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"Good company, but too bureaucratic"

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Former Employee - Director in Raleigh, NC
Former Employee - Director in Raleigh, NC
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Red Hat full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Very collaborative, good products and support

Cons

Business processes and systems are antiquated or lacking

Advice to Management

Hire a COO to fix antiquated and lacking business processes and systems

Other Employee Reviews for Red Hat

  1. Helpful (11)

    "Very tactical sales management, company lacks vision and ability to expand revenue with other solutions"

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    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux WAS a game changer
    Has the building blocks - middleware, virtualization, lifecycle....

    Cons

    Quota's go up on average 75% to 100% a year, 73% of company revenue comes from the operating system because there is no sales training (or deep dive competitive information on the sales portal) on the middleware stack and other solutions which would enable sales people to cross sell effectively and overachieve quota. Linux has become mature and this company needs to become more competitive with their other solutions. Management is inept - incredibly so. They are tactically focused on the weekly forecast call, lots of politics and there is an "old boys mentality" - if you're not one of the "boys" you have accounts taken away from you and the management simply doesn't support you when you need them. BTW - this is an engineering company - I've been in a meeting where an senior solutions architect stated in front of a room of sales guys that the sales guys are "slime that oozes from under rocks". I was with RH for quite a few years - these are not first impression observations

    Advice to Management

    Don't micromanage - get out of your tactical comfort zone and figure out how to support your sales guys so they can cross sell effectively and make lots of money for you, the company AND themselves. Change the attitude - it should NOT be an "all for one and one for one" company.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company for experienced employees"

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    Current Employee - Facilities
    Current Employee - Facilities
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great benefits, great office environment. Very outspoken, opinionated employees. Able to be original. Salary was average.

    Cons

    Not a ton of position growth unless someone is fired or you move to an entirely new position. Because of the outspokeness...some comments can be harsh or offensive. Definitely need a thick skin.

    Advice to Management

    Open source is a great thing, however everyone needs rules and guidelines. When you make company policies...stick to them....no exceptions.


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