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Great place to work BUT senior management gets in the way of progress.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Raleigh, NC
Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Raleigh, NC

I have been working at Red Hat

Pros

Culture drives proactive, results-driven behavior. Focus on independent actions and individual accountability. Reasonably flexible work environment.

Cons

Need fresh blood esp in management. "Old Guard" is suffocating and has lead to nepotism.
Change is slow coming and hard won.
For a still small-ish company, compared to competitors like Oracle, MSFT, and IBM, the politics are astounding.
Poor, ineffective managers are allowed to continue in their rolls without being replaced or re-trained.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Invest in hiring and training great managers, they make (or break) the employment experience!

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

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    Excellent Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
    No opinion 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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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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