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Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
326 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • It's open source baby (it's still now - subjected to change with the way of growth) (in 81 reviews)

  • Very nice and open culture/environment, lots of bonuses/benefits, flexible working hours, competitive salaries, opportunities to learn/develop/grow (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Product management wrestling increasing control over upstream open source projects (in 22 reviews)

  • There is need for work life balance in Red Hat (in 11 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Internship program

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Red Hat as an intern (less than an 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
  2.  

    Awesome work, smart and passionate people around but some bad middle management.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Red Hat allows you to work on anything you are passionate about with complete freedom. If you are passionate about opensource, this is the place. There are lot of smart people, from whom you will learn a lot. The best part is, you will get to be part of some opensource community officially, meet more awesome people from the community regularly interact with them and work with them during your office hours.

    Cons

    Compensation is bit less compared to competitors, but if you enjoy your work, that matters less.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please hire middle management who knows what opensource values are and whats the importance of engineers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Ra`ananna (Israel)
    Current Employee - Intern in Ra`ananna (Israel)

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

    Pros

    Developing open-source software is great, and the entire company works in an open-source frame of mind.

    Cons

    Employee benefits could be better, facilities have room for improvment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better compensation for the "rank & file", direct employment of support staff (i.e. cleaning & security)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Awesome place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Red Hat as an intern

    Pros

    One of the best places I have worked at. The managers are very nice. There is no corporate bureaucracy.

    Cons

    Perks are low. All you get in the Raleigh office is a gym and some free food. No free lunches are anything of that sort.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good culture, growing company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    Just started

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Very cool open-source company to work for. Culture is awesome! Manager is really awesome and understanding.

    Cons

    havent worked here long enought to contribute

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Open source dream job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brno (Czech Republic)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brno (Czech Republic)

    I have been working at Red Hat full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Culture, colaboration, openness, work life balance, good team, flexible work environment, cooperation with the best open source hackers

    Cons

    Everyone can see and find in archives if you do something really dumb :), teams across the world means discussions in various time zones

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Fantastic

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)

    I have been working at Red Hat full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great collaboration, very open which fosters innovation

    Cons

    no mentoring palns and no clear training path o carrer path

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More merithocracy based culture in branch offices

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

    Red Hat week celebrations

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Red Hat

    Pros

    Its good that we do it every year, nice time to have and welcome break, some collaboration nice to see all participate.

    Cons

    Very boring week, same things from last how many years don't know...This is Red Hat week it should be celebrated like a festival...enjoy, fun but leaving enjoy and fun rest everything is there...Other Red Hat locations really enjoy the Red Hat week....but in Pune...its very boring. Don't feel like participating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please have good celebrations in this period, employee engagement drives and keeps people motivated and keeps them united. I think this event should be done by fun club and not by HR.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Sr. Technical Product Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Senior TPM
    Former Employee - Senior TPM

    I worked at Red Hat full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company, the culture, the benefits and the people - this place is as close to every geek's dream job as it gets, especially if you care about OpenSource technology.

    Free training and certifications, annual raises and stock options.

    Cons

    Sometimes, having to work with the upstream community can be frustrating

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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