Hanging Our Hats at One of the Best Companies to Work

June 21, 2010

by People Team

We think Red Hat is a great place to work and our associates from Buenos Aires to Brno to Boston are proud to hang their hats each day at Red Hat’s many offices across the globe. Red Hat’s technologies drive some of the world’s largest enterprises, and the company’s development has been fueled by the power of the open source model.

Red Hat’s success starts with our associates and we foster a culture of participation beyond just the open source model used to develop our products and technologies. At Red Hat, we operate differently from many companies and default to openness in how our associates interact. Rather than starting from a point where associates choose what to share, Red Hatters start from a point where they choose what not to share. Transparency is highly valued in all positions whether someone works in engineering, human resources, IT, sales, operations, facilities, finance, marketing, or any other department within Red Hat.

We’re proud that Red Hat’s culture and work environment has recently been recognized outside of our company walls. Here are a few of our recent achievements:

  • Computerworld, Best Places to Work in IT
    For the second consecutive year, Red Hat’s IT department in the United States has been named to Computerworld’s annual Best Places to Work in IT list. Now in its 17th year, this awards program showcases the IT departments that offer workers great benefits and compensation, along with a stimulating work environment. Computerworld also surveyed the IT workers at nominated companies for the list, and their responses factored heavily in determining the rankings.

    Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld, noted the following about Red Hat’s win:“To be among the Best Places to Work in IT, it’s not enough just to seek out and hire the most talented IT people, offer them competitive pay and provide great benefits. The organizations that made this year’s Best Places to Work list sustain a dynamic work environment in which IT professionals keep their hands on the latest technologies and work on projects that are business critical.”

  • Red Hat Czech Republic, Employer of the Year, Zaměstnavatel roku 2010
    Red Hat was named Employer of the Year in the Czech Republic in the progressive employer category for the 2010 awards program sponsored by Sodexo. The company was recognized earlier this year as a regional winner for Moravia and Silesia. Out of the regional winners, Red Hat was selected as the national champion, scoring 30 points higher than the second place winner. Criteria evaluated for the award include career opportunities within Red Hat, education and personal development, management, trust in the corporate culture and values, compensation and benefits and competitiveness in the labor market.
  • Apertura/Business Week, Best Companies to Work for in Argentina
    Red Hat was ranked number four in the 2009 best companies to work for list in Argentina by Apertura/Business Week. Company associates in Argentina were surveyed on a variety of topics including internal and international mobility, career path, training, scope of benefits, social programs, attrition rate and internal environment and climate. Red Hat made the list in 2008 as a top ten company and moved up to the number four ranking in 2009.

Red Hat associates care about the work they do, the talented people around them and the company as a whole. We’re proud to be recognized as a great place to work across the globe.

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