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Friends and Family - Fun and Frantic

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Current Employee - Product Manager  in  San Antonio, TX
Current Employee - Product Manager in San Antonio, TX

I have been working at Rackspace full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Love the Rackers. They're passionate, smart and fun!
The opportunities for Rackspace as a company are huge - market is open and abundant.
Career advancement to a leadership role is a political game as with most companies.
Technical career advancement at Rackspace is limited only by your own ability to learn!

Cons

Execution issues on strategy create the biggest obstacles to success.
New incoming leaders/VPs fail to inspire their teams and lack the passion for the customer.
Not many women or diversity in leadership roles. No women or diversity in the executive leadership or on the board. Come on guys - don't be afraid of having diversity in your discussions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stay true to the vision of being the world's greatest service company. Technology + Fanatical Support for the win!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer II  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer II in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Rackspace full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits (besides Health, dental, vision etc)... A "get the job done" attitude; family orientated. Instead of building a new campus, they bought a MALL... and it has a slide... Rackers focus on customers and don't really care about anything else. It's all about the customer.

    Cons

    It is ALL about the customer. Internal IT is a hated place to work. All of the other Rackers can do your job better. If you don't make $$$ for Rackspace, your views and opinions on cost cutting and efficiencies are ignored.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is working FOR Rackspace, and then there is working AT Rackspace. There shouldn't be a difference.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    It's just a paycheck

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    Current Employee - Programmer
    Current Employee - Programmer

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

    Pros

    Get to wear shorts at work. Rackspace seems to be doing well. Bonuses are good.

    Cons

    Unrealistic deadlines from clueless management. Unworthy promotions. Tired of seeing the same mistakes again and again. Haven't seen much improvement in four years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote the good people and fire the bad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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