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If you want to work with open source operating systems, there's only one for-profit public company that's successful.

Consulting Manager (Former Employee)
Raleigh, NC

ProsYou get to see open source software work in real companies doing real business. If you work on or like open source software, this is one of the very few pure OSS companies that makes a dime. A small dime, but a dime at that. They balance their for money product with the stand-on-principals-at-the-expense-of-functionality Fedora.

ConsToo far away from the Valley. In order to make money, Red Hat only pays attention to customers with fat wallets. Because of this, Fedora doesn't have the passion within the community that it should, despite being a great operating system. Ubuntu is more popular than Fedora not because Ubuntu is a better GNU/Linux operating system, but rather because Ubuntu help stronger community ties.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop ignoring the desktop and the small-medium businesses. The Fortune 2000 has deep wallets. But if you really want to grow, you will need to take more risks outside of the easy money (the investment banks that give Red Hat most of their money).

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good job if you're given responsibility and real work from the get-go.

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    Pros: One of the best Tech companies period. Lots to learn, amazing people to learn from. A few times I was looking to find… Cons: If you're not doing development, it's kind of boring. Kind of really, really boring. It quickly turns from… Advice to Senior Management: None, I never really had any opinion of them. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Great technology but be aware senior management more like a family business

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    Raleigh, NC

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    Pros: To be part of the Open Source movement and doing some genuinely innovative… Cons: Many of the senior management are close friends or relatives meaning nepotism is rife at this 2000 person company, with an over representation of NC… Advice to Senior Management: Promote and hire based on merit, not being someone's brother in law, a loser buddy of the… More
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