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Great... but not sure if its a keeper

Systems Engineer (Current Employee) San Antonio, TX (US)

ProsGood culture, extremely laid back - but your best is expected. There are people in every team who hold their teammates accountable for quality work. Management tries to promote from within, so for the most part they are connected with what the needs of the team are.

Conscompensation, compensation, compensation. Raises are a joke, small bumps are insulting - if there isn't enough money in the pot for a decent raise, then shell out stock and a hefty bonus.

Advice to Senior ManagementI understand when the company was smaller, it was cheaper to let a heavyweight go and train up a new person. Now that the company is getting bigger $1B revenue means this is now the big leagues. You need to pay better to keep your top people, who else is going to keep your culture alive? If the average senior sysad or Engineer is only staying 3-4 years, you are losing culture and valuable experience when they move along to a competitor. 9 out of 10 rackers will tell you they LOVE this company, but at the end of the day people are going to go where the money is. Right now its a good time to be an experienced IT professional, step up or lose out.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    4 people found this helpful  

    Challenging, unique experiences you won't find anywhere else

    Linux Systems Administrator III (Former Employee) San Antonio, TX (US)

    I worked at Rackspace


    Pros: Exposure to a multitude of unique problems and situations. You will have to wade through an obscene amount of email tickets, but you will… Cons: I feel the culture diminished significantly when the company went public, though some irresponsible employees helped. If… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Formerly a great company. Vision lost in the shuffle

    Business Development Consultant (Former Employee) San Antonio, TX (US)

    I worked at Rackspace


    Pros: Good money. Decent benefits. Great resume builder. Industry leader. … Cons: Management is far below industry standard. People have not earned spots such… Advice to Senior Management: Take more time to focus on all segments of the business.… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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