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"Got too big. Top heavy."

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Former Employee - Sales in San Antonio, TX
Former Employee - Sales in San Antonio, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Rackspace full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Loved my co-workers. Liked the old culture better.

Cons

Hated the politics and good ol boys club. Buddies got promoted based on being buddies not by their abilities or competence. Never ending restructuring of the sales org, increasing quotas, less leads, fewer accounts Sales leadership incompetence.

Advice to Management

To the C levels: Take a close look at your VP and Mid Level management staff and ask yourself are they the right players and how did they get into those positions? Are they bringing game changing leadership and ideas or merely going through the motions. Scrutinize the Q12 management surveys.
Do not accept mediocrity.

VP's and Mid Level managers: Pay attention to your MVP's. Respond to your Q12's with positive change. Cultivate the best from your teams.

Other Employee Reviews for Rackspace

  1. "Oracle tech"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Oracle Techie in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Oracle Techie in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rackspace full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Culture, freedom to explore technically

    Cons

    Not much -- I am very happy here having worked at many, many places

    Advice to Management

    I like what they are doing


  2. "Culture is key"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer V in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Developer V in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rackspace full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, great workplace environment. By its nature, Rackspace is always forward thinking when it comes to technology, so it's easy to keep bleeding edge, and strive to be ahead of the game.

    Cons

    My least favorite thing would have to be office location. Rackspace looks for the least expensive office space, which isn't always attractive to candidates.

    Advice to Management

    Make dedicated investments in real estate, looking at the attractiveness to potential employees, and listen to your employes plurality of wants when it comes to location.

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