Best Places to Work in IT 2009 Employer Profile

No. 95

Red Hat Inc.

Raleigh, N.C. [South Atlantic]
http://www.redhat.com
http://www.redhat.com/about/careers

Why you want to work there

As a leading contributor to the development of open-source software, this Raleigh, N.C., company encourages its IT workers to contribute to open-source projects --- frequently during working hours. These contributions not only are often directly used within the company's IT systems and processes, but also are contributed for use by other open-source consumers in the community. This drives innovation not only for Red Hat but for others as well. The IT department puts a strong focus on creating a culture and working environment that attracts and retains the best people, emphasizing a team environment and providing flexibility for external time commitments. IT staffers can take time to attend planned and spontaneous events outside of the office, including many family-oriented functions.

Rank by company size:
Small, No. 15

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 1,454

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 128

IT employee turnover in 2008: 9%

IT promotions in 2008: 19%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2008: 2

Training budget per IT employee in 2008: $352

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 15%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 5%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 17%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 27%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 19%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 28%