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Updated September 21, 2017
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Pros
  • you can work on open source projects you love (in 202 reviews)

  • Great work life balance all the time (in 63 reviews)

Cons
  • If you're not an engineer with a passion for open source Red Hat is not unlike any other company (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 22 reviews)

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  1. "Best company in NC"

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    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 full-time

    Pros

    Very good benefit;
    Open, transparent and collaborative culture;
    fast-developing company revenue;
    Amazing team

    Cons

    It is In Raleigh downtown, traffic jams


  2. "RedHat Automation Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Red Hat full-time

    Pros

    Passionate and friendly group of people willing to help
    Work on cutting edge cloud and storage solutions
    Excellent work life balance

    Cons

    The company does not offer the best salary in RTB
    No Stock options, Decent 401k matching

  3. "Best company to work for hands down"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Work/life balance; flexible work hours; remote work is preferred; salary is good; freedom from micromanagement

    Cons

    leadership is hard to find

    Advice to Management

    Work with employees better to ensure they are following a career path that is attainable


  4. "Technical Support Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Unlimitted potentials to move up in the company or move to new intrests. The company lives by the Open Source Way which means you have the oportunity to have a voice in the company's decisions. Lots of company paid training to ensure you are prepared to do your job efficiently.

    Cons

    Pay could be a little better.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing.


  5. "Internal Auditor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Red Hat full-time

    Pros

    You get a lot opportunities to work with the team globally

    Cons

    I can't not find any things I don't like, it is a great company


  6. "A place where some of the worlds best talent work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Red Hat full-time

    Pros

    Intimate access to some of the leading developers in the kernel community
    Great company culture which is driven from the top
    Ability to work with Fortune 500 companies on a regular basis

    Cons

    Lack of career progression
    As a result good talent leaves when career options run out


  7. "Architect"

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    Current Employee - Technical Architect in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Architect in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. A leader in Enterprise Cloud Technology (Kubernetes & Container based XPass)

    Cons

    East Coast Based nucleus.

    Advice to Management

    Revenue Monitoring & Management Metrics need to be revisited. Sprawling non-Revenue and non-Tech teams that just float around.

  8. Helpful (12)

    "Red Hat"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generous compensation.
    Flexible work arrangements.
    Exciting growth company.

    Cons

    Highly political, toxic environment.
    Promotions and succession plans highly subjective and based on friendships, favoritism. Diversity & inclusion are not considered.
    Top leaders and execs set really bad behavioral examples & precedent. They don't "walk the walk" when it comes to company culture and values, and are clearly outmatched for the current size & trajectory of the company.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Fantastic people, but highly political"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, amazing tech, excellent work from anywhere policy, quick advancement, training investment

    Cons

    Highly policital culture, growing pains are constant, no control over placement for projects, managers are not trained and hit and miss, cross team communication, growth strategy is great for the bottom line but terrible for consultant work/life balance, hard to switch from consulting to over areas

    Advice to Management

    Give consultants more control over their lives, start valuing your people as people not as line items. Stop setting sales targets based on nothing but previous numbers, pay your workers industry standard wages


  10. Helpful (13)

    "Some parts of Red Hat need a lot of work still"

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    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great internal branding. The "Open Organization" ideals sounds fantastic.

    Cons

    Not all areas of Red Hat have embraced the Open Org ideals equally well. I was in a senior technical role (not my first rodeo). I found multiple barriers to collaboration (amazing!) including silos and protectionism. Advice to job seekers: Look carefully before you leap and trust your gut. Ask difficult questions. If it doesn't smell right, walk away. Possibly consider a different organization within RH.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working at the Open Org ideals.


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