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  1. Featured Interview

    Helpful (3)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Red Hat in January 2019.

    Interview

    behavioral interview questions, just tell me about yourself, why red hat, where do you see yourself 5 years from now and generic have you worked on cloud, product management

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    Various Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Red Hat.

    Interview

    Technical recruiter reviews application. If you are deemed a potential fit, you’ll have a call with the recruiter, who will then pass notes to the hiring manager. If the hiring manager wants to proceed, you will have another 30 minute call. If you advance, you will have what they call a panel interview, which is essentially 3-5 30 minute interviews with various team members. Those are the most fun because you get to engage with potential future team members and learn a lot about the role.

    I’ve interviewed for three different but related jobs and worked with three different recruiters. They are not the best at communicating and closing loops, so pay attention to your portal. Most recently, after two calls, I emailed twice during the two weeks following the second call and never heard back, but my portal was finally updated to say I was no longer under consideration. This news would have been better presented through an email response from the recruiter.

    For another position, the recruiter extended a verbal offer. Several days later, it was basically rescinded by saying that they last minute filled it internally but requesting that I interview for another related position because the team thought I was a good fit. I agreed, and after a couple interviews for that position, I was abruptly told that it, too, had been filled.

    Overall, there does not seem to be great transparency and communication.

    Interview Questions

    • Personality and work philosophy / approach questions, like “talk about how you approach <insert job/specific question here>” and “how do you handle getting information you need for your job that isn’t readily available?”   Answer Question
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    Diversity and Inclusion Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7+ weeks. I interviewed at Red Hat.

    Interview

    Initial communication was great, but that did not hold true for the entire process. The interviewer was very inexperienced and it was clear had not reviewed my resume before interview; she failed to ask me any relevant questions. It was also incredibly telling that I showed up to my video interview in a blazer and the interviewer was in a dirty hoodie.

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    Technical Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Red Hat (Raleigh, NC) in March 2020.

    Interview

    I only made it to the initial phone screen for three separate positions from two recruiters. 30-minute conversation about my skills and role. After this, neither contacted me back until I reached out 3 weeks later. That's my only experience with RedHat.

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    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Rather than a fluid experience where questions were asked as part of the conversation it felt like questions were being asked in order as part of a check list. Was not genuine.

    Interview Questions

    • What type of culture and work environment do you thrive in?   Answer Question

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    SAP Solution Architect (Midwest Region) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Red Hat (Raleigh, NC) in February 2020.

    Interview

    Recruiter and manager were very enthusiastic. I was flown to Raleigh for a 4 person panel interview plus a technical presentation at the end. Everyone was very professional during the process. Unfortunately I never heard back from ANYONE at Red Hat after the interview; Not even a Thanks, but No Thanks.

    Interview Questions

    • Behavioral questions like tell me 5 strengths and weaknesses about yourself.. Some product knowledge and experience facing customers.   Answer Question

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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Red Hat.

    Interview

    HR Service Management Internship - Submitted the application on their website for the internship, scheduled a video call one week later, received a rejection letter after two weeks.
    Talent Management Internship - Submitted the application on their website for the internship, scheduled a video call one week later, never hear from them again

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    Solutions Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Red Hat in January 2020.

    Interview

    Applied online and heard from recruiter a week later. Scheduled an interview a week out. Typical process I suppose. Interviewer was not energetic at all, seem indifferent. Said he would be discussing my app with the hiring manager. No longer responds and has no further information. I would say mostly leans towards unprofessional. My time as value too.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Red Hat in January 2020.

    Interview

    Submitted my application through the company's website. Got a video interview with an engineer manager for around 30 minutes. Went through my resume and got asked about some related experience related to the position.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked about my experience with containers, DevOps, previous internship experience and projects.   Answer Question

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    Solutions Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Huntsville, AL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Red Hat (Huntsville, AL) in December 2019.

    Interview

    I have pursued two openings. One was official and one was through a referral and directly to the hiring manager and director. They were very laid back and conversational. I admittedly have dated technical experience as I had been an entrepreneur for the past 10 years. So, while I have had IT experience through the years, it didn't directly apply to Red Hat, open source, operations, or cloud.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do I want to work for Red Hat? It sounds like your business was doing well, why change now (fair question).   Answer Question

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    Associate Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Red Hat (Raleigh, NC) in December 2019.

    Interview

    I applied online through their careers portal, and was contacted the next day.
    The phone screen took approximately 30 minutes. I was told by the recruiter I had everything they were looking for. I went to the next step of having a phone interview with the hiring manager.
    Again, I was told I had everything they were looking for and moved on to 2 video interviews and 3 onsite interviews. The onsite interviews were rushed. I was interviewed by 3 people for 30 minutes each. There was not enough time to discuss the position and my qualifications. I was told by each interviewer I had what they were looking for. The interviews seemed casual and they were "supposed to" ask me questions set up by their People Team.
    My last interviewer did not arrive to the scheduled video interview. Once it was rescheduled, their Blue Jeans application stated there was no interview scheduled, so the interviewer called me via phone as a last resort. It appeared that he thought I had issues, but I believe someone in HR forgot to schedule our video interview with him, but there is no way to know if this happened (no explanation was provided as to why he did not arrive). During my phone interview with him, he stated several times that I had what they were looking for, that I fit the culture and goals of Red Hat, and that I would be hearing back from their recruiter very soon.
    All indications from the hiring manager and interviewers pointed to me receiving an offer. I understand that they cannot be held accountable for changing their minds, but it is irresponsible to lead a candidate on the way they did.
    A panel interview would have been more efficient and would have ensured all questions were answered, but they were rushing these interviews before their holiday shutdown so they did not provide adequate time for themselves nor the candidates.
    I did not hear back from the recruiter, even after I followed up with emails regarding my status as a candidate.
    I only found out that I was rejected after checking the careers portal on their website. After all the time spent, and the day of PTO I took from my current employer, an email sent to the candidate as a courtesy would be greatly appreciated. It is unfortunate that their talent acquisition team works this way, as I also work in HR, and do not treat candidates this way, and I was a referral from a current employee, so my candidate experience was disappointing in the end. Which is ironic because one of the interviewers boasted greatly about how they ensure their candidate experience is top-notch.
    Oh well.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain a process that required you to provide feedback to ensure success.   Answer Question

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