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"A senior engineer's view of Red Hat"

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Current Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Red Hat full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Flexible working hours, high pedigree engineering team, low management interference. Lifestyle - working remotely, etc - and highly encouraged community participation.

Cons

Below average pay scale, increasingly political environment. Product management wrestling increasing control over upstream open source projects. Somewhat adversarial relationship between business and engineering.

Advice to Management

Pay top tier for top tier talent. I've seen far too many smart people leave on account of pay. And remove business-related politics from an engineer's focus.

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    "Best company for graduate students."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Brno (Czech Republic)
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Brno (Czech Republic)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opensource values.
    Lot of opportunities for graduate students.
    Young collective.
    Informal and very friendly atmosphere.
    Great management which is in touch with lower employees.
    Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Absolutely lack of employees on senior level = after few years there's nobody to learn from.
    No real career development.
    Salary under average.

    Advice to Management

    Need more senior people to QA teams and more people to development.


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    "Director"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Director in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Red Hat full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great culture in an enterprise package, its like a big - small company. Lots of opportunity and a lot less politics. Fiscally prudent and stable.

    Cons

    Typical pains of a rapidly growing company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great job

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