A new chapter begins

October 22, 2008

Red Hat welcome box (front)

Red Hat welcome box (back)

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7 Comments from the Peanut Gallery

1 | Posted by Dan Hinojosa on October 22, 2008 at 02:01 PM EST

Is there a gold glow emanating from it like in Pulp Fiction?

2 | Posted by Jason on October 22, 2008 at 02:19 PM EST

Dude, what is that thing? It looks like something you'd get from neo in the matrix.

3 | Posted by Dan Allen on October 22, 2008 at 04:47 PM EST

Pretty cool, huh? That is the welcome package. Believe me, what was inside was much uglier. Forms and more forms.

4 | Posted by David on October 22, 2008 at 08:35 PM EST


5 | Posted by stef on October 23, 2008 at 02:32 PM EST

Congrats. I bet Red Hat is a nice employer.

I think you should show/tell us what's inside of this box.

6 | Posted by Dan Allen on October 23, 2008 at 02:40 PM EST

@stef, trust me, it wouldn't be exciting. It's just I-9, W-4, benefits forms, and the like. However, I can share the opening of the offer letter (with the boring parts snipped out):

People join Red Hat for many reasons: Our technology expertise and the chance to work among the best Linux and open source developers...Some people just want to change the world. We pride ourselves on collaboration and openness and are guided by four values: Freedom, Courage, Commitment, Accountability. At Red Hat, you will have the freedom to do your best work and the opportunity to develop your leadership skills.

Red Hat began as a better way to build software - using openness, transparency, and collaboration...A key part of our mission is to strengthen the social fabric of the societies we live in through the democratization of content - so individuals can access sources of information, learn from them, and build upon them. We offer you...a chance to do meaningful work, to be part of technology history, and along the way build a great, lasting company.

7 | Posted by Aman on January 12, 2011 at 02:14 PM EST

I guess, now you can tell what's the offered salary?