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Great company - going to Good?

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Current Employee - Concerned Racker in San Antonio, TX
Current Employee - Concerned Racker in San Antonio, TX

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great people and a great industry full of potential growth and innovation

Cons

Growth and external pressures are serious forces to be dealt with and challenging the culture. Very young and inexperienced SLT that has bounced left/right repeatedly and drug the company/Rackers through a difficult patch for the past 2 years

Advice to Management

What got you here won't get you there.....the things that worked in the past 16 years are not what's going to get Rackspace to the next level of growth. Focus and invest on what we do well, then go execute like madmen/women to get it done. Pick a path and go hard - don't waffle or choose multiple paths and become the proverbial "inch deep and a mile wide". No one wins that game.

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  1. Overall company is great, has a laid back atmosphere, and is a fun place to work.

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    Former Employee - Windows Systems Administrator II in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Windows Systems Administrator II in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Rackspace full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of training available, fun environment, pretty good benefits.

    Cons

    Not a big fan of peer ranking systems and promotions being dependent on them. Not much room for advancing in career or pay. Salaries are ok, but a lot of other companies pay 20-35% higher for the same positions. Seems like for the young, single professiona straight out of college, this is the perfect place to work. But if you have long-term career goals that include advancing in position or pay-scale, or you have a family to provide for, you might want to look elsewhere or consider this a starter job.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your employees for their hard work with more opportunities for advancement. Focus more on overall employee morale rather than making the office fun. All the fun and games won't make a difference if the employees don't feel their hard work is recognized and appreciated.


  2. Love this place!!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 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

    Cooperative, Collaborative, Stregnths-Oriented, Service-Focused culture

    Cons

    rapidly growing, changing company still in its infancy. Additional process, procedure, structure needed to help company scale more effectively


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