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Good company if you are managers

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

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

Pros

Great work life balance and good company culture. Great working environment as co-workers are treated as family and friends.

Cons

Lots of B or C-players in the company. Lack of career growth opportunity if you are not managers. Most managers are very young (less than 30 years old) and all are only good at talking and meeting; not managing.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Better career path for software developers. Better pick A-players to the company. Start innovate and stop play catch-up with competitors.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Great Company to work for.

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

    I have been working at Rackspace full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Relaxed yet challenging environment. Engages in creative thinking, and project ownership. Solid foundation of core values.

    Cons

    It's in Texas. Benefits can be better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great vision, Great goals, problems w/middle management.

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

    I have been working at Rackspace full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You can't help but stay motivated and feel good when you hear the Senior Leadership Team speak, very focused, and very committed to the success of the company, the SLT keeps me going.
    Free soft-drinks, very casual atmosphere, great laid-back vibe to the company.

    Cons

    As someone else said, if you're not on great terms with your direct manager, you will never advance. . SLT is too far removed from the many issues with middle-management, and honestly probably unable to fix many of the problems at that level without causing more chaos. Pay is lower than average, core values are NOT exercised by some in middle-management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop better relationships with your middle-managers and you will see the holes, provide a way for employees to discuss issues at this level, offer direct communications as needed with employees when issues are not resolved with their managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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