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"Open source, open company"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Consultant
Current Employee - Senior Consultant
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

The internal culture at Red Hat is incredibly open and diverse. It is not uncommon to see engineers and "workers" openly criticize management when they feel that a poor decision has been made.

Reliable financials and internal movement means you will never worry about losing your job.

Amazing coworkers and frequently amazing managers.

Cons

Lack of driving technical vision.
Overly conservative investment strategy from senior management when it comes to diversifying the product portfolio or being creative in penetrating new markets or driving deeper into existing markets. (This falls into the "it aint broke, dont fix it" category of business management and Red Hat excels at it - for better or worse)

Advice to Management

Spend money on allowing employees to push Red Hat to the next level. Think Google's model of employees spending time on side projects - don't limit this to programmers / developers either.

Other Employee Reviews for Red Hat

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Very Good Company Overall, Avoid Middle East Management tough"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Red Hat is a very good company to work for overall, they allow and encourage staff to grow in a very liberal way.

    Cons

    Current Middle East Management is dreadful altough.

    Advice to Management

    They are very good employees, but also too many prima donnas whos motive is only to show off themselves. The management should be sharper in motivating and retaining good employees and get rid off the 10% useless ones, a bit like Jack Welsh at GE


  2. "Great culture, flat org structure, easy access to sr. management, overall great climate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wider scope of roles, engagements & interactions with exec team

    Cons

    None that i can think of

    Advice to Management

    None

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