100 Best Companies 2020-Red Hat
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    The CEO of Red Hat, Jim Whitehurst, will assume the role of president of its parent company, IBM, when CEO Ginni Rometty departs in April. That move-up speaks to the innovative culture the Raleigh-based software company is fostering. “Everybody gets to contribute. That's not just a tagline; it's genuinely a core part of how the company is built ... Best ideas win, regardless of origin,” said an employee. Read the Great Place to Work review.

    Company Info

    Rank last year50
    Years on list2
    HQ locationRaleigh, N.C.
    Job openings (as of February 2020)473
    IndustryInformation Technology
    Revenue, 2019 or most recent year ($M)$3,362
    Year founded1993
    Type of organizationPrivate
    Number of work sites-


    100% health coverageNo
    Unlimited sick daysNo
    Job sharingNo
    Subsidized childcareNo
    Compressed work weeksYes
    Fully-paid sabbaticalsNo
    On-site fitness/subsidized gymNo
    On-site medical care facilityNo
    Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientationNo
    Health insurance for part-timersNo
    Sick days for part-timersYes
    College tuition reimbursementYes
    Student loan debt repaymentNo
    Medical facility at all locationsNo


    % Women25.9%
    % Minorities21.1%
    % African-American/Black3.8%
    % Asian10.6%
    % Caucasian/White78.6%
    % Hispanic/Latino4.5%
    % Native American/Alaska Native0.4%
    % Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander0.1%
    % Two or more races1.9%
    % Unknown ethnicity0.2%
    Date info providedAug. 27, 2019

    Paid Time Off

    PTO limit (days)-
    # Sick days-


    Most common job (for salaried employee)-
    Avg. base pay (salaried)-
    Avg. extra compensation (salaried)-
    Total pay for most common job (salaried)-

    Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

    Full-time and part-time job growth11%
    # of job applicants-
    Avg. # of applicants per opening78
    # New graduates hired-