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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment
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- "Red Hat has a great culture as you would expect from a company that founded it's roots in open source." (in 485 reviews)
- "Great People building Great Products for Great Customers!" (in 346 reviews)
- "Good work life balance and brand name" (in 204 reviews)
- "benefits are good" (in 160 reviews)
- "Work culture is good and supportive" (in 98 reviews)
- "Low salary and after 3 years the job become too repetitive." (in 127 reviews)
- "bad management" (in 120 reviews)
- "Low pay at that time." (in 93 reviews)
- "the only drawback is that the quality of management isn't universally vetted and a bad manager can ruin your experience" (in 78 reviews)
- "low RSU average compensation too many silos" (in 47 reviews)
Ratings by Demographics
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- 5.0Sep 17, 2023Market Development RepresentativeFormer Employee, more than 1 yearRaleigh, NC
Great culture Feeling valued Great career possibilities
No real cons besides being paid a little bit less than the industry standards.
- 2.0Jun 7, 2023ArchitectCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsOmaha, NE
Smart people doing the work. Open Source technology. Usually good customers. Some great managers (if you're lucky).
No executive-level leadership at this company anymore, only senior management. Current CEO has no experience leading, despite telling the same repeated story about the importance of good leadership. He spends more effort on appearance and delivering his (vague, confused) message than actually making sound business decisions. Priorities change every 3-6 months, leaving customers hanging out to dry. Consulting has to constantly smooth-over relationships with customers after products are started and dropped a year later. Growing problem of not-in-house mentality for product development. So many failed astroturf attempts to bootstrap open source communities around projects that only matter to Red Hat. Decisionmakers seem to have no accountability for bad decisions. I know cases where significant decisions were made with zero data simply because the decisionmaker didn't want to bother.52
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Red Hat has an overall rating of 4.1 out of 5, based on over 4,348 reviews left anonymously by employees. 81% of employees would recommend working at Red Hat to a friend and 63% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -4% over the last 12 months.
81% of Red Hat employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Red Hat 4.3 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.3 for culture and values and 4.0 for career opportunities.