I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Red Hat in December 2013.
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I applied directly through Red Hat's website and didn't expect to hear back at all. But I did! Yay! And keep in mind, I applied for an entry level job. I internally was moved into my current position as tech support engineer, but I was originally hired for something that was very foot-in-the-door.
To give a very high level overview of the process: I followed up with them directly to see if they had reviewed my resume. They in turn followed up by setting up a phone screen with someone that I'd work with in the specific group the job opening was for. After the phone screen they asked to set up an in person interview. Once the interview was done, they decided to offer me a job. They in turn redirected me through a recruiter who handled the hiring and negotiation process from then on out.
This is the only complaint I have. I wished I would have known that I would be dealing with a hiring/placement agency. Would it have changed anything? Nah. It just would have been nice to know.
Having said that, I think only certain positions go through agencies. RH definitely has their only internal recruiters and of course they have HR as well to handle all the hiring goodness. I don't know where the distinction falls.
Anywaysssssssssssssssss, back to the process. On the interview day, I interviewed with 3 people. Each person was assigned to ask questions about RH values. So interspersed with some typical interview questions, each person asked questions to try and determine if you fit RH values. I'd say there was probably equal emphasis placed on RH values and experience. It's been a bit, but I think examples of values are: honesty, ability to work openly, taking responsibility, courage, commitment, etc.
The whole process took about a week. That's from when I started bugging them on FB and through their "status check of application" function which was a feature on their careers page on their website (I don't know if they still have that or not) to getting the job offer.
The phone screen took about 15 - 30mins? I believe they wanted to set up an in person interview within the same day of the phone screen. Then the interview took about 3 hours or so. They had offered me a job by the next day IIRC. Since I was redirected through a placement agency, salary negotiation didn't seem like it was something that could be done. However, after my contractor term expired and RH offered me the job, I was able to negotiate some.
Interview Question –
Not too technical of an interview. They were mostly looking for personality fit. someone with passion, a bit of tech skills, aptitude for all things linux/computer related.
However, this was an entry level job. Other jobs certainly have much more difficult and relevant interviews. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – It was N/A but mostly bc I was brought on as a contractor through an agency. See my above ramblings
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Red Hat.
Interview Details – Initial phone screen was with Red Hat recruiter who asked me some questions about my resume. A second phone interview was with the hiring manager to discuss the requirements and my work experience. The hiring manager thought I'd be a good candidate and arranged an in person interview with his colleagues and the Director in Raliegh, NC. The in-person interview in Raleigh with 3 Regional Technical Account managers gave me the opportunity to find out about the job and ask questions about the company. A teleconference technical interview with a Technical Account Manager asked standard UNIX interview questions. Afterward a lunch interview and office interview with the Director. The in person interview took about 4 hours.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6 months - interviewed 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 Question – 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.
I applied in-person and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Red Hat in August 2013.
Interview Details – Very efficient process. Behavioral interviewing approach.
Interview Question – What does a good work day look like for you? Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Red Hat.
Interview Details – Had one phone interview and one F2F interview.
Interview Question – I was peppered with detailed API and SQL questions. Then I was asked how I would deal or solve some hypothetical scenario regarding database transaction. It was not a well thought out question and had difficulty understanding his English and his train of thought. Its possible he was asking for a solution he was currently dealing with. Answer Question
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I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Red Hat in June 2013.
Interview Details – Great contact with the recruiter, good follow up and communication. Met with hiring manager, 3 team members and the IT Director.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Red Hat in June 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.
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I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Red Hat in June 2013.
Interview Details – Short phone interview, then interviewed in person with 6 different people over a 3 hour period. More laid back than expected, most turned into a conversational style.
Interview Question – Most of the questions were framed in the "tell me about a time", was caught off guard when they asked me if I could be any animal in the world what would it be and why Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Red Hat in May 2013.
Interview Details – Contacted via Linked In and had a very nice recruiter. I did 2 phone screens then came in for an in person interview in the Mountain View office. 3 person panel interview with a presentation. Both technical and sales oriented questions. I felt the interview was conducted professionally and well organized.
Interview Question – The most difficult question was how I would sell and integrate one of the Red Hat products that I did not have any experience with. I had some time to research it before answering. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The offer was above my expectations.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Red Hat in April 2013.
Interview Details – Started out bad from the beginning. Lady was 30 minutes late and that ran the whole interview late. I had to be back at my other job and that was made clear before going in. They said no problem they could accommodate. That certainly was not the case. i was called back and asked for second interview.. I said sure no Problem.. Same thing happened.. I was called back again and declined. People seemed to have chip on shoulder also..
Interview Question – If you had a elephant what would you do with it... View Answer
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