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"Hard work but very rewarding..."

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manager in Sarasota, FL
Current Employee - Manager in Sarasota, FL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great culture and very rewarding environment...

Cons

Achieving a good work/life balance is one of the hardest things about being at Red Hat...

Advice to Management

Benefits are OK, but certainly not leading the industry...

Other Employee Reviews for Red Hat

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Good (but could be great) place to work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Westford, MA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Westford, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Red Hat's open source culture creates a climate where associates' opinions are heard and people are encouraged to participate in decision making. In general, the staff at Red Hat is extremely bright and competant. Red Hat's management is supportive and respectful and they encourage an excellent work-life balance.

    Cons

    Red Hat's compensation and benefits package is not competitive with other high tech companies (at least in the Boston area, which is where I work). Associates are expected to "work for less" to have the privlege of working for the open source leader. There are many open source advocates who are willing to work for less, but this attitude will deter many excellent potential staff members from considering Red Hat.

    Red Hat is also experiencing some growing pains with respect to processes and tools. Processes are extremely complex,. As we grow, these processes and tools will not scale. More streamlined processes need to be instituted to allow Red Hat to grow successfully. Thereis too much red tape and management approvals to be flexible and efficient.

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate Red Hat's infrastructure and processes for growth. Red Hat must be more competitive and agile. There is too much management required to implement the complex processes which have evolved at Red Hat. The processes are so complicated that it takes several managers just to understand them and enforce them.

    Does RH truly want to follow the path of Digital Equipment Corp ? DEC is the birthplace of most of the management expertise and processes within engineering. Red Hat shoulld consider a more agile development process, and bring in some new ideas to help with this
    transition.


  2. Helpful (10)

    "Great on the outside, sour on the inside"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Red Hat full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Technical employees are some of the best out there.
    Work is engaging.
    Lots of perks to working there.

    Cons

    Salary is dreadfully low.
    Almost all of management are drones that seem to forget where they came from as soon as they step into the role.
    The workload is enough for twice the number of employees they have.
    They hire at a snail's pace, and people leave twice as fast.

    Advice to Management

    There really isn't anything one could put here that would be effective. Most of management needs to be replaced.

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