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Raleigh, NC
10000+ employees
Company - Public (RHT)
Computer Hardware & Software
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

Working at Red Hat

At Red Hat, we connect an innovative community of customers, partners, and contributors to deliver an open source stack of trusted, high-performing solutions. We offer cloud, Linux, middleware, storage, and virtualization technologies, together with award-winning global customer ... Read more

Mission: To be the catalyst in communities of customers, contributors, and partners creating better technology the open source way.

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2016 (#37), 2014 (#23), 2013 (#33)

Highest Rated CEOs: 2016 (#10)

Red Hat – Why Work For Us?

More than just a job
Red Hat is where the most passionate, creative, and high-performing people in the tech industry come together to make a difference. We build and support the only fully open source technology stack, and we're passionate about showing the world the power of the open source way.

At Red Hat, our work feels important because it is. Transparency and collaboration are changing the world, and we've proven that you can build a company on those principles. Every day is full of opportunities for you to contribute your ideas, help solve complex problems, and have a meaningful, tangible impact.

Find out what it’s like to work here
Most companies describe what you will experience on their best days. We think it's more useful to know what you can expect from a typical day here. Find out if Red Hat is right for you.

Our diverse, inclusive meritocracy
As an open source leader, our business depends on diverse groups of people coming together to share ideas, collaborate, and spur innovation.

At Red Hat, diversity fuels our meritocratic culture by bringing in more participants and ideas and challenging our assumptions. We are committed to growing diversity and inclusion both at Red Hat and in the communities in which we work and live.

Diversity and inclusion within Red Hat
Internally, we are building an inclusive culture where diverse perspectives are valued through programs like our Diversity + Inclusion Communities (what other companies call employee resource groups), learning opportunities on topics like inclusive teamwork, and more.

Sharing the power of open source
Red Hat supports many programs that are designed to get traditionally underrepresented groups involved in open source, like Outreachy, CO.LAB, Open Source Day at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, and much more. We also created the Women in Open Source Awards to shine a light on the valuable contributions women are making to the open source movement.

Learn more about what we’re doing to make Red Hat and open source more diverse and inclusive.

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    "Best Place I've Ever Worked"

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    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Raleigh, NC
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    - Wonderful environment where your coworkers actually listen to you!
    - Freedom to shape your career into what you want it to be.
    - Quarterly bonuses are fantastic..
    - Intelligent, collaborative, and fun coworkers.
    - Fantastic work/life balance.
    - People say thank you. I feel appreciated.


    I love Red Hat, but it's not for everyone. The freedom to say what you think and be heard means that Red Hat can be chaotic and difficult. Sometimes, it's hard to move forward because everyone has an opinion. Still, I wouldn't work anywhere else.
    Some of the managers are young and inexperienced, so you may have to be patient with them. They seem to be open to learning and growing though.

    Advice to Management

    Keep using the Open Decision Framework and listening to your people. Red Hat is special. We are all afraid it will lose some of its magic as it continues to grow. Continue to focus on hiring people who can handle the chaos and thrive in the Red Hat environment.

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Red Hat Interviews



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    Solutions Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
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    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Red Hat (San Diego, CA) in August 2017.


    A Red Hat recruiter (OK, "Talent Acquisition Specialist" :-) ) contacted me about this position. He explained that the interview process would probably take about three weeks due to the schedules of various involved individuals. I spoke with the manager who will be my direct supervisor first a couple of days after initial contact. He was very personable, and it was clear that they're looking for personality and cultural fit as well as technical expertise. A few days after that, I had a second phone interview with a senior architect where the questions became more technical, but it was still clear that wasn't all they wanted. Both of these interviewers were clearly very happy with their jobs and careers, and that was really exciting. In most cases, there would have been a phone call with the account exec that the position is to support (turns out I already knew him, so we skipped that part!) followed by an in-person panel type of interview, which we also skipped... apparently they were already satisfied that I was their guy :-) All in all, it was a very positive experience for me, and made me even more excited to join the team!

    I had talked with Red Hat previously about a different role, which included more travel than I was comfortable with. Those who want to work with Red Hat should be aware that a lot of travel is likely to be part of the deal for some positions. Also, that last time, I had taken their HackerRank test, which is very similar to an RHCSA / RCHE exam. You will NOT be able to fake your way through that. Having a Red Hat certification in hand is very helpful, as they know what that means. And if you aren't really excited about Red Hat and have a certain basic amount of knowledge of their products, you likely won't make it far in the process. Everyone I've dealt with loves working here, and it's clear they're well taken care of. But that means they can afford to be picky.

    Interview Questions

    • Many questions involved my experience with or knowledge of an array of Red Hat products or specific Linux technologies, like SELinux and firewalld.   Answer Question
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Red Hat Awards & Accolades

  • Best Tech Company to Work For, Singapore Computer Society, 2017
  • Best Places to Work (U.S.), Triangle Business Journal, 2017
  • The Best Places to Work for New Dads, Fatherly, 2017
  • The Best Cloud Computing Companies And CEOs To Work For, Forbes, 2016
  • Top 50 Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2016
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