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Updated Jun 14, 2019

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (24)

    "Great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Westford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Red Hat full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good place to work, the sheer amount of stuff available to learn and do while working here is staggering, not only within your own team but outside as well . Red Hat is about culture, the culture fit is as important as the job fit. If you fit the culture, you'll thrive. If not, you will not last long.

    Cons

    Being a remote employee at Red Hat can be a very lonely experience Sometimes it doesn't even feel like you work for the company, just that you exist as a person who does things and gets paid..

    Advice to Management

    With the IBM acquisition there is a real fear of the Red Hat culture dying. Protect it!

    Red Hat2018-11-30
  2. "Great!"

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    Former Employee - Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Red Hat part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great office, independent working, friendly workers

    Cons

    There was little direction throughout the internship

    Red Hat2019-05-10
  3. "A growing company!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Storage Consultant in Remote, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Red Hat full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great growing company, fantastic culture.. just a great place overall to work at.

    Cons

    The IBM purchase has put a clout over the future at Red Hat.

    Red Hat2019-06-14
  4. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Red Hat full-time

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for if you are person with personal drive. You can make you own career path if you are willing to work for it.

    Cons

    The open culture can turn into an entitlement culture. But, again, it is what you do with it. Be positive and you will be successful.

    Red Hat2019-06-14
  5. "Best place to work"

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      Current Employee - Senior Software Applications Engineer 

      I have been working at Red Hat full-time

      Pros

      Open culture , meritocracy, continued learning

      Cons

      Lower pay and IBM merger

      Red Hat2019-06-13
    • "Great Company to work with"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Red Hat full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Great culture and People support for open source.

      Cons

      Long term thinking is somewhat missing, investment in the right tools and people will take the company to the new heights.

      Red Hat2019-06-05
    • "Great place to work"

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      Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Red Hat full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Great culture. Amazingly kind, open, and talented peers. Lots of opportunity to make an impact both within the company and with customers around the world. Red Hat is known for having an open culture and senior management is very communicative for an org of our size

      Cons

      Success and growth within the organization often requires the ability to self-manage (within your role as well as charting a path towards future roles within the company)

      Advice to Management

      Growth and IBM acquisition present the biggest challenges and opportunities to the organization. While standardization of some policies and processes is needed to ensure efficiency and economy of scale, there is a risk of deteriorating our agility and driving away our talent with unnecessary red tape and policies that our out of alignment with what team members need to operate effectively. Continue to emphasize, protect,...

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      Red Hat2019-05-27
    • "Great when management is good"

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      Current Employee - Operations Manager 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Red Hat full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Great facilities, tuition reimbursement, understanding about personal life

      Cons

      No upward mobility and ability to change departments.

      Red Hat2019-05-25
    • Helpful (4)

      "Good company, but lose of focus on true values. Growth isn't everything."

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

      I have been working at Red Hat full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Good benefits and career opportunities to move internally to other parts of the organization.

      Cons

      Pay in marketing is weak and not to industry standards. Internal politics gets to be a bit much.

      Advice to Management

      Focus on staying to the industry standard when it comes to paying employees. Not everyone has the time or cares about ping pong or pool tables. Focus on developing employees that are at the mid-level in their career. Is there a way to provide a stronger development program and encourage all managers to follow that?

      Red Hat2019-05-28
    • Helpful (1)

      "Pass"

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      Former Employee - Senior Technical Account Manager in Remote, OR
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Red Hat full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Remote, 40 hour work week, stock

      Cons

      Goals are ever changing, mismanagement

      Advice to Management

      Train the managers

      Red Hat2019-06-15
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