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Updated 16 Jun 2019

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  1. Featured Review
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    "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Red Hat full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    International company with many opportunities worldwide.

    Cons

    You have to make your own destiny.

    Red Hat2018-09-26
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    "Senior Architect"

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    Current Employee - Senior Architect in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Red Hat full-time

    Pros

    Culture and Colleagues are an absolute pleasure to work with

    Cons

    There aren’t any cons worth worrying about

    Advice to Management

    Needs to focus on regular engagement with staff

    Red Hat2019-05-02
  3. Helpful (4)

    "Good coworkers, interesting projects to work on."

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

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance Interesting projects to work on.

    Cons

    Upper management preaches open source values, but doesn't commit to them. Pretends to have a unique culture, but is really just another large multinational.

    Red Hat2018-12-21
  4. "Exellent Career Step"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Red Hat full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Terrific Culture and good leanring experiences

    Cons

    Often assume that 24/7 work is fien

    Advice to Management

    Try to hold on to the original value sets while being swamped by growth

    Red Hat2018-10-25
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    "Good learning experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Red Hat full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    * For someone who takes initiative, this is a good place to work. * Flexible to an extent wrt to work times

    Cons

    * Does not recognize introverts for their contributions. The more outgoing people get noticed and get ahead. * Salaries are quite low.. not according to the market value - be sure to have a chat regularly.

    Red Hat2018-10-10
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    "Great people, terrible management"

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Red Hat full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Great coworkers - Fun office in general with a healthy work-life balance (YMMV by department)

    Cons

    - Low pay - Transparent only when advantageous to the corporation/management - Toxic management as a result of promoting people not suited to the job for lack of better alternatives - Extremely US-centric company and values

    Advice to Management

    Live the transparency ideals or stop claiming it's a Red Hat value. Pay better, at least meeting market rates. Hire people suited to be good managers rather than promoting from within and training on the job.

    Red Hat2018-07-03
  7. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Red Hat full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Company with nice culture and open source first value.

    Cons

    Salaries are low. Few Managers are political and biased.

    Red Hat2018-05-20
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Fast growing innovative company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Red Hat full-time

    Pros

    Has good company culture, fun & most employees is passionate at what they do.

    Cons

    Gaining some downside of becoming larger MNC.

    Red Hat2018-01-04
  9. Helpful (13)

    "Company version of "Get Out""

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

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

    Pros

    1. Great high level open philosophy. 2. Great CTO level technology forecasting/understanding and preparation 3. Some of excellent developers with broad mindset

    Cons

    1. This is a place of "Get Out", if you haven't watch the movie "Get out" please watch, that will explain this place easily. 2. This company is looking for slaves to work for whom already been in Red Hat for a long time. You will be just utilised and dumped. 3. Once you joined Red Hat, you won't feel that you are respected from company in a few months. 4. You will have to interpret(not read) your employment contract...

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    Advice to Management

    1. Technology is not a problem. 2. No talk No communication No management No process No effort to improve => These are problems.

    Red Hat2017-10-19
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Great ideals, not always achieved"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    smart and passionate people, great ideals, not change adverse

    Cons

    disorganised, very discretionary processes and policies, middling communication,

    Red Hat2017-05-18
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