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Updated 12 July 2018
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Pros
  • "My manager actually supports and focuses on family work/life balance" (in 78 reviews)

  • "Big picture Open Source - anderer Weg mit klarer Abgrenzung vom restlichen Softwaremarkt - intrinsische Motivation f" (in 230 reviews)

Cons
  • "The work-life balance is a little bit of a problem for people working in technical Support" (in 29 reviews)

  • "Sometimes product strategy is muddled because of reliance on open source upstream" (in 64 reviews)

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  1. "Good balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Red Hat full-time

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity to gain varied industry knowledge.

    Cons

    High growth environment which keeps you very busy.


  2. "Inside Sales Representative"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    no micro management, great company culture,

    Cons

    long process for approvals

  3. "inside sales"

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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

    excellent company to work for, lots of opportunities good environment

    Cons

    I do not have any cons


  4. "Red Hat"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Red Hat full-time

    Pros

    Great company culture, collaboration, open communication

    Cons

    No specific cons at the moment


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Inside Position"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Red Hat full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learned a lot, nice colleagues, technical training provided

    Cons

    Low salaries, different expectation from local management and country management


  6. "Dream job"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Open Source is a way of life for many of the people who work at Red Hat. Seems to be a real commitment to work-life balance.

    Cons

    Lots of new people as we expand. Culture difficult to keep pure.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage people to run Linux on their laptop. How are we supposed to convince people that Open Source is the way forward if they use Macs or Windows machines?


  7. "Great Company!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    At Red Hat I learned that everyone can contribute, give ideas, working in collaboration world wide.
    It's have been a long road 9 years working at RH learning, improving, having fun, working hard and preserving this great culture for the future.

    Cons

    Sometimes it has a lot of admin work to do with a very little time, moreover the tools used for this it's old softwares which doesn't help to get the work done.

    Advice to Management

    Management have been improved a lot in the pass years and they should just continuing in this path, listening to their own team.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Business Development Representative"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to work with open source technologies

    Cons

    As the company grows it is losing its core values.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees. Encourage more collaboration.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not your average Corporation!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Almost unlike any other company you've worked for before - in a GOOD way!

    Very open and approachable CEO who takes the time to listen to the opinions of his employees, no matter at what level in the company

    A true meritocracy, you're recognised and rewarded for your results

    Talented and passionate colleagues committed to the principles of Open Source

    Cons

    Processes and systems still maturing

    Can sometimes be slow to decide on a course of action as we tend towards wide consultation - although this can also lead to better decisions!

    Not for you if you like rigid hierarchies!

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you're doing!


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great company, a bit lonely."

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

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

    Pros

    Absolute commitment to Open Source and high ethical standards. Work from home. Opportunity to have an impact at global scale.

    Cons

    Work from home is a lonely business and sometimes a bit stressing. Pay is not very competitive, but that's what you get by making stuff which is free.


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