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Red Hat Canada Reviews

Updated March 7, 2017
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  • Open source products and acquihires are poorly or slowly integrated (in 61 reviews)

  • More importantly at least for me: The amazing culture and work life balance more than made up for any doller that I might have been sacrificing (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Red Hat is the leader in making Open Source innovation consumable by the enterprise, and there's a lot of appetite for that.

    Cons

    Like many growing companies, there are occasional growing pains. Nothing unexpected.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid products and an excellent technical team to help build and support the sales efforts.

    Cons

    Compensation is in the middle to low range - open source is not as popular in Canada as it is in the US so your commission is going to suffer. Canadian operation has not had anywhere near the same level of success as the US. The Canadian Sales Management team is disappointing at best..

    Advice to Management

    I hate to say it but the US should take over management of the Canadian Operation. Morale is very low under the current Executive.


  3. "Excellent company to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You have some freedom to choose which projects to work on, management is very understanding of personal needs, it's 100% open-source company

    Cons

    Salaries may be low sometimes, it's easy to get forgotten if you don't get involved in the right projects

    Advice to Management

    I think Red Hat has to be fairer with regard to compensation. Sometimes, people who contribute a lot make less than who contribute less.


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  5. "Awesome company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Account Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Account Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the best places to work

    Cons

    Small compared to the competition

    Advice to Management

    Keep building the momentum!


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good products, good people, good snacks

    Cons

    open source is still not mainstream, poor local management team

    Advice to Management

    please quit and do everyone a favour


  7. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Red Hat full-time

    Pros

    Red Hat is well positioned in the marketplace to win. Great products, good value proposition and great team.

    Cons

    you need to be politic to grow in this company

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your good employees and don't let them go


  8. Helpful (2)

    "a great company to work with"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Red Hat full-time

    Pros

    multi cultural company, friendly and laid back company. Great career advancement and great possibility of relocation looking at the huge coverage of office around the world.

    Cons

    niche market, facing great competition when it comes to wining large deal.

    Advice to Management

    more program to sustained existing employee


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Red Hat full-time

    Pros

    The place to be for Open Source developpers

    Cons

    Big company, a lot of processes.


  10. "Software Engineer Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Free food, chilled atmosphere, smart people.

    Cons

    Too much free food in the kitchen makes me gain weight.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Great company and people."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Gain experience in the fast moving world of open source development.
    * Free Red Hat training and certification courses.
    * Great people, everyone is really passionate about what they do and the people they work with.
    * Remote work, Red Hat has perfected the remote work experience.
    * Huge breadth of projects, from java desktop applications to cloud computing and kernel hacking projects.

    Cons

    * Not really a con, but there's not too many perks, although they're not really necessary as the projects and work environment is very satisfying in its own right.

    Advice to Management

    None, management is very unobtrusive.



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