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3 people found this helpful  

Great 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

Great place to work, where the culture is open, friendly, and ready to work hard to get the job done. Nice that it has a casual dress code and many open discussions.

Cons

There aren't a lot of women in high up leadership positions, especially on the sales side. Can feel like the good ol boys club sometimes, when almost all of the upper management are men driving their fancy cars and owning multiple homes, but I guess that's corporate America for you!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Would love to see my charitable activities going on. Instead of just writing a big check every year, bringing the employees together to run charity races, or work on Habitat for Humanity is a much better way to give back and boost employee morale at the same time.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    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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  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    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!

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