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    Fun place to work, but there is too much favoritism.

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Westford, MA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Westford, MA

    I have been working at Red Hat full-time (more than 3 years)


    Its a fun and challenging place to work. Opportunities abound.


    If you or your management aren't within senior managements "inner circle" or "favorites list" its hard to influence and make a difference.

    You may say that is typical corporate life. You would be right. BUT at Red Hat claims to be different based on the open source idea of "meritocracy: an elite group of people whose progress is based on ability and talent rather than on class privilege or wealth."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Live what you claim you live. Don't promote managers because you like them. This causes people who are great individual contributors to be promoted as managers, and those people aren't always great managers. Promote people because they are capable and intelligent leaders.

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Red Hat Interviews

Updated Dec 10, 2014
Updated Dec 10, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Inside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Initial recruiter screening with phone interview. Face to face interviews with two managers and a Sr. Director that allowed deep dive into the actual position. After this we had a role play call.

    Interview Questions
    • The role play was unexpected but had a few days to prepare.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer

Red Hat Awards & Accolades

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America's 200 Best Small Companies, Forbes, 2009
Top 100 Best Places to Work in IT, ComputerWorld, 2009
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Headquarters Raleigh, NC
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1993
Type Company - Public (RHT)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Competitors VMware, Oracle, Microsoft

At Red Hat, we connect an innovative community of customers, partners, and contributors to deliver an open source stack of trusted, high-performing technologies that solve business problems. We’re a billion dollar S&P 500 company offering solutions from Linux to middleware, storage to cloud, together with award-winning global customer support, consulting, and implementation... More

Mission: To be the catalyst in communities of customers, contributors, and partners creating better technology the open source way.

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