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Open Source company with great brand recognition

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Current Employee - Sales  in  Raleigh, NC
Current Employee - Sales in Raleigh, NC

I have been working at Red Hat

Pros

Great offering. Great brand recognition.

Cons

Company needs to focus on individual productivity. Company needs to focus more on the success of employees. The company needs to become more customer focused.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Feedback: Schedule more time to connect with customers and individual contributors.

Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Join one of the few defining technology companies of the 21st century, and really enjoy your work

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    Current Employee - Channel Account Manager  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Channel Account Manager in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Red Hat

    Pros

    1) Red Hat is THE leader in open source, a disruptive technology trend that continues to accelerate.
    2) Consistent growth (~25% year over year)
    3) Great opportunity to contribute and impact the business
    4) Bright, capable colleagues
    5) Great corporate culture that promotes respect and collegiality versus infighting and backstabbing

    Cons

    1) internal systems / processes are disorganized. Feels like a 2500 person start-up
    2) If working remotely, not so clear what career advancement will be like.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing -- overall you are doing a great job. And continue to provide the overall structure / goals for the company while staying out of the way and letting employees take initiative and responsibility to continue to grow the business.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    If you are passionate about Open Source, RH might be your place.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Red Hat

    Pros

    If you believe in Open Source, Red Hat is a great place for you. Most of the engineers are hard core open source idealists and they will argue with you all day long for it. Open source is a religion and a movement that many Red Hat employees hold true to their hearts and if you believe in open source, you will feel like you are fighting for a cause. In addition, Raleigh, NC is a great place to raise a family, with great infrastructure, good school, universities, hospitals and most southerners are friendly. You also have some other good employers in the area, such as IBM, Lenovo, Netsuite, SAS etc.

    Cons

    A lot of internal politics and Open Source is seens as a religion within the organization that sometimes people lose sight of the business. For example, many insist on using Open Source technologies internally without actually thinking about the business requirements and how mature some of these open source technologies are at the expense of employee productivity. In addition, internal politics abound in this place. You see managers fighting all the time and silos within this relatively young company. Many of the managers make decisions based on what is best of themselves personally, rather than what is best for the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the unperforming fat that is just sitting there collecting paycheck.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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