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Good company, but too bureaucratic

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Former Employee - Director in Raleigh, NC
Former Employee - Director in Raleigh, NC

I worked at Red Hat full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Very collaborative, good products and support

Cons

Business processes and systems are antiquated or lacking

Advice to Management

Hire a COO to fix antiquated and lacking business processes and systems

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  1. Helpful (10)

    Very tactical sales management, company lacks vision and ability to expand revenue with other solutions

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    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager

    I worked at Red Hat full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux WAS a game changer Has the building blocks - middleware, virtualization, lifecycle....

    Cons

    Quota's go up on average 75% to 100% a year, 73% of company revenue comes from the operating system because there is no sales training (or deep dive competitive information on the sales portal) on the middleware stack and other solutions which would enable sales people to cross sell effectively and overachieve quota. Linux has become mature and this company needs to become more competitive with their other solutions. Management is inept - incredibly so. They are tactically focused on the weekly forecast call, lots of politics and there is an "old boys mentality" - if you're not one of the "boys" you have accounts taken away from you and the management simply doesn't support you when you need them. BTW - this is an engineering company - I've been in a meeting where an senior solutions architect stated in front of a room of sales guys that the sales guys are "slime that oozes from under rocks". I was with RH for quite a few years - these are not first impression observations

    Advice to Management

    Don't micromanage - get out of your tactical comfort zone and figure out how to support your sales guys so they can cross sell effectively and make lots of money for you, the company AND themselves. Change the attitude - it should NOT be an "all for one and one for one" company.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Figuring out who they are.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, great technology, fun atmosphere

    Cons

    Turning into one of the big boys is making RHT loose it's focus.


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