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5 people found this helpful  

Good company with a terrible IT department

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Current Employee - Linux Systems Administrator  in  Raleigh, NC
Current Employee - Linux Systems Administrator in Raleigh, NC

Pros

I believe the overall company is a good one and the environment seems to be positive outside of IT. I like the company's mission and how they seem to be executing on it.

Cons

The IT department in the company seems to be exclusively concerned with covering the ass of upper management. Even the simplest technical problems are solved with the addition of more process on an already overly burdened system. While I was there, the IT department was rife with blatant nepotism and conflicts of interest. Even those that prove that they are toxic for the company are simply moved to other areas of IT and not terminated. Worse, the process has been shown to cause outages, yet the answer is to add more process. Between this blind pursuit of process and the toxic working environment, I am glad to be out of there and would never recommend anyone work in Red Hat IT.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Replace the CIO and all directors. Start from scratch and build an IT organization that can effectively benefit the company.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 14 people found this helpful  

    Very clickish unprofessional and disappointing environment

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

    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

    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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