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Red Hat Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Jan 11, 2018
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Consultant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
No Offer
Negative Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 8 weeks. I interviewed at Red Hat (Sunnyvale, CA) in November 2017.

Interview

Phone interview with recruiter, hiring manager, and tech screen. These went well and then I never heard back for several weeks. Then weeks later, a different recruiter HR person contacted me for scheduling the face to face interview. After that email, I never heard back. I called, emailed and messaged the recruiters and they never even bothered to provide the courtesy of an email to give status. Redhat HR and recruiting must have the most glacial, slowest, and inefficient hiring and recruiting process on planet earth. I have interviewed at large companies before and it has been more efficient. Seriously, Redhat, you really need to fix your broken recruiting and hiring process! I mean come on if you already are planning to hire another candidate which is probably what happened in my case, at the very least be honest and let people know. And I went through a current employee referral so this is all surprising. Needless to say, this left a bad taste in the mouth on wanting to ever apply again to Redhat or work for them.

Interview Questions

  • Work experience, Linux tech screen, lots of information on the team and how they plan to ramp up new open source projects   Answer Question

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Red Hat.

    Interview

    Some technical questions, but very superficial... more about past experiences and telling them what they were like. Technical questions were just about programming experiences, the type of things I've done, etc. Phone screen was more about the different types of programming and technical questions, whereas in person was much more to vet personality.

    Interview Questions

    • OOP questions, Java, algorithms, pretty standard and fairly typical.   Answer Question

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Red Hat (Chicago, IL) in October 2013.

    Interview

    I was surprised that the interview process was not as professional as I expected. All of the engineers and managers I dealt with were fine, but I had to email the HR representative multiple times to get feedback.

    Interview Questions

    • The most UNEXPECTED question was, "So... tell me what design patterns you have used. Just name some."   1 Answer
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Red Hat (New York, NY) in March 2012.

    Interview

    Phone screen with recruiter, technical phone interview with a Sr. Consultant, and for the final interview, they flew me to NYC for a full day interview that consisted of a two hour long technical interview and hour+ long interviews with two different managers.

    They paid for the flight, and told me I had to pay for everything else and that I would be reimbursed for all expenses. I submitted my receipts and they reimbursed me for about 1/3 of the real costs.

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Red Hat (Washington, DC) in August 2010.

    Interview

    This was a pre-screening interview to determine if my skill set matched the Red Hat requirement. I was applying for more of a consultant/systems architecture role, with a background in many flavors of UNIX support and systems Integration, but they were looking for a Red Hat certified systems administrator/engineer. Interesting that Red Hat prefers to hire people who are already experts in their products. Since I did not have 5 years or more of hands-on Red Hat Linux experience, they were not interested.

    Interview Questions

    • How many years of direct Red Hat Linux Support experience do you have?   1 Answer

  5. Helpful (2)  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Red Hat.

    Interview

    After a few phone calls with an HR recruiter there was a tech screening interview. It lasted an hour and had maybe a dozen linux specific questions. I passed on the ones I couldn't answer 100% correctly and gave detailed explanations when possible. There was also time to ask the screener, who was also a consultant, questions about their job. I'd say that I had a good 2/3 of the questions answered with great detail.

    I traveled for an in person interview with the consultant manager and a senior consultant. It was fairly relaxed. There were some role playing questions, preparation for the amount of travel required, and general "why Red Hat?" questions.

    Interview Questions

    • What is a Consultant and how does it differ from being a Systems Administrator?   Answer Question
    • How would you handle a customer that wants you to perform work that is out of the project scope?   1 Answer

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