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Fun but nowhere to go...

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

I worked at Red Hat full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Working Environment: fun, fast-paced, opportunity to travel
Free food on most days somewhere in the office
Great office space

Cons

Low salary. Had to leave because it just wan't competitive enough.
Promotions are based on who you are friends with-- not merit based.
People in leadership never move-- and often have no idea what they are doing.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Better, competitive salary. Leadership needs to actually lead-- not be a part of the cool kids group.

Doesn't Recommend
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    Interesting culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Red Hat full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Unique office and great cafe

    Cons

    Change is rapid not allowing for solid execution and leaves incomplete work in its wake. Too many things left unbaked and projects churn ineffectively. Culture isn't the best when grooming the company for efficient growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Specific to my department...eliminate micro managing and trust the talent you hired to do the work they know how to do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Overall great experience!

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    Former Employee - Enterprise Account Executive
    Former Employee - Enterprise Account Executive

    I worked at Red Hat full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. The company has gone through a lot of growing pains, but still cares about the employees and culture. Still maintains the open source culture, which is not buttoned up and much more relaxed. Very collaborative environment, you build very good friendships here. Not micromanaged.

    Cons

    Finance and engineering run company still. Also very political. Promotions are not always given on merit, but instead on who your friend is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not change compensation plans in the middle of the year. It is very discouraging to employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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