Red Hat is a company where people can make a difference because they have the opportunity to have a creative, inventive, and collaborative career that they could not have elsewhere.

You cannot succeed and move up at Red Hat by yourself. Red Hat is a meritocracy where reputation is earned by how well you help others succeed. We succeed as an open source technology company when we create more open source winners. And we succeed as individuals when we help create more winners within our ranks.

Our values


Open source depends on a free exchange of opinions, ideas, and expertise. Freedom fuels our growth and propels progress.


When we hold ourselves accountable to our customers, shareholders, and communities, we are working and creating in the open. Any other way, there is no real freedom.


Exercising freedom takes courage and costs something because trusting in freedom is a frequent challenge.


Commitment means staying fixed on our goals, believing in our approach, trusting one another, and seeing innovation through to the end.

No single value is as important as all of them. Freedom without accountability is chaos. Courage without commitment is aimless. Commitment without freedom is pointless. Accountability without courage is uninspired.

Balancing our values is how we compound innovation and work together harmoniously. Maintaining this balance keeps Red Hat in a state of constant change and also firmly roots us in a greater purpose of constant improvement.

We serve our customers, our communities, and our shareholders. All are connected. None can be ignored.

How we work together

Over time, we have learned that many of the ways open source communities function are also effective approaches to running our business. These five ways of working together multiply our efforts, compound innovation, and build lasting value. Collectively, they are known as the Red Hat® multiplier.

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Empathy, respect, and shared purpose build a sense of community.

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We believe in the ability of others to make a meaningful contribution.



We openly share information that contributes to the work of others.

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We never work alone, because multiples lead to optimal outcomes.


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We run with the best ideas, no matter who or where they come from.