Red Hat Interview Questions

Updated Sep 20, 2014
Updated Sep 20, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Principal Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Red Hat.

    Interview Details

    Each group has their own process. There is a round of interviews that usually is 6 or more. There maybe a technical presentation or hands on exercise. It is very technical for technical position. You can not bluff your way into a job

    Interview Questions
    • Prepare, present and answer questions on a topic of your choice. There will be someone in the room who probably knows more than you and will push you.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Red Hat.

    Interview Details

    Typically up to 3 interviews. Will be asked technical questions regarding design. Typically look for some sort of management experience.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hyperion Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Red Hat in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    After applying on a DICE.com for the Job, i received a phone call from the recruiter and they asked for my details and talked to me on a video call as well. At first they setup an interview with the manager and talked to him for Half hour and then for second round the whole team talked to me for an hour on phone. After that i was called on site to have a face to face interview which lasted for 3 hours approximately. Company had through process to get the perfect candidate for the job. Recruiter haled alot to understand the manager and team better before interview.

    Interview Questions
    • One of the team member explained a difficult scenario and asked me to resolve in only 20 to 30 minutes. I tried my best and resolved as much as i can. He basically wanted to see how much effort i am making to resolve it.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Red Hat.

    Interview Details

    Usually you need to have a interview only one time. The interview is a kind of casual and you don't need to wear suites. Usually interviewer don't care about formality.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Red Hat.

    Interview Details

    The best way to get a job with Red Hat is to join an open source project that Red Hat is running. They will accept most volunteers. After you prove that you can do the work you have 2 options. Wait for a position to come open and they will ask you if you want a job. OR you can go online and apply for open positions. Depending on how much time and effort you put in the open source project determines the interview difficulty.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked to do a code walk through of an entire project that I wrote on and hosted on github.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    The position only had a certain amount of funding that year, it was just below what I was asking but it was worth it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Red Hat in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied the position on LinkedIn, and got the phone screen email after 3 days, which is pretty fast.

    The interview went quite smoothly. As my experience and background quite match the team, I thought I could got the position when I hang off the phone.

    Questions are all related to my project, and there were some behavioral questions as well.

    Interview Questions
    • Talk about the details of your projects (the algorithm, the process, the results, drawbacks).
      How did your team function (divide the work)
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Red Hat in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    I went to a career fair and met the internship program coordinator. They called me about an internship, and I said I was only interested in full-time. Interviews were a series of telephone and Skype interviews with ~5 people, and extra calls and time spent with my 2 direct supervisors. It was clear I needed to know Excel. Much of the interview focused on Excel competence, and various ways I'd used Excel in past challenges.

    Interview Questions
    • I don't recall the specifics, but it was a question about have you ever found yourself in a specific situation, and how did you solve the problem. I answered a very similar situation, and the main interviewer said, No, I was asking about SPECIFIC SITUATION.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Research glassdoor, salary.com, the NACE calculator, or other online calculators and databases, and find the appropriate salary for your role. Just by asking, you'll almost always get at least 10% more. The way you ask is important. State that fair compensation for (role) in (city), based on your research on glassdoor, salary.com, etc is $X. I'm sure we can work together toward a fair compensation package for me.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Project Manager Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Red Hat in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interview process at Red Hat is as tough as it is at any other mid-size tech company that is not just looking for warm bodies. You have to prove that you have the skills and know what you are talking about.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you work to recover a failing project?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Red Hat in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Very efficient process. Behavioral interviewing approach.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Red Hat.

    Interview Details

    Beginnig of process was very positive. Recruiter was exeptionally knowledgable and accomodating. On site interview process got a bit strange. While it is common place to interview with many cross-funtional team members, I have never been interviewed by my subordinates! Meet/greet is fine, but having them conduct interviews places the would-be manager at a great disatvantage to buikd the relationships.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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