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"Super high growth environment with all the good and bad that comes with it"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Lots of opportunity given high growth
Collaborative culture means you get a voice
Open book environment means lots of information shared

Cons

High growth means lots of org changes and shifts
High growth also means lots of urgent projects and not enough time for forward thinking efforts

Advice to Management

add process where you need it; don't add it where you don't - finding the right balance is key and hard.

Other Employee Reviews for Rackspace

  1. Helpful (2)

    "I think there is a place and a time"

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator II in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator II in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Many technical people
    Free soft drinks

    Cons

    Lack of communication, company wide
    Many layers of management

    Advice to Management

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


  2. Helpful (3)

    "It's still great despite losing some of the culture that made it special."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

    Excellent work/life balance.
    Talented Rackers are recognized and developed quickly.
    Management is mostly receptive to ideas.
    There's a lot of flexibility in career pathing.
    It's a generally friendly and respectful environment.

    Cons

    The company has had growing pains which have stifled some of the culture and innovation.
    Management is slow to get rid of low-performing Rackers, which causes a drain on morale for high-performers.

    Advice to Management

    In order for the company to flourish long-term, it has to be more agile. Automation should be priority number one.

    Middle Management needs to be more decisive and start cutting the dead weight employees. It causes disengagement for the people that actually care when there is no discipline for repeated underperformance.

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