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A challenging environment with lots of smart people that allows you to bring out your best

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Westford, MA
Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Westford, MA

I have been working at Red Hat full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

* Collaborative environment where you can work with very smart people
* Challenges you to evaluate and improve your own ideas to solve problems
* With not much effort you can interact with people across the company
* Opportunities for career enhancing training

Cons

* Like a small company, often struggling to do a lot with few resources or people
* Like a big company, starting to experience some drag from processes that haven't kept up with growth
* Some office-culture differences across certain geos can be challenging

Advice to Management

More attention to preserving culture is needed; we have too little leadership in that area and too much lip service. However, upper management's improved focus on precise opportunities and strategy is a good thing overall and helps direct efforts across the company.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Smart, passionate people working together for a common goal.

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

    I have been working at Red Hat full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Excellent place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Rochester, NY
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Red Hat as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    excellent culture, love the open source aspects of the company

    Cons

    No real cons that I saw, I was only working there for a summer though.


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