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Updated August 16, 2017
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Pros
  • you can work on open source projects you love (in 196 reviews)

  • Very good work/life balance (depends on your manager of course) (in 60 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 22 reviews)

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  1. "Wonderful place"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Raleigh, NC
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment. Friendly people. Lots of opportunity.

    Cons

    None - this is the best place I've ever worked.

    Advice to Management

    We believe in what you do


  2. "Sales Intern"

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

    I have been working at Red Hat as an intern

    Pros

    Great work life balance all the time

    Cons

    Not a lot of training

    Advice to Management

    Guide your people more

  3. "Great place to work!!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Raleigh, NC
    Current Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly and open culture.
    Flexible working hours.
    Lots of Fun activities and free food.

    Cons

    Approval processes from HR take a long time.


  4. "Great environment"

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

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

    Pros

    Open communication
    Great leadership
    Good work life balance
    Nice facilities
    Good equipment
    Awesome environment
    Strong culture
    Open source
    Interesting technologies

    Cons

    Unstructured work - can sometimes lack definition. It's easy to be stock on something longer than you're used to
    Lots of remote workers can make meetings tricky

    Advice to Management

    Avoid becoming too corporate


  5. "Great Intern Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Internship in Raleigh, NC
    Current Intern - Internship in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I loved how hands on the team allowed me to be. I LOVED how easy of a transition it was to start working and be a part of the team. I love it here.

    Cons

    Needs more work on diversity and inclusion.


  6. "Happy as a Clam"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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 work with some of the brightest minds in the industry

    Cons

    Could afford to pay a bit more competitively


  7. "I love working at Red Hat"

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

    I have been working at Red Hat full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Culture. Great co-workers. Great Linux Community.

    Cons

    Growth seems to stagnate.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great company!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Intelligent Employees
     - Moral Company
     - Exciting Work

    Cons

    - Mild disorganization due to growth.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keeping on


  9. "IT Service Desk Level 2 Support"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Red Hat as a contractor

    Pros

    There was a lot of opportunity to learn something.

    Cons

    A lot of restrictions on being allowed to access something else to learn. Metrics was a driver which isn't always the greatest way to quantify something. Metrics was also hindered by opinions of the person judging your skills. Getting to know people you don't agree with can have it's negative impacts.

    Advice to Management

    Remember to treat all employees that are a link in the chain like family. They are important to the infrastructure of the business and need to be treated as such. Lower level but very important IT jobs are the red-headed step children of IT. Especially when they are contractors.


  10. "Great place to work if you are a self-starter"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Communications Specialist in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Marketing Communications Specialist in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly and open company culture, the opportunity to contribute to a wide variety of projects and grow new skills by working collaboratively with other teams. Approachable and supportive management, deliberate effort to help employees grow. Mutually respectful workplace with a fun-loving culture.

    Cons

    If you like consistent structure, Red Hat might not work for you. Process changes, tool changes, reorganizations, and growth are pretty much a constant factor in day-to-day operations. Sometimes important resources are too scarce, so some strategic objectives are hard to accomplish. The upside of this is that the open and transparent prioritization of projects makes it clear WHY certain things cannot be accomplished within a desired time frame.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and try to consistently align on objectives - sometimes different teams have different goals that come into conflict, and resolving or compromising to move forward and continuously improve is the best approach.


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