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Helpful (1)

Almost as good as it gets!

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Raleigh, NC
Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Raleigh, NC
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Red Hat as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

Team effort and the promotion of it. Perks - free snacks, dinrks, breakfast Freedom - No management breathing down your neck. No punching a clock. No babysitting. Strong personalities Ownership Family Friendly

Cons

Strong personalities - I place this as both pro and con, because strong personalities can go either way: Some are too confident to realize their mistakes. Some are so confident they are in a position they don't seem to be qualified for.

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work!

Other Employee Reviews for Red Hat

  1. Helpful (1)

    Good Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Red Hat full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative environment Mid-level management is involved and responsive Real value is placed on software Development staff is very talented Transparency is a priority Embraces technology market shifts Contributes to the community

    Cons

    Rapid growth is stretching management and infrastructure resources Limited career growth in some departments

    Advice to Management

    Making good progress, but walls between departments still exist and hamper rapid progress.


  2. Helpful (7)

    Disaster in making

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Westford, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Westford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open source, still growing company, lots of opportunities, lots of offices, sex appeal in tech circles.

    Cons

    Red Hat has grown too fast and is becoming too much of a big company. If you are about to be laid off from HP or AMD, you will find yourself at home at Red Hat -- which is trying to become like HP or AMD. Red Hat lost its spirit of a smaller counter-culture company, and it's trying to impose (top-down) processes for operational efficiency. The open source developers who are still employed are less and less connected to the corporate entity which is all about process formality.

    Advice to Management

    Red Hat can become AMD or HP in a few years, but look where those companies are today. Better to moderate the growth and upset the shareholders in the short term, rather than become a rigid corporation that Red Hat founders despised.


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