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Updated May 25, 2017
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Pros
  • If you are an Open Source champion, understand the business practices of (in 185 reviews)

  • Very good work/life balance (depends on your manager of course) (in 58 reviews)

Cons
  • The leadership seems to make open source a marketing gimmick to sell books (in 62 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 20 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Software Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company Culture and Benefits. Fast moving environmeng

    Cons

    Too many layers in certain segments.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, great people, great technology

    Cons

    Growing pains and poor middle management

    Advice to Management

    Focus on maintaining culture


  3. Helpful (1)

    "5 year review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Applications Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Software Applications Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work with great people and good management. Lots of flexibility, and room for improvement. Solid benefits. Very open culture - questioning is a good thing.

    Cons

    A bit less than standard pay.


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  5. "Great place to work and learn a new culture."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open organization and enjoy being at Red Hat.

    Cons

    Open Organization creates some challenges to get things done quickly.


  6. "A review of working at RH"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Consultant in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of room for independence.

    Cons

    100% travel. Nothing less. Always fly on sunday


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Highly recommend"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Marketing Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Program Marketing Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly, collaborative, passion about opensource. Work life balance is fantastic, opportunity to work remote (vaires per team)

    Cons

    not as competitive with salary offers as other large tech companies

    Advice to Management

    be more competitive with salary offers


  8. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Westford, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Westford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a wonderful upbeat, collaborative environment.

    Cons

    Some inefficiencies in processes make getting certain things done a bit painful.


  9. Helpful (21)

    "Stay away from the People Team!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Employee in Raleigh, NC
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Red Hat full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most departments outside of the people team are smart and caring; they see the big picture and want others to succeed.

    Cons

    The people team is broken, led by poor management - bad behavior gets rewarded. If you have a problem with someone DO NOT bring it up - it will only put you in a worse situation. It's like a sorority - dress nice, play nice and suck up to the populars. If you choose not to play in their world, you will lose. Oh, and don't be too smart either, because that will backfire on you also.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes. Good employees are leaving. They can't all be a "poor culture fit", can they?


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work with a large variety of knowledgeable professionals"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growing company with many opportunities. Strong products that meet the needs of many potential customers.

    Cons

    If you come from a large, established company you might feel that Red Hat is still growing and learning to put processes together that would help in getting your job done. This also gives you lots of room to innovate and to the environment.


  11. "Amazing place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inter in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Inter in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Red Hat (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Open source contribution, good technology

    Cons

    Budget, compensation is less, concentrated power


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