What is IT hosting?
We’ll give you the answer we use at cocktail parties — the non-technical one that doesn’t cause people to walk away when you’re five minutes into your dissertation.
IT hosting is about the Internet and servers. Substantial websites and web-based applications need to run off of computer servers. Our customers, small companies and massive ones, lease their servers from us and we put those servers in our highly-secured data center buildings and on our network. Then we protect, maintain, service and optimize their servers and all the other software and hardware that we host for them.
Do I have to be a techie geek to work at Rackspace®
Absolutely not! You can be any kind of geek to work here. And when we say geek, we mean it as a compliment. If it weren’t for geeks there wouldn’t be computers or the Internet or Rackspace, for that matter. We hold geeks in high-esteem.
But back to the question at hand. No, you don’t have to be a techie geek to get a job at Rackspace. We have departments — Finance, HR, Marketing, Sales and Building Ops to name a few — that don’t require you to be a technology genius. You will learn about technology in these jobs as part of your day-to-day responsibilities, but by no means will you be expected to rebuild a server blindfolded.
Who are Rackers?
Who aren’t we? We come in all shapes, sizes, ethnicities, creeds and colors. We have infinite differences, but we all share the same values. Our differences make us a dynamic company. Our similarities make us a functional and stable company.
But Rackers just aren’t anyone. We hire the most talented individuals we can find. Then we work to make them the best technicians, designers, engineers, account managers, etc. in the industry.
Where are you located in San Antonio?
Our headquarters is located about 10 miles Northeast of downtown San Antonio. We occupy what used to be the Windsor Park Shopping Center, which is just East off of I-35 on Walzem Rd.
Our main address is:
5000 Walzem Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78218
If you need better directions, you can always call 210-447-4000.
How big is Rackspace?
There are currently over 3,800 Rackers around the world serving our customers.
Are you a public company?
Yes, we became a public company in August 2008 and our common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “RAX”. For more information, visit our Investor Relations page.
Who are your customers?
Well, we have thousands upon thousands of customers, so we’ll tell you the ones you probably know (and the ones we have legal clearance to share with you). We can share a more extensive list when you come in for an interview.
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What is your policy on socializing outside of work?
We’re all for it. We’d rather you socialize than work with complete strangers. Heck, socialize at work — just make sure you get your work done.
We encourage and support intramural sports teams, special interest clubs and off-site gatherings of all kinds. There’s even an online community dedicated solely to Rackers interacting and sharing outside of the office.
What do I wear for my interview?
For your interviews, please wear something professional. It shows us that you take us, and our company, seriously. If you get the job, then you can wear what you (and your manager) think is appropriate for you and your job.
How big is San Antonio?
Bigger than most people think, that’s for sure. There are currently 1,296,682 people calling San Antonio home, and the number went up while you were reading this. We’re one of the five fastest growing cities in the country, just passing San Diego to become the seventh largest city in the US.
Where is San Antonio?
San Antonio is in southwest Texas at the foot of the Texas Hill Country. You drive 20 minutes outside the city and you feel like you’re millions of miles away from the city.
And if for some reason you think it’s necessary to get in the car and get further away from San Antonio, there’s a lot of fun and easy to-get-to places.
What’s San Antonio’s housing market like?
The expenses related to buying or renting property in San Antonio are low compared to other major U.S. cities. For the price of a one-bedroom co-op in Manhattan, you could have a 4,000+ ft show home on a golf course within 15 miles of downtown.
If you’re not looking for the McMansion on the golf course, there are plenty of other types of housing and neighborhoods within San Antonio. We’ve got historical neighborhoods, urban lofts, gated communities, townhouses, ranches with land, high-rise condos and apartment complexes, all an easy commute to and from Rackspace.
How are the schools?
Like any large city, there are a number of school districts. Each one has its advantages depending on what you’re looking for. Many of our public secondary schools have received the National Exemplary Blue Ribbon School award for excellence. There are also numerous acclaimed private schools for those who wish to opt out of the public school experience.
San Antonio is also home to some exceptional universities, colleges, community colleges and specialty schools.
Head this way for a more comprehensive list of San Antonio schools.
Why does everyone keep talking about how “culturally diverse” San Antonio is?
They talk about it because you can’t walk down the street without it hitting you over the head. Everywhere you go there’s culture.
A lot of this has to do with Texas’ unique history, having lived under the flags of six nations, and San Antonio’s importance in the state’s history. In more modern times, San Antonio’s five military bases have attracted people from all over the world.
What’s the weather like in San Antonio?
Most of the time, especially in winter, spring and fall, San Antonio weather is very pleasant. There are a few weeks every summer where it is very hot. The kind of hot where you wish you hadn’t drunk a gallon of milk before you walked outside. But there’s AC everywhere, so no worries.
Where can I get more info on San Antonio?
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