Rackspace

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Got too big. Top heavy.

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Former Employee - Sales in San Antonio, TX (US)
Former Employee - Sales in San Antonio, TX (US)

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

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    One Fanatical Place to Work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager

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

    Pros

    Excellent values, a great culture, and an awesome leadership team all demonstrate that Rackspace cares about its employees and its customers. The company promotes ownership from within the company by empowering its Rackers to do the right thing for our customers, and by offering equity grants/options/discounts as a reward for performance.

    Cons

    Sometimes our senior leadership sends conflicting priorities based on their own incentives, due mostly to a lack of coordination between them. Our "time off" policy has improved in recent years, but is still sub-par. Several teams have a distinct lack of accountability toward completing projects other teams rely on. Finally, there is the occasional bad manager who really forgets to respect our culture. These are all relatively rare occurrences, however.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Outstanding company with growth potential and great culture.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Antonio, TX (US)

    I have been working at Rackspace full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Culture, opportunity for advancement, company positioned for great success.

    Cons

    Compensation & benefits lag behind competitors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Correct compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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