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Great place to work, needs help though.

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Current Employee - Manager in Scottsdale, AZ (US)
Current Employee - Manager in Scottsdale, AZ (US)

I have been working at GoDaddy

Pros

The pay is usually pretty good. Depending on which position you are in of course.

The benefits are pretty amazing, you receive 3-4 weeks of paid time off in the first year once you become a permanent employee.

You work with brilliant people on a regular basis.

The 401k plan is stellar. You become fully vested in 1 year. Thats right, one year.

Cons

The Old Boys Club mentality is quite prevalent in the company. If you didn't join the company several years ago then your options are some what limited in terms of how you can climb up the career ladder. Those who are in the club seem to have a free pass.

The company is a follower and not a leader. Meaning that we wait for something to become popular and then we adapt to it (IE blogging,hosting,etc) instead of being in the for front of the industry and developing these products initially.

Our marketing is beyond help. Our advertisements; while when they first came out were above and beyond any other companies at the time. Now they are all the same style of commercials, except there are a few new faces in them.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Cut out the old boys club. Make the culture consistent throughout the entire company. Develop new products and services rather then try to reinvent the wheel.

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Know what you are getting into!

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    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Scottsdale, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Scottsdale, AZ (US)

    I worked at GoDaddy

    Pros

    Strong engineering team. Good name recognition for resume. Bob is both a showman and an ex-marine. Its an interesting place to be, but also a tough place to be. Its an established business with more of an intense start-up culture. You get good pay and good benefits here, but you really earn both. There are really nice holiday parties where you can win some really nice gifts like flat screen TV's and such. Bob does know how to throw a party!

    Cons

    High pressure. Speed of execution matters above all else. You must be preapred to work till 6 or 7 most nights. If you work late there is no comp time, so don't try coming in late the next day!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try creating a good software development process. More emphasis on making useful apps and less on marketing gimmicks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    a couple minor issues but overall great workplace

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    Former Employee - Technical Support & Sales in Tempe, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Technical Support & Sales in Tempe, AZ (US)

    I worked at GoDaddy

    Pros

    Great commission structure, laid-back workplace environment, drawings and prizes all the time for cash and cool stuff, tons of internal promotion opportunities, generally fun place to be.

    Cons

    customers can be difficult, it's a call center with metrics so there are some stresses to meet them, a little too much emphasis on sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it's a pretty good thing going on at GD, just dont mess it up. there are some small improvements that could be made, but on the whole it's pretty good.

    Recommends
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