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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

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 ManagementAdvice

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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    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

    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!

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  2.  

    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.

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