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"Formerly a great company. Vision lost in the shuffle"

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Former Employee - Business Development Consultant in San Antonio, TX
Former Employee - Business Development Consultant in San Antonio, TX
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good money. Decent benefits. Great resume builder. Industry leader. Well known name. Brilliant executive leadership. Culture still remains within few segments.

Cons

Management is far below industry standard. People have not earned spots such as VP titles. Very little pride on the sales side of the business.

Advice to Management

Take more time to focus on all segments of the business. An organization boasting of their culture should have this vision throughout.

Other Employee Reviews for Rackspace

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great... but not sure if its a keeper"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture, extremely laid back - but your best is expected. There are people in every team who hold their teammates accountable for quality work. Management tries to promote from within, so for the most part they are connected with what the needs of the team are.

    Cons

    compensation, compensation, compensation. Raises are a joke, small bumps are insulting - if there isn't enough money in the pot for a decent raise, then shell out stock and a hefty bonus.

    Advice to Management

    I understand when the company was smaller, it was cheaper to let a heavyweight go and train up a new person. Now that the company is getting bigger $1B revenue means this is now the big leagues. You need to pay better to keep your top people, who else is going to keep your culture alive? If the average senior sysad or Engineer is only staying 3-4 years, you are losing culture and valuable experience when they move along to a competitor. 9 out of 10 rackers will tell you they LOVE this company, but at the end of the day people are going to go where the money is. Right now its a good time to be an experienced IT professional, step up or lose out.


  2. "One of the best places to work! Get on-board while we're hiring!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic leadership by Graham and Lanham
    Laid back environment
    Many on the job perks
    Competitive benefits
    Profit sharing and bonuses (based on performance review)
    Peer and management performance reviews to offer helpful feedback and incentivise fanatical effort

    Cons

    Communication has been complicated at times
    Growth has been rampant, so changes are very common

    Advice to Management

    We need the VP level management to be as competent as our Director level management- get rid of the busybodies and promote successful, technically inclined management up.

    Keep up the great work!

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