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Looking for a Great Place to Work? Make It

December 17, 2007; 11:58 AM

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For the fourth consecutive year, The Business Journal has ranked as One of the Valleys Best Places to Work. The Scottsdale-based company, the worlds No. 1 domain name registrar and top Web host provider in North America, ranked number 19 in the category for large Valley companies.

The Best Places to Work ranking is not a popularity contest. It is based on employee surveys which measure retention rate, manager effectiveness, team effectiveness, employee alignment with company goals, trust in senior leadership and trust in fellow coworkers, among other performance categories. The data is compiled by Quantum Market Research and finalists are put into categories based on company size. employs more than 1850 people, most right here in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Its employees have unrivaled knowledge of the Internet, e-business and software development. The company prides itself on its competitive salaries and extraordinary perks, such as this years prize for an all-expense paid vacation for two around the world, complete with extra time off and spending money.

I learned a long time ago that happy employees are the key to success, said CEO and Founder Bob Parsons, who served as the keynote speaker at the 2005 Best Places Awards. Our strategy is to make Go Daddy a fun place to work and thats why we reward our teams with great prizes in the contests we hold weekly, monthly and sometimes daily.

Last year alone Parsons shelled out close to $1 million to employees in gifts and prizes. As one of the Valleys major employers, Parsons may be best known for his innovation and generosity, which is demonstrated by the actual contest prizes, like paying an employees mortgage for an entire year, and giving away cars, motorcycles and exotic vacations. Its a distinction that has earned national recognition for having great employee perks.

Our CEO almost always gives away MORE than we plan at company events, but the best part is he foots the tax bill for all the prizes on top of everything else, said Human Resources Vice-President Kim Cilke.

Over the years, has received many accolades as a top employer, including four consecutive years on the Best Places list and recognition from the CNN Money list of Best Perks. was also named the 2007 Arizona Business Leader of the Year and won this years ACE Award for Most Innovative Company, which like CNN, noted Go Daddys unique employee incentives.

Go Daddy is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona and also has offices in Phoenix, Mesa, Gilbert, Tempe, as well as Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Denver, Colorado. The company is currently looking for highly-talented, motivated professionals to join its dynamic team.

To learn more about the wide variety of job opportunities with, visit

About The Go Daddy Group, Inc.

Go Daddy is a leading provider of services that enable individuals and businesses to establish, maintain and evolve an online presence. Go Daddy provides a variety of domain name registration and Web site hosting services, as well as a broad array of on-demand and other services. The Go Daddy Group, Inc. has more than 25 million domain names under management. Go Daddy registers, renews or transfers a domain name every second. is the world's No. 1 domain name registrar according to Name Intelligence, Inc. is also rated the world's largest hostname provider according to Netcraft Ltd. During 2006, The Go Daddy Group registered approximately one-third of all domain names registered in the top six generic top-level domains, or gTLDs, including .com, .net, .org, .biz, .info.

- The Go Daddy Group -

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