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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.

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  1. 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


  2. Great place experience Work + Culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Database Administrator in San Antonio, TX
    Current Contractor - Database Administrator in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Rackspace as a contractor (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Advanced Technologies, Cloud, great Atmosphere and culture, amazing work place.

    Cons

    not many cons...
    Just the location, would have been great if the head quarters is in a big city


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