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Red Hat Interviews

Updated 25 Feb 2015
Updated 25 Feb 2015

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    Talent Acquisition Specialist - UK, Bracknell Based Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bracknell, England
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    I applied through other source. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Red Hat in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    -Once they showed interest, they emailed and 2 weeks went by before I obtained the first response. 2 more weeks went by before we could set up a meeting.
    -After the face to face interview, during I was asked to wait in a tiny room for interviewers (Manager, Talent Acquisition and then his most senior recruiter) to show up during 10-20 minute intervals, at one point waiting by a "lift"; I I was asked to prepare a -"Presentation" detailing my whole strategy and tips i developed during my 10 years of experience, this was necessary to pass on to the "nest stage" as it was going to be presented to the "Director of Talent Acquisition"
    -I delivered a full tailored presentation and there was silence, no response whatsoever after 3 weeks.
    -Now, almost a year after I interviewed for the job, the ad is still up, my impression is they are not really hiring, they are obtaining market data from interviewees!
    -Finally i received a reply asking if I could take a phone call. By that time I decided not to pursue further.

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    • Questions were around providing super specific examples of how you would solve very particular "problem scenarios". It felt like they were having these problems themselves at the moment and that they browsing for ideas on how to solve them themselves! rather than actually hiring.   Answer Question
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America's 200 Best Small Companies, Forbes, 2009
Top 100 Best Places to Work in IT, ComputerWorld, 2009
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Website www.redhat.com
Headquarters Raleigh, NC
Size 5,000+ Employees
Founded 1993
Type Company - Public (RHT)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue £500 million to £1 billion (GBP) per year
Competitors VMware, Oracle, Microsoft

At Red Hat, we connect an innovative community of customers, partners, and contributors to deliver an open source stack of trusted, high-performing technologies that solve business problems. We’re a billion dollar S&P 500 company offering solutions from Linux to middleware, storage to cloud, together with award-winning global customer support, consulting, and implementation... More

Mission: To be the catalyst in communities of customers, contributors, and partners creating better technology the open source way.

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