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3 people found this helpful  

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

Human Resources (Current Employee) Raleigh, NC

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 Senior Managementonce 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    5 people found this helpful  

    Good company with a terrible IT department

    Linux Systems Administrator (Current Employee) Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Red Hat full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros: I believe the overall company is a good one and the environment seems to be positive… 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… Advice to Senior Management: Replace the CIO and all directors. Start from scratch and… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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    1 person found this helpful  

    Smart, passionate people working together for a common goal.

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) 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… Cons: Interdepartmental cooperation is not what it should be. It is unclear what (if any) value some middle managers are contributing. The company does… Advice to Senior 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… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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