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Smart, passionate people working together for a common goal.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Raleigh, NC
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC

I have been working at Red Hat full-time

Pros

People here are generally smart and passionate about what they do.
The company cares about its employees and tries to provide opportunities for advancement and education.
The company is always tackling interesting projects and hard problems, there is always a lot of challenging work that needs to be done if you know where to look.
Overall I consider it a very good place to work.

Cons

Interdepartmental cooperation is not what it should be.
It is unclear what (if any) value some middle managers are contributing.
The company does a bad job of firing unproductive individual contributors or managers; people tend to just linger indefinitely while continuing to be unproductive.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make sure you are actually getting value from your middle managers and individual contributors. Don't be afraid to fire people who are just collecting a paycheck. There are plenty of skilled and talented people who would like to work here, let's not settle for less than the best.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 14 people found this helpful  

    Very clickish unprofessional and disappointing environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Red Hat full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It says a lot when the only Pro I can come up with is free snacks. The pay can be generous albeit short lived.

    Cons

    Management is able to go rouge. No polices in place to protect employees from a bad manager. Take "Right to Work State" too literally with no respect for employee well being. People tend to "disapper" not a positive work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at your attrition and retention. You are not the only game in town, be more respectfull of the talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Red Hat full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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