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Updated August 28, 2015
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Pros
  • Red Hat is a great place to work if you love open source (in 85 reviews)

  • Most teams are flexible and allow you to maintain an excellent work/life balance (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Management needs to be innovative, More time for Open Source to folks in there (in 22 reviews)

  • Work-life balance can be frustrating (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Consulting organization is VERY DIFFERENT than the rest of the organization

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Open Source tech, passionate people

    Cons

    Hours, management, consultants are not the friendliest people (see: not personable)

    Advice to Management

    Make the consulting organization more like the rest of the organization


  2. It has potential BUT

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Red Hat (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work and interesting co-workers.

    Cons

    The highest levels of management don't walk the talk. Not as "open" as advertised during the interview process. I always hoped Jim Whitehurst coming aboard as CEO could turn things around in this regard, and to the extent he has made some small differences, it has been slow going.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Not too shabby

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Red Hat full-time

    Pros

    Stock options, Remote working, Flexible schedules, Travel.

    Cons

    Oracle system is terrible, expenses are a nightmare, red tape everywhere. Sometimes too much travel, and very very little time off.


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  5. Systems administrator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Red Hat (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company's culture is amazing , very open and technology driven. The managers encourage career growth. Red hat is a market leader and an innovative company. You'll get to work with super smart and technical people.

    Cons

    Salaries are a bit under the market average.

    Advice to Management

    Increase salaries.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Wouldn't have it any other way

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    Current Employee - Principal Solutions Architect
    Current Employee - Principal Solutions Architect
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Red Hat is the absolute best technology company I've worked for in 20 years. The culture and atmosphere are outstanding, and most everyone believes in what we're doing and loves being here. 100% recommended to friends and family!

    Cons

    nothing to report at this time


  7. For Czech interns

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    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Brno (Czech Republic)
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Brno (Czech Republic)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, great offices, great people.

    Cons

    Most intern positions aren't in development. No meal vouchers / food at office.

    Advice to Management

    Buying lunches can cost 1/5 - 1/4 of the intern salary.


  8. Company review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    innovative open source company, works on latest technologies.

    Cons

    Not so good compensation benefits


  9. Helpful (1)

    Awesome company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Red Hat full-time

    Pros

    The place to be for Open Source developpers

    Cons

    Big company, a lot of processes.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Red Hatter

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    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Specialist in Brno (Czech Republic)
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Specialist in Brno (Czech Republic)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Our culture and our values - freedom, courage, commitment, and accountability. Engineers are smart and clever people with passion for open source technology. Company offers me many chances and way to my development. I am very happy and enjoy every day to my office

    Cons

    This environment and culture are not fit for all people - engineers, managers, supervisors or associates. We are very focus on results and with big responsibilities.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Its OK!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Red hat is doing extremely well. Great vision and excellent products that are very relevant. So it's a very stable company to work for. Undoubtedly the best brand to have on your resume. Great engineering culture with lot of flexibility.

    Cons

    I love Redhat as a company and brand and it's sad to write the following. The benefits are really sub par. Salaries are not bad but not top of the market either. The facilities are a real pain. They cut costs for every minute thing including parking, shared cubicles, phones etc. So don't expect a rosy environment. It's always cost over convenience. The middle management can be very inexperienced. If you end up under a supervisor it's basically working with another engineer with basic to none management skills. It's a sad place to be. As other review say the engineering ladder is broken. There needs to be more levels between senior and principal software engineer. Once you're principal forget about promotions. Not the best place to work anymore for sure. Not even close.

    Advice to Management

    Redhat is doing very well, loosen the pockets and stop acting so cheap in every possible way. It's so annoying. Trust the employees and give them some freedom. Provide better manager training. Some supervisors are pathetic. Pay employees well and improve benefits. Become the Redhat I dreamt to work for.



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