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Fun showing up to work and seeing so many smiles

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

Innovative, fun and great place to work. Smart co-workers and a leader in hot market. Strong values and culture that company strives hard to maintain.

Cons

Growing pains and my organization has been so focused on tactical work that it has lost sight of strategic work but that is looking to change.

Advice to Management

Get rid of management and leadership that are not performing sooner rather than later.

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    Current Employee - Software Developer III in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Developer III in Austin, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Culture is number one. Rackspace selects people who are passionate and want to do good. Community involvement is plenty. Work life balance is very good. Learning opportunities are abundant and employees are encouraged to grow.

    Cons

    Cross-teams project to launch a certain release is often badly managed. No one understands the overall technical picture. No one was put responsible. Thus when there's an issue, it took a long time to finally identify the problem.

    Advice to Management

    Less re-active. Less churn to allow developers to be subject matter experts on something, before moving them around to other projects.

  2. Helpful (5)

    Culture only matters at the corporate office, everywhere else it's non existant

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    Former Employee - Datacenter Operations Technician in Grapevine, TX
    Former Employee - Datacenter Operations Technician in Grapevine, TX

    I worked at Rackspace full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Full time work, a steady paycheck. Great location if you live in Tarrant or Dallas county but limited by geographical locations otherwise.

    Cons

    No room for advancement unless you wish to move to San Antonio. Leadership asks for complete honesty then retaliates when it is given instead of listening to the honest and candid comments of their employees. Salary is below industry standard. When a worker is unhappy they are replaced instead of engaged in conversation.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership is a skill just like any other. Taking the best technician on the floor and making them a team lead or manager doesn't make them a leader. Pay more attention to your remote sites. Seeing all the perks that the staff at the home office enjoy like play time, free breakfast and such is degrading to the staff at the remote sites who don't get to enjoy all the freebies.

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