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Updated March 11, 2015
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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Great culture

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    Former Intern - Software Engineering in Raleigh, NC
    Former Intern - Software Engineering in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Red Hat as an intern

    Pros

    Great culture, passionate people, very nice to interns. Gave us a lot of cool shirts and other 'swag', taught us a lot and brought us on cool excursions. Plus I met the CEO a few times. Ideally, he remembers me.

    Cons

    I got the sense that they were trying to convince themselves that the products were more successful than they are. Things like "you know, in Russia, we're the 19th best option for x".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Product Manager

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    Former Employee - Product Manager I in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Product Manager I in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Wow, what a company! They push you to succeed. I love my management team.

    Cons

    There are none. They are OUTSTANDING!!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide training to new product managers (smile). You tried your best ...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Red Hat is the ish. Great interning program and great people.

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    Current Intern - Sales Development Representative in Raleigh, NC
    Current Intern - Sales Development Representative in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Red Hat as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    -People, People, People
    -Good pay for an intern
    -Awesome building Layout
    -Culture is great

    Cons

    -Changing environment can be a bit disruptive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing your thang

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Best Place to work.

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    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Red Hat

    Pros

    Good work life balance.
    Flexible Work hour
    Well Planned execution
    Highly talented and helpful people.

    Cons

    I didn't see any specific stuffs to point out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing specifically.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Growing fast, awesome culture

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

    I worked at Red Hat

    Pros

    Open Source and culture FTW!
    Awesome snacks, good volunteer opportunities.
    Collaboration thrives due to global offices. Flexible work from home and telecommuting.

    Cons

    Pay below industry average.
    Not many challenges.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Kind of it's own animal

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Red Hat

    Pros

    Red Hat provides the opportunity to get involved with a lot of very high profile technology at very interesting customer sites

    Cons

    Red Hat does not typically share what is going on with tools developers write with the developers, and seems to be a sales-dominated culture. Employees can be underpaid if they do not stick up for themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Red Hat at times feels like a coral reef rather than a company. Work on getting groups at different sites to work better together, rather than competing in very similar technological spaces. Make sure those that produce your technology are adequately compensated. Increase the ability for lateral moves within the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Great people, interesting and challenging work and fun environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Red Hat full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I have never been bored! As the company has grown and evolved I have seen many challenges. But, everyone has always been willing to roll up their sleeves to help make improvements.

    Cons

    I honestly cannot contribute to highlighting any cons. That would imply that I have no power over the things that bother me. I have a voice for change at Red Hat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to stay connected and remain focused on what matters to customers, partners and employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Internship program

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    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in Raleigh, NC
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Red Hat as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent work culture, great place to learn, very smart and down - to -earth employees.

    Cons

    I can't think of any

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    I have been working at Red Hat full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people, opportunity are there to explore. Lots of young talent right. Open to new ideas on occasion. Good on site perks.

    Cons

    Low focus on processes and scaling to be larger. Although global, mindset is not. Compensation is lower than market so they need to level the population to keep associates in the near future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Meritocracy does not equal who is in the inner circle.

    No opinion of CEO
  11. Good culture, growing company

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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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good culture, decent benefits, young but growing company

    Cons

    Not much mobility in finance department

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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