Rackspace Reviews

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35 Reviews

3.9
35 Reviews
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Graham Weston
32 Ratings

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Pros
  • Culture is amazing and I've never had more a better work/life balance (in 25 reviews)

  • Great culture and endless opportunities (if you earn them) (in 30 reviews)


Cons
  • Middle management is the worst I've seen in my career in most departments (in 30 reviews)

  • Work life balance can be a challenge - not nearly as bad as Amazon (in 10 reviews)

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Challenging, unique experiences you won't find anywhere else

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Linux Systems Administrator III  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Linux Systems Administrator III in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Rackspace

    Pros

    Exposure to a multitude of unique problems and situations. You will have to wade through an obscene amount of email tickets, but you will have those gems that stick out. You have opportunities to get industry certifications (RHCE, CMDBA, MSCE, CCNA, etc.) that will help you down the road.

    Cons

    I feel the culture diminished significantly when the company went public, though some irresponsible employees helped. If you're not working days, your workload will be significantly higher, despite the cited breakdown of servers per employee.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    I think there is a place and a time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator II  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator II in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Rackspace

    Pros

    Many technical people
    Free soft drinks

    Cons

    Lack of communication, company wide
    Many layers of management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good intentions to grow, but when you do it too quickly, you miss many important details.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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