineer II in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Linux Systems Engineer II in San Antonio, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Love coming to work every day.
    Able to work with bleeding edge technology.
    Working on problems no one else has faced.
    Great relaxed environment

    Cons

    Politics are quite heavy especially when looking for a raise/promotion.
    The environment can be quite loud making it difficult to concentrate.
    Don't keep up with the rest of the industry on pay scale.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more to keep you talent.
    Have more attractive offices to attract the better talent (Austin, LA, SF, Seattle, etc)

  2. Fanatical 90% of the time

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

    I have been working at Rackspace full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Core Values
    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

    Cons

    nothing perfect all the time

    Advice to Management

    keep on listening to Rackers

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