GoDaddy Reviews

Updated 28 September 2014
Updated 28 September 2014
277 Reviews
3.1
277 Reviews
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GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Benefits (Although it will take you at least 90 days to get them) (in 29 reviews)

  • Good hourly base pay, good benefits if you're single (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • Transitioning from the call center to corporate is extremely difficult to do (in 24 reviews)

  • Though, given the amount of time it's been since I was there - that may have changed (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A legit IT employer in the Valley of the Sun

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    Former Employee - Windows Administrative  in  Scottsdale, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Windows Administrative in Scottsdale, AZ (US)

    I worked at GoDaddy for more than 5 years

    Pros

    When I left, there was never any outsourcing and buy vs build was an honest question. Benefits were stellar and the staff was full of smart people. Probably one of the best IT shops in Arizona.

    Cons

    Sold to investors, quality of work started to go down hill to support cost cutting to improve balance sheets for IPO. Work/life balance was talked about but not always supported. Telecommuting was generally frowned upon. Also there are never enough parking spots.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring Bob back.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Product Owner

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cedar Rapids, IA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)

    I have been working at GoDaddy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Exciting, challenging AND fun place to work
    Every day is a new challenge to be handled
    No two days are the same actually :)
    Lots of professional development options
    Unlimited time-off

    Cons

    work life balance is an issue
    too stressful at times when deadlines are steep
    old technology to be supported for some stuff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to recognize the work life balance for the employees before aiming for the deadlines
    need more incentives

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    From customer service to QA Engineer

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    Former Employee - QA Engineer  in  Tempe, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Tempe, AZ (US)

    I worked at GoDaddy full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with. I was able to grow professionally and I am thankful for that. Amazing company holiday parties.

    Cons

    No flexibility in working remotely.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    One of the BEST places I've ever worked.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tempe, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ (US)

    I have been working at GoDaddy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to listen to employees and focus on creating an employee-first culture. I love it here and hope that we continue to live our values and share our awesome culture with the world.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    ...:::BEST PLACE I'VE EVER WORKED 2 years now:::...

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    Current Employee - Billing Representative  in  Tempe, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Billing Representative in Tempe, AZ (US)

    I have been working at GoDaddy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Six Figure income as a billing rep! Amazing benefits, spiffs and contests/prizes. Great bosses. Casual dress code. This is a once in a lifetime place to work...that's how good it is!

    Cons

    Just waiting to move into our new building.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    High stress with little opportunity

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    Former Employee - Advanced Hosting Support  in  Tempe, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Advanced Hosting Support in Tempe, AZ (US)

    I worked at GoDaddy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people that work at Godaddy are great. Very energetic. There are some decent perks depending on what building you work in. Great job if you are going to school at the same time due to flexible schedules

    Cons

    High stress, Huge divide between management and "regular" employees, not much growth potential

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Solicit feedback from the lowest on the totem pole. Develop realistic growth opportunity plans as what was presented to me during the hiring phase was not accurate. Find people core strengths and develop them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Stressful job!

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    Former Employee - Sales and Support  in  Hiawatha, IA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales and Support in Hiawatha, IA (US)

    I worked at GoDaddy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They take good care of their employees. Great benefits, awesome employee parties, good pay, and they do lots of fun stuff.

    Cons

    Everything is sales driven. I hated that people would call in with technical issues, and we were still required to try to sell to them. They are super strict with their attendance policy. God forbid you clock in one minute late or get sick.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    terrible pressure and poor management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GoDaddy

    Pros

    lots of ways to win things!

    Cons

    terrible management that only care about greed....used to be a great place, but went downhill

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take some pride in what you do and watch how you talk to people

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    very corporate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GoDaddy

    Pros

    co workers are tight nit

    Cons

    low salaries, hard to advance, lay offs too frequent

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good experience despite being in their inaugural internship program

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    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern  in  Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I worked at GoDaddy as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Sunnyvale office is awesome - free catered lunch, snacks and drinks for days!
    Opportunity for leadership even as an intern, and free trips to the company headquarters in Arizona to meet/hear from company execs
    Flexible team, ability to work from home, and choose your own projects/tasks

    Cons

    The team was a bit new to interns and what we were capable of, and it took a while (half of my internship) to really find tasks that were most appropiate to me.
    Development cycles at least in my team were fast but a bit too heavy on the planning.
    Spotty integration with the engineers themselves

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more initiative in fleshing out what an internship should look like before the intern arrives (what type of problems they should have, what sort of projects are appropriate, a timeline of tasks/bugs to get familiar with the code base). Whether the internship is well suited for a potential intern is his/her decision to make - but an undefined internship will leave too many open ends that end up not helping either side.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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