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43. Rackspace Hosting
Rackspace Hosting
Rank: 43 (Previous rank: 32)
What makes it so great?
Employees are called Rackers at this Internet-hosting firm. Philanthropy committee is called Rack Gives Back. Chairman's BMW convertible is loaned to employees for outstanding service.
Headquarters: 9725 Datapoint Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78229
2007 revenue ($ millions): 362
U.S. employees 1,992
Employees outside U.S. 460
New jobs (1 year) 729
% job growth (1 year) 59%
% voluntary turnover 11%
Applicants 19,931
No. of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2009) 100
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Windows Admin II
Most common job (hourly):
Data Center Operations Technician II
Paid sabbaticals No
Onsite child care No
100% health-care coverage Yes
Onsite fitness center Yes
Subsidized gym membership No
Job sharing program No
Compressed workweek Yes
Telecommuting Yes
% minorities 35%
% women 22%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 20
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 20
From the February 2, 2009 issue
N.A.: Not available. U.S. employees includes part-timers as of time of survey. Job growth, new jobs, and voluntary turnover are full-time only. Revenues are for 2007 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.
* Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of full-time salaried and hourly employees.
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