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- "Great Benefits (Although it will take you at least 90 days to get them)" (in 368 reviews)
- "The people are great and some of the work was challenging and I learned so much." (in 169 reviews)
- "Great culture and community with lot of fun incentives and freebies." (in 155 reviews)
- "The pay is good for an entry level position and it used to have a lot of room for growth." (in 153 reviews)
- "Good work life balance and you can take a lot of vacation" (in 80 reviews)
- "poor management and work styles" (in 110 reviews)
- "Poor leadership and overly aggressive strategy." (in 49 reviews)
- "You have a few good managers and if you're lucky, you overlap with them." (in 46 reviews)
- "No training or options to express concern only thru here" (in 45 reviews)
- "No Bonus and increment cycles" (in 42 reviews)
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- 1.0Jun 11, 2020Business ManagerFormer Employee, less than 1 year
Health insurance, commuter benefits, coffee, tea, snacks
There are remininents of the classic super bowl ads that continue to define and sadly, drive a big part of Godaddy’s culture. Don’t expect to work on cutting-edge technology or projects that might be innovative, impactful. Totally expect to be constantly fire-fighting at work and putting out fires. Large presence in Iowa and Arizona makes godaddy’s culture unlike what you find in tech on the West Coast. Diversity is low and inclusivity is scarce at Godaddy. Most leaders exhibit a preference for people who fit certain racial profile. If you look/sound different and don’t fit ‘the profile’, there is a good chance that you will be treated differently. The quality of projects and growth opportunities you get will be determined through that and not your enthusiasm, talent or how driven you are. Unfortunately, racial bias is so deep-rooted in godaddy’s culture that it impacts the success of business. Imagine walking into a workplace everyday with - lack of transparency when it comes to cascading information, perpetual instability in org structure and constant struggle to get one honest word out of a manager or org leader. A culture where people are penalized for asking questions, challenging ideas using data and facts or logic in business discussions and expected to be “Yes Sir/Yes Ma’am” people. There is no active implementation of policies to ensure fair treatment or mitigate biases. The HR don’t bother to introduce themselves, let alone make themselves available to employees. Incidents that involve coworkers spewing comments about culturally diverse coworkers like “Oh s/he doesn’t understand the our culture in this country..” or “English is not his/her first language..” are not uncommon. Such incidents are common and unfortunately frequent in some teams. Diversity workforce are more often than not treated poorly. Not all teams are as toxic but please research well before you decide to join one. Having personally experience a lot of this and also watching some of my coworkers go through it I can only suggest that maybe find another place that values basic human values.7
- 1.0Mar 27, 2023Customer Development TeamFormer Employee, more than 1 yearPhoenix, AZ
Decent job for new workers: If you're just starting out in the workforce, this company could be a good place to gain experience and learn new skills. Good benefits: The company offers good benefits to its employees, which could include health insurance, paid time off, retirement plans, and more.
Overwhelming metrics: The company has a lot of metrics to keep track of, which can be difficult to manage. Even if you are not computer savvy, your leader will find a way to hold you accountable for your work through paperwork. Corporate culture: The company seems to have a corporate culture that values loyalty and drinking the 'Kool-Aid', while ignoring real issues such as underpaid employees. Lack of transparency: The company's leaders do not address the real issues, which can be frustrating for employees. Lack of privacy: The company monitors its employees' conversations on Slack and other platforms, which can create a culture of mistrust and paranoia. Low pay and commission rates: The company pays its employees low wages and provides low commission rates, which can be demotivating for new employees. Layoffs and paycuts: The company has a history of random layoffs and paycuts, which can be unsettling for employees who are trying to build a stable career. Lack of support for personal or family-related issues: The company is not accommodating when it comes to sick leave or bereavement leave, which can be a major source of stress and dissatisfaction for employees dealing with personal or family-related issues. This can ultimately affect their performance and morale.3GoDaddy Response8mo
We’re sorry to hear that your experience did not go as expected. We are committed to providing equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and strive to take care of our employees, first and foremost. We have a number of feedback methods, and encourage anyone that would like to learn more to reach out to their leader or HR representative. If anyone is experiencing a situation not aligned with GoDaddy’s values, we absolutely want to hear about it so we can address it. We take these concerns very seriously. For employees that feel like this hasn’t happened, please reach out to our 24x7x365 Ethics Helpline www.godaddy.com/ethicshelpline, which can be used anonymously. We are committed to promptly and thoroughly investigating all complaints and taking appropriate action in response. Wishing you the best of luck in your future endeavors.
- 5.0Jul 26, 2016Software EngineerCurrent EmployeeKirkland, WA
Very family oriented Great mission of supporting small business owners around the globe Engaging and awesome culture Plenty to do Engineering Pros: Common Agile practices throughout company with solid training Open and diverse set of approved languages to work with Lots of problems to be solved with time and space to solve them. Awesome GoDaddy only tech conference every year with bi annual company hackathons
Varies by department and job. Lots of re-orgs but thankfully doesn't really effect the teams more fun for middle managers.GoDaddy Response8y
Thanks for sharing your experience at GoDaddy! It's great to hear that the development process and tools are enabling you to do your best work. As you know, the Kirkland location is growing quickly and that leads to great growth opportunities, though sometimes we re-org to make sure we have the best people in each role. We're glad to hear that it doesn't effect the team negatively. We aim to keep the communication train going with regular demo-fests and town hall meetings so that everyone can keep up with what is happening across the team and the company.
