Rackspace named one of the best companies to work for in Greater China
Rackspace praised for positive workplace culture in 2015 awards
Hong Kong – December 18, 2015 – Rackspace® (NYSE: RAX) the #1 managed cloud company, has been named one of the best companies to work for in Greater China by Great Place to Work® during the 2015 Great Place to Work Awards ceremony.
Appearing on the list for the second time, Rackspace was awarded for its positive workplace culture that focuses on training and development, reward and recognition. This accolade is evidence of Rackspace’s personal commitment to its employees in Greater China, and to the firm’s goal of creating the best working environment possible for all its employees around the world. “With our award-winning Fanatical Support®, we are on a mission to be one of the world’s greatest service companies and we could not do it without our dedicated team of Rackspace employees, also known as Rackers,” said Ajit Melarkode, managing director, Rackspace Asia Pacific.
The Great Place to Work Institute revealed 2015’s Best Companies to Work For® in Greater China at its annual conference and awards ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Hong Kong. Great Place to Work was established to acknowledge companies and workplaces that deliver and establish great cultures among colleagues and associates.
“Through interactions with Rackers as well as understanding more of Rackspace culture through the Culture Audit submission, Rackspace gives the impression that it is a fun place to work from day one”, said Martin Chung, training manager, Great Place to Work Institute. “As opposed to formal policies and practices that exists in bigger organizations, Rackspace refreshingly creates a workplace culture that is appropriate to its size and business nature. As you enter their office, you can immediately feel that the culture is brought alive through spontaneity and existing bonds among the Rackers.”
“We are honoured to receive this award as we see it being the direct result of our company’s belief in exceptional customer service, branded as Fanatical Support® – not only to our customers, but also internally, to all our Rackers. Every great employee deserves a great place to work and every employee deserves to be a valued member of a winning team on an inspiring mission. Working with our Rackers is what motivates me and I’m delighted that we’ve been recognized as a great place for our Rackers to invest their time and expertise,” added Ajit Melarkode.
27 different organizations from the region made the list out of 112 companies from 10 different industries that applied for the award. The institute has a two-sided approach to understanding workplace cultures: as part of the evaluation process, Great Place to Work invited employees of the companies that applied to answer a 58-statement Trust Index© survey to understand what it is really like to work for the organisation. At the same time, the human resources team and senior management of each company were asked to submit a Culture Audit© questionnaire, outlining their HR policies and practices in 9 key areas.