GoDaddy Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
288 Reviews
3.1
288 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Benefits (Although it will take you at least 90 days to get them) (in 30 reviews)

  • Good hourly base pay, good benefits if you're single (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • Transitioning from the call center to corporate is extremely difficult to do (in 24 reviews)

  • Though, given the amount of time it's been since I was there - that may have changed (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Exciting work, great people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Database Administrator
    Current Employee - Database Administrator

    I have been working at GoDaddy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    What's great about GoDaddy is the scale of everything. Everything is big, complicated, and built to be reliable. There is no better place to perfect your technical skills.

    Cons

    This is a very demanding job, and the hours are intense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engineering on call rotations are too short and exhausting.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    GoDaddy Entry Level Employee

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internet Sales and Service Consultant in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Internet Sales and Service Consultant in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at GoDaddy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a decent place to work. From my knowledge not exceptional compared to other companies of this kind.

    Cons

    As others have said, you need to provide technical support while trying to sell, sell, sell.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One or the other. Tech support or sales.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Experience, Stressful, Excellent Learning Experiences.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Pros

    Been at GoDaddy for over 5yrs and it has been a great learning experience for sure. Benefits are awesome and the people are great as well. Plenty of opportunities to learn all kinds of new technology. GoDaddy has been very good on training and continuing education benefits.

    Cons

    Growth here is difficult, as that when people into certain positions that makes it very tough to move into something else cause they tend to stay there for a while. Work life balance isn't too bad, expect a lot of on call and some late nights when things have to be fixed or updated. The job can be stressful at time, but the end it pays off. GoDaddy expects a lot from it's employees for sure, "Work Hard, Play Hard"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus on career advancement and opportunities, seems over the past few years it has been way more difficult to move up or into something more challenging and people tend to languish in a dead end position with no hopes of moving forward, this results in people looking for other jobs elsewhere and we lose good seasoned talent at that point.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    GoDaddy Response

    Oct 21, 2014Customer Care Talent Acquisition Director

    Thank you for the great feedback about career-pathing. We hear you loud and clear and are working to improve our internal career development programs.

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  5.  

    GREAT place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GoDaddy full-time

    Pros

    Great environment. I enjoyed the people, the pay and everything else

    Cons

    no cons, it was amazing to work here.

  6.  

    Great Internship experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at GoDaddy as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The sunnyvale office has many amenities available for you and the work environment was also very relaxed.

    Cons

    I didn't have any problems with my internship it was pretty fun.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Internet Sales and Service Consultant in Gilbert, AZ
    Current Employee - Internet Sales and Service Consultant in Gilbert, AZ

    I have been working at GoDaddy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    I didn't feel there was room for advancement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company working on becoming like everyone else

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Center Technician L2 in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Data Center Technician L2 in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Pros

    The company is making money

    Cons

    The company is staffing like they aren't making any money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company was really great to work for but your drive to corporatize the organization is making it difficult to be excited about working here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Incredible Journey

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    In the time that I've been with GoDaddy, I've seen the company evolved from just a few hundred people to the organization it is today. There have been a lot of changes, but at the core, I've always felt valued and appreciated for the work that I've put in. The company vision is sincere and everyone really is focused on helping small businesses. The people at GoDaddy are all there to get stuff done and work their butts off, but folks are appreciated (and compensated) well for it. Some reviews mention difficulty with work-life balance, but in my experience it's really been about making sure that my stuff was done or that things would get done while I was out and owning that outcome.

    Cons

    Lots of change so, if you're not ready for a seriously dynamic environment, it might not be the right place for you. If you enjoy a start up feel (with all the good and bad that entails) then it might be great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening to people and being transparent. You can't please everyone all the time so don't follow the squeaky wheel either.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Support and Sales Representative in Hiawatha, IA
    Former Employee - Technical Support and Sales Representative in Hiawatha, IA

    I worked at GoDaddy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Incredible benefits. Insurance and 401k start from day 1. Good vacation time given.

    Cons

    Not worried about the customers. Email or servers could be down for days or more but we are pressured to sell because "these are people that don't ever call in"". Their main concern is not what works for the customer but what we could lock you in for. Leadership and HR are a joke to the titles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know the key thing right now is to make a good impression for investors with trying to make the company look good financially but take advantage of the great people that are there. And worry about fixing the products and the ability to support the products instead of just bringing out new products that people have to start all over to get.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't quit your other job until you passed the test after their unorganized one week school.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internet Sales & Service Consultant in Hiawatha, IA
    Former Employee - Internet Sales & Service Consultant in Hiawatha, IA

    I worked at GoDaddy full-time

    Pros

    The company has great benefits,

    Cons

    Poor training and communication with the trainers in the Hiawathia branch. Don't quite your other job until you to thru the training and passing the test. Their school doesn't teach you to be successful in the test they give you after a one week school (was a two week school). They keep telling you people with MBA's don't past the test. There is a problem if smart educated people can't pass the test! If you've hired someone that you think is right for your company you don't let them go because they failed a test (that they took serious)- you've not done your job as an employer if they failed.
    You have to start at the bottom to work up to the job your interested in and qualified for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at your school ranch the manual was out of date with old information and not the current in it. And have the class more geared to using and becoming more familiar with the search engines you what them to use and be tested on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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