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"Join one of the few defining technology companies of the 21st century, and really enjoy your work"

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Current Employee - Channel Account Manager in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Channel Account Manager in Mountain View, CA
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

1) Red Hat is THE leader in open source, a disruptive technology trend that continues to accelerate.
2) Consistent growth (~25% year over year)
3) Great opportunity to contribute and impact the business
4) Bright, capable colleagues
5) Great corporate culture that promotes respect and collegiality versus infighting and backstabbing

Cons

1) internal systems / processes are disorganized. Feels like a 2500 person start-up
2) If working remotely, not so clear what career advancement will be like.

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you are doing -- overall you are doing a great job. And continue to provide the overall structure / goals for the company while staying out of the way and letting employees take initiative and responsibility to continue to grow the business.

Other Employee Reviews for Red Hat

  1. Helpful (4)

    "If you are passionate about Open Source, RH might be your place."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you believe in Open Source, Red Hat is a great place for you. Most of the engineers are hard core open source idealists and they will argue with you all day long for it. Open source is a religion and a movement that many Red Hat employees hold true to their hearts and if you believe in open source, you will feel like you are fighting for a cause. In addition, Raleigh, NC is a great place to raise a family, with great infrastructure, good school, universities, hospitals and most southerners are friendly. You also have some other good employers in the area, such as IBM, Lenovo, Netsuite, SAS etc.

    Cons

    A lot of internal politics and Open Source is seens as a religion within the organization that sometimes people lose sight of the business. For example, many insist on using Open Source technologies internally without actually thinking about the business requirements and how mature some of these open source technologies are at the expense of employee productivity. In addition, internal politics abound in this place. You see managers fighting all the time and silos within this relatively young company. Many of the managers make decisions based on what is best of themselves personally, rather than what is best for the company.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the unperforming fat that is just sitting there collecting paycheck.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Proud to work at Red Hat"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom, openness, company culture. Internally you can express almost any view on any topic and it will be treated with respect and often many responses! Many original thinkers in the company. Although growing larger still a company with heart. A unique software company.

    Cons

    Growth is creating challenges. Open-source culture is challenging to get things done in a reasonable timeframe.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to the original company values.


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