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Helpful (6)

Great Team and Learning environment

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

There is ample room for personal growth as an Admin. Additionally, there are ample resources and some of the best Admins in the industry.

Cons

Some of the culture seems to be shifting from what it once was. This appears (at least to those I work with, myself included) due to pressure to conform to the Corporate environment we function in daily.

Advice to Management

Don't let the culture die and don't try to mask changes. One of the core values is TRANSPARENCY, let us not forget this.

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  1. Helpful (17)

    Failing due to middle management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Rackspace (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    The culture still tries hard to remain despite the struggles.

    Cons

    Middle management is corrupted. Unless you are part of the cool kids, you will never advance no matter how qualified you are. Current middle management has no concern for the company, only their status and their priority is keeping their positions no matter the cost. Too many long timers leaving because of this - and it's not a healthy place to work anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Executive leadership needs to open their eyes and listen to the employees who are fighting daily to keep the company together.


  2. Helpful (5)

    Not nearly as great as it was, but still good

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome office
    Many great peers
    Some excellent managers
    Excellent Core Values
    Pretty laid back
    Food trucks!!!
    Lots of open source
    Flexible focus of work
    Business is improving slowly

    Cons

    Upper management is often very political
    Core Values are rarely followed
    The really, really bad Rackers are not fired when they should be
    Tends to make managers out of people with no managerial experience at all
    Departments nickle and dime eachother
    Too many layers of management
    Rackspace culture gets worse and worse as time goes on

    Advice to Management

    Cut out two layers of management
    Consider Core Values in everything you do. They're plastered everywhere, yet you still ignore most of them!
    Focus Rackspace on what we do best and strip out the rest


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