(The Hosting News) – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX) has been named the 6th ‘best place to work’ in the UK in the ‘Large’ company category of the 2014 Great Place to Work Awards. In addition to being placed sixth on the list, Rackspace was given the further accolade of ‘Master Status’, an honour only given to companies who have been on the Great Place to Work Awards list for ten consecutive years running.
Rackspace UK Placed 6th in ‘Best Place to Work’ List
The awards ceremony was held at London’s The Brewery hotel in an event run by the Great Place to Work® Institute. This year’s listing is further evidence of Rackspace’s personal commitment to its employees, called Rackers, and to the firm’s goal of creating the best working environment possible.
“I am so proud of the hard work that the team puts in every day, as we strive to make Rackspace the world’s greatest service company. This phenomenal achievement shows the determination of our Rackers and their desire to be the best,” said Rackspace UK Managing Director Darren Norfolk. “We are only the fourth organisation out of the thousands of entrants to ever be recognised with this award in the ‘Master Status’ Hall of Fame. Appearing on this list every year for the last decade tells a great story about our organisation and the people within it.”
The Great Place to Work Awards seeks to identify those companies with highly committed individuals who help their organisation achieve its business objectives and consistently go the extra mile. Equally, the award looks for companies whose leadership team ensures that each employee feels trusted and supported. The award’s objective is to recognise a sense of camaraderie and a desire to work for growth, attributes that Rackspace openly demonstrates.
Rackspace has built an extremely creative and fun workplace premises; employees are encouraged to show off their own personalities and decorate their personal work zones. Meeting areas include a converted ice cream van and the number 10 Downing Street boardroom.
“I am once again delighted to congratulate Rackspace on its workplace achievements in a year when more than 100 organisations have achieved recognition. It is particularly pleasing to be able to induct the company as a Master in the Best Workplaces Hall of Fame and I think this shows that Rackspace is getting it right time after time and year after year,” said Tom O’Byrne, chief executive of Great Place to Work®.
Rackspace has forged an enviable position as a leader in cloud hosting serving some of the biggest consumer and business brands around the world. Today, Rackspace delivers efficiency, flexibility and cost effective cloud computing to companies including BAFTA, Help for Heroes, Vodafone, Domino’s and Transport for London among many others.
Rackspace (NYSE: RAX) is the global leader in hybrid cloud and founder of OpenStack, the open-source operating system for the cloud. Hundreds of thousands of customers look to Rackspace to deliver the best-fit infrastructure for their IT needs, leveraging a product portfolio that allows workloads to run where they perform best — whether on the public cloud, private cloud, dedicated servers, or a combination of platforms. The company’s award-winning Fanatical Support helps customers successfully architect, deploy and run their most critical applications. Headquartered in San Antonio, TX, Rackspace operates data centres on four continents. Rackspace is featured on Fortune’s list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. For more information, visit www.rackspace.co.uk.
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