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A senior engineer's view of Red Hat

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Current Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer  in  London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in London, England (UK)

I have been working at Red Hat full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Flexible working hours, high pedigree engineering team, low management interference. Lifestyle - working remotely, etc - and highly encouraged community participation.

Cons

Below average pay scale, increasingly political environment. Product management wrestling increasing control over upstream open source projects. Somewhat adversarial relationship between business and engineering.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay top tier for top tier talent. I've seen far too many smart people leave on account of pay. And remove business-related politics from an engineer's focus.

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    Best company for graduate students.

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - QA Engineer  in  Brno (Czech Republic)
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Brno (Czech Republic)

    I have been working at Red Hat full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Opensource values.
    Lot of opportunities for graduate students.
    Young collective.
    Informal and very friendly atmosphere.
    Great management which is in touch with lower employees.
    Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Absolutely lack of employees on senior level = after few years there's nobody to learn from.
    No real career development.
    Salary under average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more senior people to QA teams and more people to development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Director

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Director in Pune (India)

    I have been working at Red Hat full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great culture in an enterprise package, its like a big - small company. Lots of opportunity and a lot less politics. Fiscally prudent and stable.

    Cons

    Typical pains of a rapidly growing company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great job

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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