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RagingWire Enterprise Solutions Reviews

Updated April 22, 2017
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  1. "Loved my job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Labor Foreman/Assistant Superintendent in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Labor Foreman/Assistant Superintendent in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at RagingWire Enterprise Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    RagingWire is a growing Data Center Company that offers great benefits, and competitive salaries. It is a positive work environment.

    Cons

    Unfortunately they have decided to end doing their own construction on their data centers, thus my job was eliminated.


  2. "Heartless"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrician in Garland, TX
    Current Employee - Electrician in Garland, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at RagingWire Enterprise Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They said it was a 7 year project

    Cons

    It ended up being less than 1 year and they kept it from us till the last day

    Advice to Management

    Nope


  3. Helpful (2)

    "What's it like on the inside?"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ashburn, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ashburn, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RagingWire Enterprise Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Wonderful growth opportunities. Company looks to develop their employees through training and internal promotions before hiring externally. If you show that you're a hard worker, they will give you an opportunity to move up and show them what you've got.
    - Great work environment. Usually always something snack on, free drinks (soda/coffee), departments are reasonably well spread out. The company rules and policies are quite lax and nothing to out of the ordinary.
    - Offers cell phone and gym membership reimbursements.
    - Although there's always a bad apple at every company, the majority of the people at RagingWire are very friendly and helpful. I have always felt as though there's a great network of employees who are willing to support and provide advice when requested.
    - Each week offers something new to tackle. I always feel challenged and I have rarely felt as though my job has become stagnant, although that is more relative to the type of employee you are.
    - A company at the forefront of data center construction with a portfolio of high-profile clients. The company focuses on quality over quantity, although that business model may shift in the coming years. They look to design buildings that are aesthetically pleasing instead of those concrete eyesores that are popping up all over Ashburn. Good travel opportunities if you're in the right department, but not mandatory.
    - Lower level management for IT is very strong and hands-on.
    - The company ensures that all employees are well-equipped to perform their duties. Hardware and tools provided generally exceed requirements.

    Cons

    - Compensation for hourly/salary employees is below industry average. This is a very well-known thing internally. Pay does not fluctuate based on the area's cost of living, instead you will be paid the going rate in Sacramento. That does not cut in Ashburn, VA. Due to this, there is a very high turnover rate, especially in the VA sites. However, with good performance, you will see a small raise and decent bonus every year.
    - The company does not hire enough staff to support the workload. The company is very slow at replacing outgoing staff members, sometimes taking 4-6 months to hire for a position that's in dire need of being filled. I have seen this across all levels of the ladder, from Data Center Technicians to C-Level employees. Some departments are required to provide 24/7 support and they feel the pain when someone on-shift has to call out or worse, puts in their two weeks.
    - There is a large disconnect between the company sites. Sometimes I feel as though the RagingWire out in the west coast is a completely different entity than the one in VA.
    - Not necessarily a con, but health benefits are average and could do with some better plans. The same goes with their 401k. I believe this will change drastically in the next couple of years.
    - HR department is much too involved in company procedures and politics. They seem to have their hands in everything and it's just not necessary. Good luck getting anything approved for purchasing. Hoping the department budgets will also increase.
    - Some (emphasis on some) members of the executive staff are completely invisible, which is not necessarily a good thing when they are the figurehead of your department. I haven't seen several of the big wigs in years. More communication from senior management would be nice, even if it's just a quarterly meeting.

    Advice to Management

    More communication! Employees can feel a bit left in the dark and insignificant when they hear about significant company announcements via an email 2 or 3 months after the rumors have been circulating around the water cooler.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "They truly care!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RagingWire Enterprise Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    When the President, CFO, COO, VP, and countless other executives know you by you first name, you know you're at the right company. There is so much room for growth and opportunity here, it's insane. I feel like I work at a Top 5 tech company such as Google, apple, and Facebook. While at the same time, I feel like I work at a family owned company where you're not just a number on the payroll.

    RagingWire truly cares for it's employees.

    Cons

    If you don't town ownership, personal accountability, or hard work seriously, you'll hate it. They don't micromanage here and they'll help you succeed, but if you don't take the steps to succeed yourself as well, then it's "Bye Felicia" time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Project manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Manassas, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Manassas, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RagingWire Enterprise Solutions (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good health benefits most employees are good people senior management doesn't have a clue of what's going in or how to make thnhs happen in a fluid manner

    Cons

    Bad senior management they do not abide by the company goals

    Advice to Management

    Honesty is critical


  7. Helpful (1)

    "The "Dollar General" of Data Centers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Critical Facility Engineer in Ashburn, VA
    Former Employee - Critical Facility Engineer in Ashburn, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RagingWire Enterprise Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are NONE !

    Cons

    The upper management are not informed, nor do they care. A lot of people in the wrong positions making the wrong decisions. This place is run like a consignment shop, in this area they are known as the "Low Budget", Dollar General " of the data centers. They cannot even operate their own sites, safety issues, commissioning issues, and just day to day operating issues. You do NOT want to work here !

    Advice to Management

    Sell out and move on to operating a Dollar General Store


  8. "cable technician L2"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ashburn, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ashburn, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at RagingWire Enterprise Solutions full-time

    Pros

    There is not micro managment. Is good for people who really is responsable and know how to use his time. Friendly environment.

    Cons

    There are some people who doesn't care anything and still in. Good employees are under pay. No bonus anymore. No future.

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more profesional to hire people how is competitive to the job requirements. Need to fire lazy people and really take care to the good workers.


  9. "Good Place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Ashburn, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Ashburn, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at RagingWire Enterprise Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are many ways to contribute. If you take ownership you will be rewarded. They offer 401k matching and a bonus program.

    Cons

    Looking for fast growth in several different markets. Maybe you are not the focus, will need to make sure you have your career plans before starting.

    Advice to Management

    Not much room to advance. Since managers end up leaving soon after being promoted. There could be a place for you if your looking for management level opportunities.


  10. "Fine as a place to start a career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Infrastructure Engineer in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Infrastructure Engineer in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RagingWire Enterprise Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    RagingWire's environment is pretty threadbare, so when someone has a good idea for a new way to do something or a way to improve on what's already being done, others generally at least listen. If you have basic IT skills, this will be a place where you can make them better and pick up complementary new skills.

    Cons

    RagingWire treats employees as resources. They'd like to pay you the minimum you'll accept. If you're laid off, there will be no severance. If you need training, you're on the hook to go get it yourself. If you don't like it, they figure they'll just find someone else to replace you.
    The organization is full of people who want to learn, but also full of people who are incompetent.
    There will be no room for career growth. RagingWire IT is what it is, and management believes in recruiting and promoting their friends, not you.

    Advice to Management

    Build a team, not just a group of people there to make a paycheck. Treat them like they're humans.


  11. "Marketing Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Communications Coordinator in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Communications Coordinator in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RagingWire Enterprise Solutions (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good data centers, exceptionally well designed, and a commitment to being the gold standard for colocation services. Great engineering, and services for the clients. Push hard to make good and profitable deals that sustain the company. Experienced executive team.

    Cons

    During my time, it was a very engineering driven company, and as such wanted results but did not see the value in marketing. They pushed the sales team to deliver, but they did not want to invest in marketing assets or campaigns. Execs where somewhat disconnected to the teams but the sub-managers where more engaged with individuals.

    Advice to Management

    Become a marketing driven company. Engage more with customer base and nurture team esprit de corps. You hire well but work hard to keep this talent from leaving or poisoning the well.


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