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Rackspace Overview

San Antonio, TX
5001 to 10000 employees
1998
Company - Private
Information Technology
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
Rackspace (NYSE: RAX), the #1 managed cloud company, helps businesses tap the power of cloud computing without the complexity and cost of managing it on their own. Rackspace engineers deliver specialized expertise, easy-to-use tools, and Fanatical Support® ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to make computing simple and powerful for businesses.

Our vision is to be recognized as one of the world's greatest service companies.


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2014 (#30), 2013 (#15), 2012 (#12), 2010 (#40)

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    Former Employee - Software Developer III in San Antonio, TX
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    Pros

    Great culture and a number of world class developers, designers, managers, and teams there that really pushed me professionally and who were truly a joy to work with. Depending on your team, Rackspace has a great remote-friendly culture as well. They have done a good job of recruiting talent and have nationally competitive benefits/pay.

    Cons

    Depending on the organization within the company, women developers have few (or sometimes no) peers. Career paths are pretty rigidly defined, and if you don't fit easily into a certain box and happen to belong to a marginalized group, chances are that opportunities won't be created for you the way they are for your peers. When management expected me to take on management duties without a raise or title in an environment that was rife with political battles, I decided I'd do better to grow my career elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Help teams move in a common direction. Too often I worked on teams who, though not in overt or direct competition with each other, were working on projects with competing objectives. Duplicate work, lack of shared strategy and vision, and squabbling among middle management contributed to a lot of pain and frustration for talented team members when I was there.

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Rackspace Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Rackspace (San Antonio, TX) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Submitted my resume online, got a call from a recruiter that lasted about 15 minutes. Next was an email asking me to do a hireu video interview .. awkward and I thought I had bombed at that point. Next a week or so later got an email saying the team would like to interview me. Did a panel (3) interview over the phone and two days later a call to say they'd like to offer me the position.

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Rackspace Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune Best Tech Workplaces, Fortune, 2017
  • Fortune's 50 Best Workplaces for Parents, Fortune, 2017
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