At GoDaddy, 85 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 984 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.34. It was published on Sep 11, 2017. 28152 Visitors

What Employees Say

I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
89%
 
I can be myself around here.
87%
 
People care about each other here.
87%
 
We have special and unique benefits here.
87%
 
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
87%
 

What They Do

We asked GoDaddy to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

GoDaddy is the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small business. Our mission is to radically shift the global economy toward life-fulfilling independent ventures.

About this Company

Website: https://www.godaddy.com/ Industry: Information Technology
US Headquarters: Scottsdale, Arizona, 85260 US Sites: 19
Major Locations: Sunnyvale, California; San Francisco, California; Kirkland, Washington; Cambridge, Massachusetts; Tempe, Arizona; Gilbert, Arizona; Hiawatha, Iowa; Los Angeles, California; Encinitas, California US Employees: 4,851
US Revenues: $1,350.1 million Worldwide Revenues: $1,847.9 million
Corporate Structure: Public Stock Symbol: GDDY
Founded: 1997

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Perks and Programs

We asked GoDaddy to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Promotion Flagging: At GoDaddy, a promotion is a sure thing for those who are willing to learn the skills required to move to the next level. When we evaluated promotion trends internally and saw, for example, women dropping off in terms of technical leadership promotions, we decided to change things. One reason is that women and under-represented minorities opt to leave their employer rather than raise their hands for promotions. Today, we have a fair and consistent process that aims to promote all employees based on their performance, inclusive of all races, genders, ages and tenure.
  • Side Gigs Welcome Here: Self-described A/V nerd and gear head Matthew Stutz is a GoDaddy employee by day, and DJ Matty Stutz by night. He’s one of thousands of GoDaddy employees who use GoDaddy’s steeply discounted products to create a life-fulfilling independent venture. We encourage our employees to have a side gig. And, we buy from them whenever possible. DJ Matty frequently spins at our company events. Jacked Ice, was launched by Employee Relations Specialist Devin Miller. He’s a fantastic mixologist and a snow cone fan. He put the two together to create spiked shaved ice for grownups. You’ll often find JackedIce at GoDaddy fetes, including the GoDaddy March Madness 50K Shoot Out, where top sales agents earn a shot to win $50,000 at the annual basketball tournament.
  • Bringing Women to Tech From a Different Path: GoDaddy supports mid-career women who want to transition their careers into tech through the Ada program, a year-long internship where women learn how to code in a classroom setting for six months, followed by a six-month internship. The program is designed as an alternative to four-year colleges for women who want to get into tech mid-career. In 2016, GoDaddy awarded two scholarships of $36,000 each to support this program. In 2017 we’re upping our sponsorships. We encourage folks to come to us down any path that makes sense for them.
  • New Competitive Parental Leave: Without a competitive parental leave policy in place, we were losing good candidates, both female and male. With our new policy, every parent gets 12 weeks paid, with birthing mothers getting an additional 6 weeks paid. Adopting families receive a $5,000 reimbursement to help with the financial burden. Once parents return to work, we make sure to create the best possible flex schedule for their first two months. And our Milk Stork program ships breast milk home for moms travelling on business for up to one year.
  • Micro-Lending to Small Businesses: GoDaddy walks the talk when it comes to supporting entrepreneurs through Kiva’s global micro-lending program. In addition to GoDaddy’s $10,000 gift to Kiva last year, every GoDaddy employee gets a $25 credit to invest in a Kiva-sponsored business of their choice. Seventy six percent of employees participated, providing $85,000 to help small businesses grow in 2016. Through Kiva, GoDaddy has supported 7,000 small businesses in 69 countries, including more than 4000 women-owned businesses.
  • Dr. Fun Instant Rewards: Having fun at work is in GoDaddy’s DNA, so it’s only natural that we have a Dr. Fun “rewards & recognition” champion at each campus lead the charge. Dr. Fun hosts rock star dinners to recognize employees who go the extra mile and concocts instant rewards to really make a difference. If there’s a lull in the afternoon, Dr. Fun might give $100 to the employee who makes the next sale, or perhaps a spin of the wheel for a free lunch with fellow fun-lovers.
  • Funderdome Reality TV: GoDaddy takes its mission of empowering entrepreneurs seriously by sponsoring a primetime network TV show. It’s GoDaddy Sunday nights, as the sponsor of Steve Harvey's FUNDERDOME, where inventors compete to win over the audience and get their product funded. In a recent show, Sherry Leetham won $10,000 for weighted cheerleading-workout “pound poms.” Serendipitously, one of our best employee MCs and small business experts is named Pfunder. Meant to be? We though so! Shawn Pfunder hosts the GoDaddy Funderdome segment teaching winners how to amp their digital presence- even if they don’t win the big prize on the show. This is just another way we are helping small business owners.
  • TechFest: At GoDaddy, we take care of our customers, and have a user conference for employees too with TechFest. It’s our annual conference for our own engineers. More than 1000 engineering employees are flown to Arizona headquarters for top executive keynotes, learning sessions, face-to-face networking, a hackathon, and a party that rivals tech’s best. Thirty-two teams competed in the 2017 hackathon, and a panel of judges, including CEO Blake Irving, awarded teams RedZone and OLS top honors for the Next Big Idea for Small Business.
  • Supporting Our Customers' Venture: We exist to help our small business customers go big. And whenever possible, we want to buy from them. It’s a win-win as we strengthen the employee-customer connection and get access to cool things they’re making, especially in the culinary category. AZ Pops is a Phoenix-based company and a GoDaddy customer that leads the way in unique popsicle flavors. Care to try blue cheese honey or peach mint green tea? Our C3 team tried them all when AZ Pops came to our offices to pass out their award-winning pops. Kaleidoscope Juices is another GoDaddy customer favorite. We love buying their juices, and our teams got to hear their inspiring start-up success story at a recent GoDaddy Town Hall.
  • $400 Just for Fun: Our Employee Appreciate Initiative (EAI) guarantees that teams get out of the office for a play date at least once a quarter. We earmark $100 per employee four times a year for EAIs. This means our teams are taking a break to watch the latest Star Wars flick, or testing their mettle at the hugely popular escape rooms popping up in cities, or even preparing a five-course tasting meal with a master chef. It’s important to invest in these extras to help our employees get to know each other a little better and come back to work refreshed.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

58% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 6% of salary100% Company-paid health coverage for employees
50% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 50% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
18 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $1,520 Average Tuition Reimbursement
$5,250 Maximum Tuition Reimbursement

COMPENSATION PROGRAMS

  • 401(k) or 403b Program
  • Stock options
  • Employee stock purchase plan (ESPP)
  • Restricted stock units
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WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

Unlimited Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 14 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
6 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 5 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment
Unlimited Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment 11 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Telecommute option (22% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (8% use it)
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (66% have access)
  • Onsite Amenities (Fitness classes, dry cleaning, electric car chargers, subsidized or free food)

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

90 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 90 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
46 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
60 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*26 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
$5,000 Adoption benefit60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*
60 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.

FAMILY CARE PROGRAMS

  • On-site or near-site backup childcare center
  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

16 hours Paid time off to volunteer $1,021,065 Philanthropic donations in last year
$79,407 Total company-matched employee donations in last year VP of Global Real Estate & Workplace Services Leads environmental impact team
Yes Sustainable commuting program Yes Renewable energy program
Yes Recycling program Yes Locally-sourced food program

Diversity

  • Vice President- Global Engagement & Inclusion is responsible for the success of formal recruiting and retention diversity goals
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees; Disabled employees
  • 24 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
  • Medical care covers gender confirmation surgery

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Workforce Diversity

 
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DEMOGRAPHICS

 
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How to Get Hired

We asked GoDaddy for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

We welcome candidates who share our values, have a great attitude, and are curious to grow with us. We’re sticklers for hiring candidates who have the skills outlined in the job description. We’re not looking for a specific personality, and we don’t hire for cultural fit, as it often means “just like me.” We don’t want a bunch of carbon copies. We hire for values, which include owning outcomes, joining forces and working fearlessly. We want people who bring us rich life experiences and community ties, as well as work history. We want to continuously tap into a diverse pool of people who are willing to take risks, learn from their failures, and build on their successes as part of a team. Our customers are entrepreneurs, and we’re looking for employees who share the same spirit to create great products that wow them.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

We’re encouraging candidates to do three basic things:

  1. Tailor your resume. Map your experience to a specific GoDaddy job using tangible examples. Explain what you’ve built with Java, or brag about your customer care hurdles and wins.
  2. Come in connected. A referral gets our attention. Do you know someone here? Can you have a LinkedIn connection refer you to us? Or, just reach out to the recruiter who posted the req directly.
  3. Do your homework. Follow us on social and get to know us. Be prepared for interviews by knowing us and our history inside and out. We’re a whole lot more than a domain registrar. Genuine curiosity for what we’re creating always wins us over.

If someone lacks a qualification or two but is clearly excited to work at GoDaddy, we’ll often hire them because that passion will translate into passion for our customers.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

Customer Care (C3), Engineering and Finance top the list:

  • Our C3 consultants are invaluable to our business. We evaluate about 16,000 applicants annually and hire 1,200 to 1,800 C3 team members each year. Our teams deliver phenomenal 24/7 support to help our customers build their online presence and their businesses. Plus, a C3 job is a great launch pad to grow into other areas of our business.
  • We’re seeking experienced engineers who keep pace with the industry and are adept at embracing what’s new. No one works in isolation, so we look for people who can be part of teams working fearlessly to power the dreams of our 17 million customers.
  • We’re experiencing an uptick in accounting, finance, tax and audit roles, due to our phenomenal growth. We’re looking for experts in their field that can keep the inner-workings of our billion-dollar company humming, or reach out to new markets.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

If you’re a GoDaddy fan, we want to get to know you! Browse our career site and search open positions at https://www.godaddy.com/careers/overview. You can connect our job postings to your LinkedIn profile, and you’ll get an instant readout on how well you match the job description. That’s a great way to find a job that most closely matches your skills.

Your resume won’t fall down a black hole if you apply online. We strive to follow up with every candidate within five days. Don’t forget to tailor your resume and highlight why you’re a great fit for the job with a cover letter. Check out our jobs on Glassdoor, too. We have loads of fun at GoDaddy, so definitely follow what we’re up to on our #GoDaddyLife social media communities including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn. Get to know our employees by going to the #GoDaddyBrave Medium publication: https://medium.com/godaddy-brave

hiring Outlook

1,900 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 11% Job Growth
38 Average applicants per opening 72,000 Total job applicants
37% New hires by employee referrals 32% Openings filled by current employees
38 Recent graduates hired 22% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
160% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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