Rackspace, National Instruments on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies List

imgres-7Rackspace claimed the 34th spot on Fortune’s annual list of the 100 best companies to work for in the United States.
Rackspace has quickly grown from a startup web hosting company founded in 1999 to a $1 billion cloud computing company with more than 4,500 employees, the bulk of which occupy a refurbished old mall which serves as its headquarters on the Northeast side of San Antonio.
“The IT cloud company’s stock jumped from $43 to $74 in 2012—good news for employees, all of whom get stock options upon being hired. The company also rewards top sales performers with free weekend trips,” according to the article. Last year, Rackspace claimed the 74th spot.
imgres-8National Instruments, founded by a UT engineering graduate students James Truchard, Bill Nowlin and Jeff Kodoskyin a garage in Austin in 1976, has also grown into a $1 billion company with 6,200 employees. The company makes testing equipment and software. It ranked 35th on Fortune’s list.
“This developer of test and measurement tools enjoy its sense of equality and collaboration. “My cubicle is bigger than the CEO’s,” gloats one. The company gym offers 16 classes a week and two sand volleyball courts,” according to the article. Last year, National Instruments claimed the 45th spot.
Other San Antonio companies on the list included NuStar Energy, 38 and USAA, 40. Whole Foods Market in Austin claimed the 71st spot.

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