Already the largest domain registrar, and likely the largest employer in the domain space, Go Daddy has announced a new hiring initiative in which it hopes to hire an additional 350 employees. The company currently has about 3,000 employees operating in various roles within the company.
In recent months, Go Daddy has expanded its call center operations both in Arizona and in Iowa. In addition, the company has opened offices outside of the United States, including an office in Canada, Singapore, and The Netherlands.
One thing I didn’t realize was that “Go Daddy holds a more than 53 percent market-share of the world’s new domain names.” I am sure many domain owners need quite a bit of support to get their websites operational, and I have found the customer service to be exceptional. I do have an Account Representative, but I’ve also called in on the main line a number of times for support.
Go Daddy notoriously treats its employees very well. The annual Christmas party always makes the news because of its extravagance and generosity to its employees, no matter what the economic situation is.
Congrats to Bob Parsons and his company. It’s always nice to hear when a company is hiring rather than having layoffs.
Below is today’s press release from the company:
Go Daddy, the world’s top Web hosting provider and domain name registrar, now employs more than 3,000 people and is looking to hire at least 350 more in the weeks ahead.
A majority of Go Daddy’s employees work in the legendary Customer Care centers, all based in the U.S. These are the people standing by the phones to help any of Go Daddy’s nearly nine million customers.
The company has doubled in size in fewer than four years, even as the world economy sputtered.
What is the key to Go Daddy’s fast-paced growth? “We know people like to use the Internet to communicate, shop, research, play games and more,” said Go Daddy CEO and Founder Bob Parsons. “But when it comes to solving a problem or figuring out how to improve their website … people want to talk to people!”
Go Daddy’s round the clock, personalized brand of customer service is considered industry-best. The company provides extensive training for its recruits and looks to hire people passionate about the Internet.
Not all of Go Daddy’s open positions are in the Customer Care. Go Daddy is hiring in a wide range of disciplines, including Linux and .NET engineers, I-T development, marketing, accounting and facilities.
Recognized as one of the Best Places to Work, Healthiest Employers and top Workplaces for Women, Go Daddy provides a variety of generous employee benefits including three-week paid vacations starting in the first year of employment and 100 percent company-paid medical and dental plans. There are also team building initiatives, financial incentives, bonuses and prizes for top performers that range from cars, parties, all expense-paid vacations and trips inside the Go Daddy “cash machine.”
“It pays to treat your people well,” Parsons said. “A happy employee is a productive employee. I like knowing when a customer calls us for help, they are going to get an enthusiastic person excited to help.”
Parsons founded Go Daddy and became a domain name registrar in 2000 after recognizing a need for better service and lower prices. Parsons’ formula of low-priced, feature-rich products and customer support, along with aggressive marketing, has proven very successful. Currently, Go Daddy holds a more than 53 percent market-share of the world’s new domain names and registers more than one domain name every second of every day.
The Scottsdale, Ariz.-based company has facilities in Phoenix, Tempe, Gilbert, as well as offices in Hiawatha, Iowa; Denver and Washington, D.C. In recent years, Go Daddy has expanded with a facility in Toronto, Canada and state-of-the-art data centers in The Netherlands and Singapore.
To join the Go Daddy team, apply online at GoDaddy.com/Jobs.
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Hopefully they will still be hiring when I get out of college 🙂
I guess one would have to wonder whether they actively recruit domainers and whether at some point a potential confliect of interest could arise.
It would be nice if they had a presence on the eastern seaboard somewhere. But its nice to know that they havent given into the outsourcing BS that is eating the U.S. economy from the inside, out, like cancer. Kudos to them for that!
Up until this year I used Godaddy for all of my domains, but I’ve grown tired of their relentless sales pitches, phone calls, etc… They are no longer the lowest cost domain name provider. They’ll get you in the door with a discounted price but in year 2 they’ll jack up the prices. Not to mention that their privacy rates are a lot higher than the competition.
I recently got an email from HostGator.com that they are getting into the domain name business. I believe Host Gator will put a significant dent in Godaddy’s domain business.
Perhaps Godaddy is aware of this and is proactively hiring to ramp up against this threat.
For all their plus points they have a major minus point with hosting. Their servers are very slow and they won’t accept that. If you have traffic from the opposite half of the globe from US, it takes more than 30 hops to get to their servers while other servers in their physical neighbourhood are accessible under 20 hops. Some of my sites have lost ranking because of the pathetic access speed.
So, they have come up with an Asia-Pacific Data Center in Singapore which is good for that other part of the globe, but wait, they can’t transfer your long standing unlimited hosting account from one data center to another! They want you to cancel the old account and open a new account at the other data center. Whatever happened to Bob Parsons’ aggressive tactics? In the market, people are ready to transfer accounts from one company to another and GoDaddy can’t transfer within their own systems.