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Helpful (1)

Red Hat ROCKS!

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

I have been working at Red Hat full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

A truly open and collaborative environment! Red Hat hires smart people, and senior management is very strategic and driven. Red Hat is a GREAT place to work!

Cons

Sometimes because everyone gets to share their $0.02 is slows down a project, but at the end of the day you usually with a better, more informed decision at the end of the day.

Advice to Management

Keep driving us to

Other Employee Reviews for Red Hat

  1. Helpful (5)

    Growth opportunities, but lots of frustrating road blocks along the way

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

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

    Pros

    -lots of passionate/driven/hardworking employees -minimal micromagement (depending entirely on department) -growth opportunities (if you know the right people, or the "in" crowd) -good benefits -free snacks/drinks/first aid kit -awesome new headquarters building (in Raleigh)

    Cons

    -departments are very segmented (internally and externally) -pay seems low compared to past experience with similar tech companies -because the company has grown rapidly, many processes dont exist. Even if processes are in place, they're often not followed in order to cater to the "tenured" employees -bad mentality from tenured employees with attitude of "this is how its always been done, so why should we change" -long hours are the norm -upper management (depending on department) shows obvious favoritism to those who kiss a$$ -very little work/life balance. if you need to leave early to pick up your children or go to a doctor's appointment, you're almost frowned upon (at least in my experience)

    Advice to Management

    once a process is established, STICK TO IT! don't cater to one specific area/department of the company. if you want to be competitive with your more established counterparts, you need to have processes in place and stick to them - this goes for anything from canned responses for customer emails, to how employee complaints are handled on rdu-list, to how terminations occur.


  2. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Westford, MA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Westford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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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