Proof that free software can be really, really lucrative, Red Hat has built a 14-billion-dollar business on top of Linux. And while 4 weeks leave is pretty pedestrian in the tech business, the company makes up for it by being located in Raleigh, NC, where the cost of living is roughly 4 gazillion percent cheaper than the Bay Area.
- Headquarters: Raleigh, NC
- Number of employees: 8,300
- Paid Paternity Leave: 4 weeks
- Industry: Tech
- 2015 Rank: New entry
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- Another company with popular flex time options, 25 percent of Red Hat employees work remotely full time. Then again, some of the world’s best software programmers do their best work at home, so that’s not necessarily a surprise.
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