I wouldn't be surprised to hear that GoDaddy's corporate culture wouldn't respond well to someone admitting to a mistake this damaging.
Everyone there is on pins and needles at this point. Since Silverlake's investment in the company, many hatchets have dropped on jobs, and it's really the only decent tech firm in Phoenix to work at.
My guess is that there is some hiney covering going on with this explanation, and the interim CEO has little cause to care too much about responsibility, since he'll likely be out before year's end anyway.
I really feel for the folks who work there. Many, many talented people who don't have an inch to make a mistake. When I was last there, they had just released an internal communication about the new company motto: "It won't fail because of me." Horrible, horrible, backward-ass culture.
Sorry to hear this as any reasonable corporate structure understands 'shit' happens in the tech universe. Fix it as expediently as possible and move on, putting in place as much protection as possible to prevent it in the future.
Do you think we'll see a true outage report or is this unlikely?
I've never known Go Daddy to make any public statements without testing them first. Whatever story gets released will likely be the one with the highest conversion rate.
> it's really the only decent tech firm in Phoenix to work at.
> Horrible, horrible, backward-ass culture.
what part of the company is good if not the culture?
So should you opt to go into tech, GoDaddy is the largest and best-paying, and has fairly decent benefits. Unless you were a Senior level professional elsewhere, it would likely be in your best interest to work at GD.
It's got tons of middle management, which in itself isn't a bad thing, except that everyone's fighting to own the creation a product, but no one wants to be accountable for it, should it not go well.
Essentially this creates an environment of fear against innovation, accountability and iteration.
That isn't good for standards/best practices, but it does mean that teams have a lot of leeway to do things pretty much however they want. My team has a ton of flexibility on how we code, test, and deploy, though we have to work within some red tape imposed by other teams that have their own way of doing their things.
In my day to day work I'm actually pretty free to work how I want without being pushed by people up the food chain. That could be because the product I work on is a supplementary product and not a 'core' product, though.
Leave now. It will be a black mark on your resume if you stay.
It's funny you say this. This is exactly the reason why I left, and exactly what I told HR when I left. Unsurprisingly, they had told me that others who had recently left gave similar sentiment.