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  1.  

    Best Place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Red Hat is the ish. Great interning program and great people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Very fun company to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Westford, MA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Westford, MA

    I worked at Red Hat as an intern

    Pros

    The work-life balance is very good, and you feel very comfortable moving around the office and talking to people.

    Cons

    Some of the coworkers can be rocky at first

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 7 people found this helpful  

    Fun place to work, but there is too much favoritism.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Westford, MA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Westford, MA

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

    Pros

    Its a fun and challenging place to work. Opportunities abound.

    Cons

    If you or your management aren't within senior managements "inner circle" or "favorites list" its hard to influence and make a difference.

    You may say that is typical corporate life. You would be right. BUT at Red Hat claims to be different based on the open source idea of "meritocracy: an elite group of people whose progress is based on ability and talent rather than on class privilege or wealth."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Live what you claim you live. Don't promote managers because you like them. This causes people who are great individual contributors to be promoted as managers, and those people aren't always great managers. Promote people because they are capable and intelligent leaders.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Kind of it's own animal

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

    Fanastic open source company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    * Great co workers
    * All Open Source
    * Great community support
    * Flexible hours
    * Work from home

    Cons

    * Very dispersed team
    * Too few PTO days

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great place

    • 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

    Pros

    Work Environment is really great

    Cons

    Pay Scale really needs to catch up to industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 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
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Awesome place to work

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

    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, interesting and challenging work and fun environment

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

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