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Excellent Place to Work

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Raleigh, NC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

I have been working at Red Hat

Pros

Red Hat is still a growing company. Though not in full start up mode any longer, it still maintains the sense of entrepreneurial-ship prevalent at most startups. However, it also has enough process in place to prevent total chaos.

Cons

The same reason that makes it a pro can also make it a con. As a company grows, the ecosystem has to adjust to change, and many times those changes can be challenging.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Rely on the expertise that you have hired from the industry and lean on it to make the important and critical decision to keep the company growing and moving forward.

Recommends
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great colleagues, Crappy HR

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Red Hat

    Pros

    Interesting work
    Smart, dedicated colleagues
    Solid products

    Cons

    HR does not advocate for people--terrible benefits
    Politics over accomplishment in promotions
    Focused on culture rather than customers
    Old timers afraid of growth and change
    Roles not clearly defined

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get someone new to head up HR

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    The place to be IF you don't like spending time at home.

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Westford, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Westford, MA

    I worked at Red Hat

    Pros

    Great opportunities for learning, good benefits, great people!

    Cons

    It's easy to get lost in a place like RedHat. If you're a consultants you are expected to be 'on the road' nearly 100% of the time. If you go to work there and be a consultant expect to be living in cheap hotels and eating on a low end budget. You wouldn't believe some of the crummy hotels I had to stay at. Business travel is bad enough to begin with, fighting with a rat to keep yoru snickers bar in the hotel room is just too much on top!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consultants are people too, with homes and families; understand the need for some balance between work and life.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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