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"Good company with a terrible IT department"

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Current Employee - Linux Systems Administrator in Raleigh, NC
Current Employee - Linux Systems Administrator in Raleigh, NC
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Red Hat full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

I believe the overall company is a good one and the environment seems to be positive outside of IT. I like the company's mission and how they seem to be executing on it.

Cons

The IT department in the company seems to be exclusively concerned with covering the ass of upper management. Even the simplest technical problems are solved with the addition of more process on an already overly burdened system. While I was there, the IT department was rife with blatant nepotism and conflicts of interest. Even those that prove that they are toxic for the company are simply moved to other areas of IT and not terminated. Worse, the process has been shown to cause outages, yet the answer is to add more process. Between this blind pursuit of process and the toxic working environment, I am glad to be out of there and would never recommend anyone work in Red Hat IT.

Advice to Management

Replace the CIO and all directors. Start from scratch and build an IT organization that can effectively benefit the company.

Other Employee Reviews for Red Hat

  1. Helpful (22)

    "Very clickish unprofessional and disappointing environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It says a lot when the only Pro I can come up with is free snacks. The pay can be generous albeit short lived.

    Cons

    Management is able to go rouge. No polices in place to protect employees from a bad manager. Take "Right to Work State" too literally with no respect for employee well being. People tend to "disapper" not a positive work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your attrition and retention. You are not the only game in town, be more respectfull of the talent.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Almost as good as it gets!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Raleigh, NC
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Red Hat as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Team effort and the promotion of it.
    Perks - free snacks, dinrks, breakfast
    Freedom - No management breathing down your neck. No punching a clock. No babysitting.
    Strong personalities
    Ownership
    Family Friendly

    Cons

    Strong personalities - I place this as both pro and con, because strong personalities can go either way:
    Some are too confident to realize their mistakes.
    Some are so confident they are in a position they don't seem to be qualified for.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

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