Red Hat Achieves ‘Great Place to Work’ Honours List in Switzerland

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Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced it has been ranked in the Great Place to Work® ‘Best Companies to Work for in Switzerland 2018’ study in the ‘companies with 50-249 employees’ category. This accolade was awarded to companies whose employees think they have an especially trustworthy, appreciative and attractive workplace culture. 

Collectively at Red Hat we believe openness unlocks the world’s potential: the open source principles underpinning our culture include transparency, sharing and collaboration. We are very pleased to see these core principles reflected in our Trust Index score of 86 percent, as it measures credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie.

Leonard Bodmercountry manager, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Red Hat

Red Hat was ranked in the ‘Best Companies to Work for in Switzerland 2018’ assessment, participating for the first time this year as part of its continual drive to better understand and to enhance the workplace experience of associates. More than 80 percent of associates in Switzerland participated in the questionnaire, and of those, 87 percent agreed that Red Hat is a great place to work.  

The Great Place to Work is a consultancy with branches in almost 50 countries. As well as running employee surveys and culture analyses, Great Place to Work supports companies in their development towards becoming excellent employers. The national benchmark competition ‘Best Companies to Work for in Switzerland’ has been carried out each year since 2009, and involves companies of all sizes from all industries and regions. 

For its ‘Best Companies to Work for in Switzerland 2018’ list, Great Place to Work assesses organisations based on two tools: The Trust Index Employee Survey and the Culture Audit Management Questionnaire. These aim to evaluate perceptions of employees, asking them anonymously about their workplace experience and culture. The assessment focuses on topics such as trust, identification, team spirit, professional development, recognition and reward, health support and work-life balance. The quality of HR and management measures within the company is also evaluated.

Supporting Quotes
Leonard Bodmer, country manager, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Red Hat
“At Red Hat we take a purposeful approach to sustaining and scaling our culture, so we are delighted to get such positive feedback from our Swiss associates through the renowned and trusted methodology of the Great Place to Work team. Collectively at Red Hat we believe openness unlocks the world’s potential: the open source principles underpinning our culture include transparency, sharing and collaboration. We are pleased to see these core principles reflected in our Trust Index score of 86 percent, as it measures credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie. We look forward to continuing to make Red Hat a great place to work, in Switzerland and globally.”

Michael Hermann, CEO of Great Place to Work Switzerland
“The award stands for a workplace culture especially defined by trust, pride and team spirit. Trust-based relationships in the workplace and attractive working conditions are key in motivating and encouraging loyalty in qualified employees as well as the company’s economic success and future viability.”

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