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Sales Strategy and Programs Intern (Current Employee) –  Raleigh, NCNovember 17, 2017
Good: company, culture, balance, opportunities, people, industry, time at work, location, coworkers, benefits, growth potential
Bad: management not always the best
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Great company to work for!
Lead Campus Recruiter (Former Employee) –  Raleigh, NCOctober 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.
Pros
Culture, cutting-edge technology, work environment, ability to work remotely.
Cons
May lack direction due to exponential growth
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Very Good Place to Work
Release Engineering Intern (Current Employee) –  Westford, MAOctober 12, 2017
I interned here over the summer. This is a great company. People and culture are fantastic. If you have an opportunity to work here then you should definitely consider.
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Some teams are better than others
Global IT Support Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  Raleigh, NCOctober 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.
Pros
meeting and collaboratively working with other teams and individuals globally
Cons
worker turnover on various shifts, lack of consistency/structure/professionalism, drama
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Red Hat is like a cult
Sales (Former Employee) –  Unknown Gulch, IDOctober 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.
Pros
Lot's of expenses by employees on lunches, dinners, drinks etc. for themselves
Cons
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
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Productive and exciting place to work!
Sales West (Current Employee) –  Mountain View, CASeptember 26, 2017
Great place and great energy. Constantly busy. Little downtime and also worked while on vacation. Learn and work with the best. Can excel your career wherever you go.
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Great place to work
Product Manager for Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite (Former Employee) –  Boston, MASeptember 18, 2017
Great place to work. Very collaborative environment and open to share any new ideas and discuss with anyone at any level in the organization. Leader in open source
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Technical Support Engineer (Former Employee) –  Raleigh, NCAugust 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.
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Wonderful place to wirk
Business Systems Analyst (Current Employee) –  Raleigh, NCAugust 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.
Pros
Diverse Culture
Cons
Compensation
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An enjoyable workplace
Project & Program Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Raleigh, NCAugust 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.
Pros
free lunch during meetings scheduled at lunch, employee appreciation
Cons
horrible benefits, hostile environments
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Good company
Software Engineer Intern (Current Employee) –  Westford, MAAugust 16, 2017
Smart people good work laid back attitude. no problems with the work, but should pay more than competitors. some managers show nepotism.overall nice experience.
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Nice place
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Westford, MAAugust 14, 2017
Good people, average managers. The engineers are exceptionally talented and for the most part passionate about what they do. Inner office politics were becoming more prevalent by the time I left.
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It's excellent place to work.
Data Science Intern (Former Employee) –  Raleigh, NCJuly 14, 2017
I work with Business Intelligence team and I am very happy and satisfied with my role and will recommend to work here. Work culture here is very different and you are given freedom to work.
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Lots of great technical folks but poorly managed
Red Hat Consulting (Former Employee) –  Raleigh, NCJune 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".
Pros
Free snacks, great training, great technical people
Cons
Management, do not place value on each employee
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Every day is different
Manager (Current Employee) –  Raleigh, NCMay 30, 2017
Red Hat is a great company to work for. There is a good company culture and many people work there for many years at a time. The company is always growing and changing, so no day is like the last.
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High expectations, lean resources
Software Applications Engineer (Current Employee) –  Raleigh, NCMay 18, 2017
Culture is great and there are many competent people around. But IT is expected to perform without resources while bleeding talent and institutional knowledge.
Pros
Culture, benefits
Cons
Red Hat rarely invests its best talent and services in itself
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Great benefits, talented people, advancement opportunities
Project Manager, Production and Design (Current Employee) –  Raleigh, NCMay 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.
Pros
transparency, benefits, onsite cafeteria
Cons
worked long hours
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Not as awesome as they portray
Senior Application Architect (Current Employee) –  Raleigh, NCApril 11, 2017
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.
Pros
Many perks, great atmosphere, excellent facilities
Cons
Ineffective management, wasteful HR, activist culture
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Cool Brand Name and Geeky Company
Product Manager (Current Employee) –  Westford, MAApril 7, 2017
Good to learn about open source and relaxed work environment. Company with great growth and a place to be in given the current scenario. Open Source all the way.
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Great company, great people
IT Manager (Current Employee) –  Raleigh, NCApril 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.
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