Senior Consultant (Current Employee) – Chantilly, VA – December 8, 2016
Overall the company and people great. The management is lacking along with work life balance for consultants who are traveling each week. Management in consulting are more concerned with making sales then what the clients actually need to be doing in terms of moving their infrastructure forward. Newer products are great but most clients are not at the point that they are ready for them. While that being said management expects us to push them regardless of a clients state of readiness.
Lead Campus Recruiter (Former Employee) – Raleigh, NC – October 27, 2017
I enjoyed my time with Red Hat. The culture and perks of working in such a high-tech and progressive atmosphere was a pleasure. The place an emphasis on inclusion and meritocracy which made everyone feel part of the team and welcomed input from everyone.
Culture, cutting-edge technology, work environment, ability to work remotely.
Global IT Support Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee) – Raleigh, NC – October 12, 2017
I learned that I value consistency and structure in a workplace environment, especially regarding management and leadership which is lacking or non-existent in certain teams within IT. Workers were often overworked and understaffed with little advancement opportunities and promised things that were almost never fulfilled. Get in with the right teams and you may have a good experience. Collaboration among various teams and resolving issues completely was the most enjoyable and rewarding aspect of the job. Collaborating among my own team proved to be the hardest due to workplace culture, morale, and lack of professionalism.
meeting and collaboratively working with other teams and individuals globally
worker turnover on various shifts, lack of consistency/structure/professionalism, drama
Sales (Former Employee) – Unknown Gulch, ID – October 5, 2017
The Red Hat company culture is like a religion. They constantly talk about Open Source like it is the only option for software development and hate any other business models. I have worked in many technology companies in the past and never seen any company disparage their customers and competition as much as Red Hat. They believe they are the only option a customer has for any software and talk about how stupid their (and competitor's) customers are.
Red Hat believes OSS is the source of all innovation despite that fact that Open Source is just a way to commoditize real innovation done elsewhere. The company has never had a fresh product idea ever they just jump in front of any Open Source project that seems to be picking up steam.
Internally they are stale and unwelcoming to any new ideas that are brought forth. Many of the employees are long timers and cannot understand new processes or productivity increasing technology that others new folks might bring up.
Overall it is a company that wants validation of it's approach and process even if it's proven to be broken. Back stabbing, whining and corporate politics are the rule.
Be forwarned. It's like 'the Witch's Candy House in Hansel and Gretel' Looks great on the outside but before you know it you're in the oven.
Lot's of expenses by employees on lunches, dinners, drinks etc. for themselves
backstabbing culture, unlimited complaining, squash any good ideas from new team, Management is exceptionally underhanded, poor attitude towards employees, describe their own customers as stupid
Technical Support Engineer (Former Employee) – Raleigh, NC – August 22, 2017
* The are still trying to reinvent the wheel. * The company is still growing and trying to find it's way. * It's a very interesting workplace * Very friendly atmosphere * They have some of the most hidden jems that work there very smart individuals.
Business Systems Analyst (Current Employee) – Raleigh, NC – August 22, 2017
Red Hat is a wonderful company. Great culture and has a very diverse atmosphere. Great leadership. I most enjoyable part of my day to day role is connecting with other and learning more about what they contribute to the company.
Project & Program Coordinator (Former Employee) – Raleigh, NC – August 21, 2017
In my opinion, the people you work with make a difference as to determine how your typical day will go. When you work in a hostile environment, it weighs heavy on you and I think it affects your job performance. I never go to a job looking to make friends, but being able to be cordial and polite is a positive asset.
free lunch during meetings scheduled at lunch, employee appreciation
Red Hat Consulting (Former Employee) – Raleigh, NC – June 20, 2017
Good company overall but too focused on revenue and growth instead of caring about the people who work there. Has potential to be a great company but management doesn't value its employees as they should. Too many decisions are still being made in silos and by the "old boys club".
Free snacks, great training, great technical people
Great benefits, talented people, advancement opportunities
Project Manager, Production and Design (Current Employee) – Raleigh, NC – May 8, 2017
I am working with some of the most talented people I've ever met. These people have taught me critical communication, professionalism, working in the RH culture, and leadership. Management has changed several times in the 8 years I've worked here, but all were transparent transitions with company objectives explained and integrated. The best part of the day comes when conversations with other associates relate that clients are in awe of the design and video work we do. Mkes me smile wide! The hardest part of the job is not being able to get everything done in one day, but we still manage to meet deadlines. The culture is collaborative and process driven, keeps us organized and on track.
The company is suffering from lack of decision making and pitifully inefficient lower managers. The company culture is almost a religion and you had better tow the line. The work environment is great, from coworker and facilities perspective. But in the last few months upper management has been paralyzed by unexpected quarterly results, lack of vision, and staff turnover. If you are a heads-down drone you won't care. But if you are involved in the success of your company these factors are simply maddening.
Many perks, great atmosphere, excellent facilities
IT Manager (Current Employee) – Raleigh, NC – April 4, 2017
Unique culture and a great model for how a socialist concept of open source can thrive in a capitalist world. The collaborative and open mind approach only serves to broaden your professional experience in the best possible way.