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Helpful (3)

Inspiring, fun place to work... but burn-out levels are high.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

I worked at Red Hat

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

You get to work with awesome people (for the most part), and you get to do work that's interesting. A lot of respect for intelligent people, and you're encouraged to work on your own project ideas.

Cons

Can be mentally exhausting. Hard to not work 70 hour weeks. Always pressure to be bigger, better, more, greater. No work-life balance allowed.

Advice to Management

Find ways to offer work-life balance. Quit hiring idiots, or at least don't let those idiots hire even more idiots.

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  1. Helpful (4)

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

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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

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  2. Excellent Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Red Hat

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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