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Updated January 18, 2018
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  • Middle management in Latin America has not understood the Open Source culture yet (in 64 reviews)

  • difficult to maintain work life balance (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place"

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

    Pros

    Everything
    Job
    People
    Atmosphere
    Everything
    This place is great

    Cons

    Don't mess up this place is great

    Advice to Management

    Great Job


  2. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Red Hat full-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment, mostly remote work if you support Federal contracts. Free snacks, candy, and beverages.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity depending on your clearance level.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "A very open organization with a great work culture"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to learn new technologies.

    Cons

    Although a very open organization, it's very week on diversity which backed up by data publish on the company's job site. Only 3 percent black company wide, with 0 in management at all levels. Although a very open organization, it's very male centered and at times feels like you have to be with the right click to get ahead.

    Advice to Management

    In order to live up to the values of a open organization, we have get beyond and organization whose management is 91% white and male.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture
    Friendly people
    Bleeding edge technology
    Lots of training

    Cons

    As a consultant, I have to travel quite a bit. 90%

    Advice to Management

    Too many bosses


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Red Hat is growing, and losing what made it special"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is still a fair amount of focus on F/LOSS involvement and unstream contributions.

    Cons

    Management is becoming focused on quarterly results, and losing focus on the philosophical differences that made Red Hat an innovator, a leader, and a success to date.

    Advice to Management

    Keep remembering your work for Red Hat first, and your group second. Keep your eyes up and searching for opportunities, and not continually glued to what will make you look good this quarter.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Red Hat full-time

    Pros

    good pay, benefits, remote work

    Cons

    difficult to maintain work life balance


  7. "NA"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Red Hat as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Company to work for.

    Cons

    I can't think of it at this point of time.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing as such

  8. "Smart people, smart workplace"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people everywhere you look. People who aren't bright don't last long at Red Hat.

    Good benefits package. There's a strong emphasis on healthy living, including taking care of family.

    Cons

    Sometimes pay is competitive, sometimes not.

    A lot of your impression of any workplace depends on your individual manager, and the same is true of Red Hat. Not every manager at Red Hat is a superstar, but several are.


  9. "I enjoyed working at Red Hat"

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    Former Intern - Customer Experience and Engagement Analytics in Raleigh, NC
    Former Intern - Customer Experience and Engagement Analytics in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Red Hat as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Open culture
    Challenging atmosphere
    nice colleagues
    nice location
    more than average pay

    Cons

    pay is not that good


  10. "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.


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