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Failing due to middle management

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

I worked at Rackspace (more than 8 years)

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Project Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager III in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager III in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Very casual environment where people foster collaboration. It's easy to make friends, and there are lots of opportunities to volunteer in the community. They also have a Recreational Center which is free to employees, with spinning, aerobic and crossfit classes. Vendors are on site serving food each day, so makes it easy for employees at lunch time.

    Cons

    The time off and medical benefits are decent and competitive with the market. Work life balance is encouraged, but not always followed well because the overwhelming amount of work which needs to be accomplished, and at the pace leadership wants. My usual work week is 50 hours. There is also CONSTANT change - reorganizations, reprioritizing of goals, etc. Change fatigue is high, and if you are not a flexible person, this is not the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the tools employees need to do their jobs well (such as stable development, testing and preprod environments), as well as allow time for employees to develop products and programs right, and with quality. It also helps to avoid burnout of employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    I love this place

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

    I have been working at Rackspace full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Vacation time is incredible.
    Comp is good
    Leadership is great
    Its an innovative company

    Cons

    Things move fast and you have to be able to adapt to change well or you won't survive. I see people flame out regularly because they need a slower pace.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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