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Rackspace Overview

San Antonio, TX (US)
5001 to 10000 employees
1998
Company - Private
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Unknown

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2017 (#21)

Highest Rated CEOs: 2017 (#47)

Rackspace Reviews

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  • "Online Sales Executive"

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    Current Employee - Online Sales Executive in Hayes, England
    Current Employee - Online Sales Executive in Hayes, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rackspace full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A really great culture.
    Cool office and benefits, including free breakfast, gym, healthcare etc.
    Lots of opportunities to learn and progress!

    Cons

    Not many cons, a genuinely enjoyable place.
    Pay is usually a little below industry average.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

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Rackspace Photos

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Rackspace Interviews

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    Talent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Rackspace (London, England) in September 2017.

    Interview

    It was a shocking and archaic interview process, wearing and not fit for purpose, and seen as a "fixed" outcome which I was unnecessarily painfully put through for 3 hours. Talk about agile and targeted, it was completely opposite. There was no candidate expectation of the interview style. For a candidate with more experience in the field than anyone in that room or being spoken to or by, it was a disrespectful and discouraging process and on the contrary to the values talked about. . The first interview is engaging with the right people, the right level of questions with purpose, the second interview was lengthy, random and untargeted set of questions from all directions. When someone has expertise for over 20 years, is this the way a candidate interview experience be handled ? not in this day and age. Clearly the interview process is outdated and improper and not fit for purpose. And then for Rackspace to say they bring in people at a lower price to perform at a higher level is so bias and negative, non-diverse and outrageous in an organization where is a complex structure, organisational chaos seeing no signs of inspirational direction and leadership. By the end of the second interview, I was completely turned me off about the organization and in particular appalled to see today exist backward HR practices in the U.K for a leading cloud solution provider. Rackspace Hayes would benefit from a highly modernized HR talent team with progressive insights and practices to remain competitive. Unfortunately, my perception and views about Rackspace has changed.

    Interview Questions

    • There were 20 competency questions being read off a computer with no context of what they were trying to ask for and why it was important in terms of strategic goals or ways of working in the team - were the questions a cultural fit? leadership capability assessment? creativity or style fit? who knows..?? It was a barrage of questions by people where the level of talent development expertise was low and not even remotely relevant to the job applied for on the job spec. The first interview questions were good and linked to the goals and business and culture and style of working. That was evident and managed by senior people who asked questions respecting experience and expertise and in an 'adult' and engaging and inviting manner that initially left me with a positive feel about Rackspace.   1 Answer
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Rackspace Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2014
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, The Sunday Times (UK), 2015
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