REA: Best Career Web Site? (#4 of 4)

24 April 2007 at 6:20PM Leave a comment

Rackspace Managed Hosting

The smallest company on the list, Rackspace was nominated for “Best Corporate Careers Website” in this year’s REA. They didn’t win, losing out to Starbucks. They did a great job. Rackspace runs a separate careers site which is branded differently from their business page. They had the best branding.

SITE DETAILS
+ Direct Link on Front Page? Yes
+ Using www.rackspace.jobs domain? Yes
+ Present benefits information? Yes, “The Super, Duper, Uber-tastic Benefits Package” (TM pending)
+ Present Company Culture Information? Yes – multiple links, including a big button at the top
+ Present Job Preview Information? Yes and no
+ Response sent to applicant? Don’t know. Nothing in the area, couldn’t apply.

JOB POSTINGS:
+ ATS Engine: HRsmart
+ Postings Dated? No
+ Show Specific Work Site? No. City locations only
+ Show Explicit Travel Amount? No
+ Show Salary Information? No
+ Consistent posting formats? No – widely variable
+ Steps to apply: everything is on one screen

IMPRESSIONS, THOUGHTS AND WHINING:
+ OVERALL: My People! These are my people! Very well done! Provides a consistent message, great visuals, and real people.
+ GOOD: Strong branding, theme carries over all pages.
+ GOOD: Great navigation, well organized.
+ BAD: The monospaced Courier font is a bit hard to read at times.
+ BAD: Job postings are vague, don’t show travel, salary or location.


After looking at HRsmart, I’m sure I hate the Taleo application engine.

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