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Working at Red Hat — Reviews by Employees

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3.7Rating Details
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Pay5
Respect4
Benefits4
Job Security2
Work/Life Balance3
Career Growth3
Location5
Co-Workers5
Work Environment3

From Boston — 04/27/2010

The products and marketing are great.

A lot of the senior management came in from the good 'ol boy network, so you've a failed airline exec, the CFO of a failed clothing factory and the VP of sales whose only claim on a job was marrying the old CEO's sister. Some of the people are incredibly dubious, moving from legal council to running sales/training, suggesting they have leverage on the other execs since they could never fill their roles elsewhere.

So, the top's pretty lame. The good new is that many of the folks are very good, especially in engineering and marketing, although sales is always looking for young, inexperienced and cheap newbies to run phones and work deals, while the old timers in telco, general management etc. wait until accounts are developed before swooping in to take them, or hand them to their good 'ol boyfriends, so it's a churn and burn environment, somewhat offset by the teams in Raleigh moving as a pack, sharing test results, tips and strategies among one another -- tough for you if you didn't play Hockey or share a Frat house with them in NC.

All the Open-Source gurus are pretty much gone, or play prima donnas, knowing the company has to keep them around to prevent an image of jackal management like at EMC and some of the famously care-less, show me the money outfits on the East Coast.
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3.4Rating Details
Category
Pay3
Respect3
Benefits4
Job Security4
Work/Life Balance4
Career Growth2
Location3
Co-Workers5
Work Environment4

From Raleigh — 01/30/2010

Truly one of the nastiest and narastics environments I have ever worked in. The people your hired with are generally cool. Its management and some of the ego driven intelligent fatheads that make work in this place not so much. Company spend a ton of money trying to figure what works in maintaining 100% repeat business and attracting a wider subscription base. Not one Blue Chip consulting firm study will paint a more obvious sign of whats wrong then simply observing how some of the walking Kbases treat new plebes walking into support services for the first time. Psst!! Most of you didnít design the Kernel..You only recite man pages. Some of you would be best served taking a regular shower instead of gaming all night and throwing on the same smelly ass jeans you have been wearing for the last four days in a row. Rank man, simply rank. Maybe corp. built those in the building for that very reason.
And while yes, reciting man pages to some Sys Admin over the phone whoís on a trading floor in Chicago or Manhattan is indeed an awe inspiring task itís not necessary to attempt to portray itself as anything more.
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