Best Places to Work in IT 2010 Employer Profile

No. 39

Rackspace US Inc.

San Antonio [South Central]
http://www.rackspace.com
http://www.rackspacecareers.com/

Why you want to work there

The list of perks at this San Antonio-based managed hosting services company is long. It starts with stock options, spot bonuses and the company's highest award -- the Straight Jacket Award for Fanatical Support. Other quirky perks include team outings and annual companywide celebrations such as Racktoberfest, a holiday party and impromptu gatherings to celebrate milestones. New this year: On-site care for Rackers suffering from chronic pain and soft tissue injuries is offered through Airrosti Rapid Rehabilitation; treatment is covered by the corporate health plan, which is free to some employees. The company offers a wide range of training, including tech topics such as CISSP, SharePoint and Ruby on Rails.

Rank by company size:
Small, No. 5

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 2,296

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 1,474

IT employee turnover in 2009: 11%

IT promotions in 2009: 14%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2009: 5

Training budget per IT employee in 2009: $1,000

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 15%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 15%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 15%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 33%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 26%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 34%