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Updated 23 Jan 2020

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4.0
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Red Hat President and CEO Jim Whitehurst
Jim Whitehurst
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  • "For an open source company, the source code for test automation is strangely kept private(in 80 reviews)

  • "Sometimes work-life balance affects as needs overlapping hours with US(in 35 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Stimulating work culture and environment"

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    Former Employee - Process Improvement in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Challenging, value employee input, modern, growing

    Cons

    Uncertainty around acquisition from IBM

    Advice to Management

    Stay Red!

    Red Hat2019-06-27
  2. "Senior training and change management analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional company with good opportunities

    Cons

    Large corporate environment, some political issues affect working experience

    Advice to Management

    Not applicable at this time

    Red Hat2019-09-16
  3. "Overall not bad but with time became harder and with big pressure"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Red Hat full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    *good environment *international team *good facilities, office, additional activities, business trip during the year, company events *the possibility to grow in career path

    Cons

    *the possibility to grow in career path IF the manager wants you to grow somewhere *if you work with targets, pressure is very big especially when there are 2 managers to manage a team of 8 people *no possibility to work from home (just in extraordinary cases)

    Advice to Management

    To be reasonable with targets' request and to review the number of managers for a small team of people. To listen to the employees and not just making the impression that you are listening. To be more open in receiving a constructive critics from coworkers. To be more transparent in regards with the way of creating targetsa and with promoting people on new roles withing the department and company.

    Red Hat2020-01-18
  4. Helpful (6)

    "Downfall of a great company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues Good Work/Life Balance Free coffee, fruit and snacks.

    Cons

    Internal bureaucracy. Nowadays there are "hundreds" of Project Managers in Sales Ops who are changing processes/rules monthly and adding more "layers" in order to justify their roles. (e.g. the new quoting tool is a joke!). Red Hat Culture & Values are disappearing quickly. People (or better management) say that" Red Hat is still Red Hat" after the IBM takeover. However everybody knows that this is not true as IBM is already stepping over Red Hat. My 2 cents that in 2 years Red Hat will be full blue.

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    Advice to Management

    Start to say what you are really think, not what you are told to say

    Red Hat2019-10-31
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Named Inside Sales"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working, can work from home when needed, start at 8am if needed etc etc

    Cons

    Too many processes, not enough resource

    Red Hat2019-10-31
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great environment to work in"

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    Current Employee - Senior Partner Marketing Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff, flexible work environment

    Cons

    Too much politics impacting on daily work

    Advice to Management

    Company states it’s an open organisation but staff often don’t practice the values. Staff not always confident to speak out

    Red Hat2019-09-27
  7. "Awesome company to work for, don't be put off by IBM...Red Hat will always be Red Hat"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome culture, great people, amazing business model and truly innovative

    Cons

    Growing pains and internal systems struggle to cope, getting better

    Advice to Management

    Sales tools should be designed with Sales people

    Red Hat2019-09-15
  8. "Great Compnay"

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    Current Employee - Global Account Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, Management ,Market for Opensource

    Cons

    Lack of focus , Organisational Challenges as it becomes truly Global

    Advice to Management

    Keep the Culture

    Red Hat2019-09-03
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Working at Red Hat"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Red Hat full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Smart and very helpful colleagues. Good product

    Cons

    Too much micro-management which shows an unexperienced middle management.

    Red Hat2019-08-21
  10. "Best job I've ever had"

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Clever people Things I believe in (open source, #1) Good work/life balance Open culture

    Cons

    The open culture can make for some painful communications on occasion. The IBM acquisition leaves things a little uncertain.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that people who _can_ benefit from links with IBM people get the chance as soon as possible. Too much control over communications will lead to jealousy and frustration.

    Red Hat2019-07-04
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