- 5.0Apr 9, 2021Internet Sales & Service ConsultantFormer Employee, more than 1 yearTempe, AZ
Great pay and benefits along with a modern, beautiful facility in Tempe, AZ.
Culture is a bit youthful and was evolving and reforming when Blake Irving stepped on as CEO
- 5.0Sep 3, 2014Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsTempe, AZ
I wake up every morning energized to come to work at GoDaddy - I feel like I have the BEST job in the world because of the way my manager makes me feel. I am empowered, supported, and given the tools and development I need to succeed and given the freedom to make mistakes (although I try to avoid them when I can!). I learn from everything and I am given the latitude to try new things. I love working at GoDaddy because of the challenging work and the PEOPLE. Our culture here is fun and the people are like family to me. I am always learning and constantly growing because of our amazing culture and the people here are supportive, fun, and intelligent. I am ALL IN because of the amazing culture, the opportunities to learn and grow, and because of the people. Great job opportunities. The culture and values at GoDaddy are positive and inspiring - we're here to make an impact and I feel a sense of pride.
We are still building our internal infrastructure - so we're scrappy - kind of like a start-up at scale. It's cool because you can make an impact and not feel like a COG in a wheel at a bigger tech company. GoDaddy still has a smaller-start-up feel - which I love.
- 1.0Jun 12, 2023Senior Business AnalystCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsLondon, England
pay is ok, offices are quite nice and remote is available if preferred
past few years so many leaders have left and culture is not in a good place. company is becoming more and more political with activists being promoted by leadership even if they are insulting to others. Teams are silo'd a lot... Even if you score high on an 9 box in mid-year and keep the pace up, you can be moved down with no real explanation, something akin to; 'that's where most people are'. not helpful, not even relevant to goals or your performance, just aggregated to fit the normal distribution. Poor management. Employees always told to consider total compensation when making comparisons (salary + bonus + equity). Equity has been questioned a lot but considering the how focal the HR department are leadership has had a hard time selling that as a plus when the share price has been stagnant for several years and in decline in real terms. So if you are getting a pay rise below inflation a bonus that is cut in half and share price hasn't moved the needle in 4 years I think its fair to say something needs to change to remain competitive.4GoDaddy Response6mo
Thanks for the feedback and sharing your experience with us. We're sorry to hear that your experience is not going as expected. We are committed to hearing all employee feedback, and will continue to work to improve the experience and benefits for all employees.
- 5.0Jan 29, 2023InternshipFormer Intern, less than 1 year
Great culture Interaction with business stakeholders to gain business knowledge All the important techstacks for Data Science
Seperate Enablement Stagnant work after sometime
- 4.0Feb 6, 2023Systems AdministratorCurrent EmployeeLos Angeles, CA
They make a real attempt at competing with other big Tech companies with benefits and culture
Do not pay as well as other big tech companies2GoDaddy Response10mo
Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback! At GoDaddy, we encourage all teammates to bring their true selves to work and provide honest feedback that will help us grow as a company. We value and consider all feedback to help us continue to evaluate and improve the #GoDaddyLife, and help you propel your career.
- 5.0Nov 5, 2018Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearAustin, TX
First thing--don't let the negative reviews stop you from considering MSH. I almost let the bad reviews stop me from taking the offer but I don't regret it for a second. I've never worked somewhere where the culture fosters so much positivity and growth and teamwork. I love that everybody's young, the office is always full of energy, and everybody is so dang friendly and great to be around! The product is fascinating, although feels a little bit like an assembly line of workers in a machine. The variety of businesses you will work on will prevent it from feeling too repetitive though. Everybody's truly passionate and caring about customers. Overall great company culture, awesome management, everybody's helpful, the office is great. I could go on and on. This is an amazing first job.
Wish the pay was better. BUT commute by bus/carpool/bike/etc. is paid for, free Houndstooth barista, free breakfast. All three combined saves me so much time and money. So much. On top of that, they have very generous PTO, some work from home opportunities during holidays, and paid medical/dental/vision. This is no longer a cons section oops.1GoDaddy Response6y
Thanks for taking the time to leave this review! I’m proud to hear that you feel comfortable working here and that you value our culture, positive working environment, values, (and great perks like free Houndstooth coffee!) here at Main Street Hub. I agree with you, taking on a role with us is a great way to start and accelerate your career -- and get supported and elevated by your talented teammates and leaders along the way. It’s such an exciting time to be on our team, I’m glad you’re along for the ride! Feel free to email me directly if you’d like to offer any other feedback. All the best, Jeff Mosler, COO