Sunday Times Ranks Rackspace In ‘Best Place To Work’ List For 7th Year In A Row
The information technology industry has changed the way we work more than any other industry over the last couple of decades. But we’re not just talking about devices, productivity tools and wireless connectivity from anywhere; we’re also talking about quality of life for staff members, personal freedom, trust and blue jeans.
We like to think that we take all of those factors very seriously (including the option to wear jeans!) on a daily basis and perhaps that’s some of the reason why Rackspace was named a ‘best place to work’ in the UK for the seventh year running in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies awards.
The honor was announced at an awards ceremony held at London’s Battersea Evolution hotel last week.
We asked you… and you told us what you think; a total of 83% of our Rackers said that they were extremely proud to work for the company; and 80% felt that they could make a valuable contribution to the firm’s wider market success.
Our Managing Director of International Taylor Rhodes spoke at the time of this award saying that every Racker is employed because of the skills and personality they bring that will help us achieve our vision ‘to become one of the world’s greatest service company’.
Rackspace is a firm that prides itself on the pedigree and engineering excellence of its hardware, its data centre and its service-based computing offering. But without our people and the care and dedication that they bring to our customers we would not be where we are today.
To be blunt, without the personal approach that drives our Fanatical Support proposition, we would just be a data centre with some smart technology lurking in the background. There is no service-based computing without personal service… and our Rackers understand that.
The Sunday Times employee poll saw a total of 79% of workers say that they were excited about where the company was going in the year ahead. Our staff clearly cares about the company; we hope its clear that we in turn care about our staff.
A total of 78% of the Rackers would describe their jobs as ‘good for their own personal growth’ and 80% say the experience they gain in the workplace is valuable for their future. We are investing in our employees and it seems that our employees are prepared to invest in us with commitment and hard work. It’s a virtuous circle for sure.
As intangible as cloud computing and virtualised hosted services can sometimes appear; Rackspace has taken an extremely human approach to employee welfare and this has directly channeled into a very real personality for the company as a whole.
Rackspace knows that our team make us who we are today, so we thank you all.