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"Fun to work, nice people in this place"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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Approves of CEO

Pros

great company culture. honest management level people.

Cons

pay lower than average compare to the same industry.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Fast paced craziness filled with passionate people who really care."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are amazing. Family is important. Lanham Napier (CEO) is awesome - he sincerely believes that Rackers are the key to the company's success.
    Core Values matter at Rackspace. It makes it easy to weed out the Rackers who don't fit - and there are some.

    Cons

    Transparency is great from the leaders but middle management tend to muddy the message and create confustion.
    Lots of new VPs recently who are struggling to embrace the Core Values. Rackers tend to reject this type of leadership. Message to new VPs: Embrace it or go home.
    This industry is fast paced and constantly adjusting. If you can't keep up, you will get run over.

    Advice to Management

    Too many VPs lately. Are the salary ranges for Director level positions so misaligned with the market that you have to hire to the next salary band?
    Promote internally. If you can't, it's because you aren't training and investing in Rackers today.
    Minorities and women are under-represented in leadership. Diversity encourages more complete thinking.
    Stan Slap - really? Did Stan write that survey at Starbucks right before he was suppose to email it out?
    Managers should be trained BEFORE they actually manage people. Don't leave a bad manager in place because you can't back fill their role. They just do more damage. Acknowledge a mistake and protect your Rackers before they have no choice but to quit!
    Rackers love Rackspace. They believe in Rackspace. Continue to be honest and transparent about the journey ahead and they will not disappoint.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "A great place to work and learn !"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People | Exposure to technology | Great Team Leaders | Great company events | Made a lot of good friends while there

    Cons

    expected to do a lot of overtime | work-life balance issues | pay under market rate | moving from a medium to a large business model | a lot of teams are turning to the call center type approach

    Advice to Management

    Start listening to the people that on the front lines . a lot of senior managers feel too secure in their positions, they forget that they're here to lead ...

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