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Updated May 19, 2017
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Pros
  • If you are an Open Source champion, understand the business practices of (in 185 reviews)

  • Very good work/life balance (depends on your manager of course) (in 58 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 20 reviews)

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  1. "Great, Flexible place to 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

    Good WFH policy, reasonable benefits

    Cons

    Compensation is lacking. Salaries lag industry.

    Advice to Management

    Sort out comp problems


  2. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Red Hat (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Visibility in company
    Consistent Growth
    Friendly Environment to work
    Helpfull colleges

    Cons

    as usual management hunch but it's okay if you don't want to participate in internal politics


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    "Great ideals, not always achieved"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    smart and passionate people, great ideals, not change adverse

    Cons

    disorganised, very discretionary processes and policies, middling communication,


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  5. "Nice company to work in"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raanana (Israel)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raanana (Israel)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really great culture and
    Interesting challenges and technologies

    Cons

    Compensation is average
    Associate and Middle Management in Israel are not professional and sometimes awful

    Advice to Management

    Promote people to be team-leads by their professional and management skills, not by time in company.


  6. "Great company"

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

    Pros

    Culture, openess, technology and business driven

    Cons

    None, need to keep the cultural advantages despite fast growth

    Advice to Management

    Keep on the good job


  7. "The Open Organization"

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

    I have been working at Red Hat full-time

    Pros

    Red Hat reflects what Jim wrote in his book, open collaboration, bottom-up sourcing of ideas, continuous discussion and fast pace innovation.

    Cons

    Horizontal organisations can be a struggle for people coming from traditional environments. A high level of autonomy is required at all levels but especially outside engineering.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to both customers and the community. Continuous innovation paired with a strong enterprise background is a balance that must be kept over time.


  8. "Red Hat is what people expect from Red Hat"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pisa (Italy)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pisa (Italy)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - People
    - Open Source
    - People
    - Salary
    - People
    - Home-Office
    - Did I say, people?

    Cons

    As any big company, sometimes things takes a time to happen, but they happen so, you just need to be a little bit patiente.


  9. ""Great Place To Work""

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

    Pros

    Smart Employees, Advanced Technical skills.
    Lots Of Benefit.
    Average pay as compared to competitors.

    Cons

    I didn't find any, except chat department.

    Advice to Management

    Need to Monitor CSS section,especially managers in pune office.


  10. "Solutions Architect"

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

    Pros

    Trust respect and flexibly for employees. Most managers take this very seriously and honor your time and opinions. For the most part Red Hat as a whole co. Is this way

    Cons

    Growing co. Need better internal systems. Often made too many company structural changes hat they did not follow through with and then backed out of.


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    "Open Source Open Culture"

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    Former Employee - Technical Account Manager in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Technical Account Manager in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Red Hat full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Good work life balance
    - Open and friendly culture
    - Loads to learn and explore
    - Good HR policies
    - Flexibility at work
    - Decent compensation
    - Employees are heard

    Overall a very Good organization to work for.

    Cons

    If one belong to the support services (GSS), one might feel that the work is getting autonomous.

    Advice to Management

    Induce the culture that is in other Geo's office.
    Don't let the open culture fade away.


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