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Helpful (1)

7 years of watching this place grow

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Storage in San Antonio, TX
Current Employee - Storage in San Antonio, TX
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

You can re-create yourself here. The opportunities to move forward with your career in really in your own hands.

Cons

We are (in some areas) slowly becoming that big company. Not all change is good.

Advice to Management

Remember pre 8-8-8!!!

Other Employee Reviews for Rackspace

  1. Helpful (7)

    The culture is gone

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rackspace full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Rackspace tries to implement the "old" culture by bringing in slides and things that they believe will make it look like it's a fun environment, when in reality it isn't. They do have a coffee shop that is really good though...

    Cons

    Management no longer cares about their employees, and is actively trying to slim down the workforce through attrition, which was told to me by HR. They no longer care about keeping good talent but would rather have them leave and bring in people they can pay less for. If you're looking to change position, you should look outside the company as the entire company is on a hiring freeze as was also told to me by HR. You are no longer rewarded for bringing up ideas or having a voice, now you are yelled at or berated by your manager, and when you speak up HR takes the side of management even though you have a recording of your manager yelling at you. I actually had to start recording my one on one's to have proof that the harassment was happening, and still HR didn't care.

    Advice to Management

    Actually care about your employees and their concerns, don't just dismiss them. Don't yell or berate them, especially in front of other employees which my manager did several times, and not even to myself. Also, they need to read up on rules and regulations about hiring. Just because a woman can get pregnant or wants to have a baby is NOT a good reason to dismiss her application for hiring onto the team. I hope Graham can turn things around and fix a lot of these issues as I have faith in him, he's a good person.


  2. good place to work and grow your skillsets.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Security Administrative I in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Network Security Administrative I in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    they encourage and help you grow in your career

    Cons

    raises are hard to come by. If you want a raise you have to level up which requires additional work.


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