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Scottsdale, AZ (US)
5001 to 10000 employees
1997
Company - Public (GDDY)
Internet
£2 to £5 billion (GBP) per year
Competitors

Network Solutions, Weebly, Endurance International Group

GoDaddy is the world’s largest web services platform, and most outspoken champion, for everyday entrepreneurs around the globe. We’re on a mission to empower entrepreneurs everywhere by giving them all the help and tools they need to grow online ... Read more

Mission: Our Mission is "to empower entrepreneurs everywhere,
making opportunity more inclusive for all."

GoDaddy's vision is "to radically shift the global economy
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GoDaddy Reviews

  • "Customer-centric, smart people, ambitious projects"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Woking, England
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Woking, England
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GoDaddy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Massive, complex, challenging projects with a global impact
    - Some really intelligent and skilled people to work with
    - Very flat day-to-day, despite hierarchy. Regularly working across all levels of our org
    - Plenty of opportunities for travel if you want them
    - Lots of opportunities to apply for internal jobs abroad if that's what you're after
    - Overall package including ESPP, Bonus and Shares is relatively good
    - Good work-life balance, though it's really on you to communicate your workload to your manager/team and maintain this
    - Lots of growth. Senior Management recognises bottlenecks and moves quickly to open roles we should be hiring for
    - Product is fairly new in this part of the business, so we have a lot of control over what Product Management is and the processes we follow
    - Relaxed atmosphere and flexible working arrangements. Most of our team work remotely several days per week

    Cons

    - Growth can be painful. There's a lot to do, but we don't have the people to do it all. Saying that, the roles are open, and we're not expected to spend crazy hours doing everything, we just have to prioritise carefully while growing the team. Certainly a lot of opportunity for new PMs and POs to craft their own roles.

    Advice to Management

    In the department:
    - Approach to goals, dates and staffing is sensible.
    - Communication could be a little better -make sure the relevant people are in the room, rather than hoping 1-on-1 conversations will filter across.

    Across the company:
    - GoDaddy has grown massively. The recent leadership re-org is a good step towards re-aligning the business, but please don't forget that everyone underneath could also use some alignment in processes, tooling and goals - every team doing this independently is not efficient.
    - It can be tricky to get the time or attention of the US teams, and harder to get our work prioritised in their backlogs. If you want us to share technology instead of building things twice, this needs to be improved.

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GoDaddy Interviews

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    Outbound Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nottingham, England
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at GoDaddy (Nottingham, England) in June 2019.

    Interview

    GoDaddy have been holding group sessions at a city centre hotel for a couple of months.

    You will be sat in the lobby for 15 minutes left to your own devices as a crack team of 6 higher ups from GoDaddy sit in a conference room doing absolutely nothing, not bothering to come out to tell you what's going on or introduce themselves.

    When they finally bring you in, one member will show you through the door and the other 5 won't even stand up to greet you a simple hello as you take your seat.

    A generic middle management type with all the charisma of a doorknob will spend 10 minutes telling you how great GoDaddy is (his eyes are telling you he's lying the entire time) and that they only want the best of the best. He will then tell you with a straight face that GoDaddy plan on being as big as Google. You will try not to fall out of your chair.

    You will then watch a video of the CEO trying to make the office look like a cool environment when all he wants is for you to make him more money.

    You are split into 2 groups where 2/3 of your contemporaries will try to be the loudest person in the room despite not even knowing what products GoDaddy sells. They won't even know what website hosting means quite literally. You will be tasked with making a presentation for an app that could be made by GoDaddy to compliment the products it already has.

    You might have noticed this has literally nothing to do with the job. Your proficiency at selling products you know about, one to one over the phone to existing customers is being gauged by your ability to make a presentation in a group about something you've invented.

    Next up you will be given a sheet of paper with phones and their specs on one side and cameras and their specs on the other. You will sit back to back with another hopeful and be told one is the customer, one is GoDaddy - sell them a phone or a camera.

    Again, the eagle eyed among you might have spotted that this is a woeful exercise to perform as GoDaddy sells neither cameras nor phones and neither person is going to act like a normal customer. The whole process is very strange and you will all ask what the hell just happened as you file out to wait for one on one interviews.

    The one on one interviews are about 5 questions that have little relevance to anything. You will be asked if you have any questions and your mind will go completely blank as you wonder why this company just wasted 4 hours of your life with such a shoddy hiring experience.

    You will get PTSD from visiting job boards for weeks afterwards as GoDaddy set up more and more of these assessment days trying to find the 'best of the best'.

    If you're reading this before going to one, honestly don't bother!

    Interview Questions

    • Very generic 'why do you want to work here' type questions   2 Answers
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GoDaddy Awards & Accolades

  • Exceptional Customer Service, Stevie® Awards, 2017
  • Fortune Future 50, Fortune 50 Awards, 2017
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