RealNetworks

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RealNetworks Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
199 Reviews
2.7
199 Reviews
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RealNetworks Founder, Chairman & CEO Rob Glaser
Rob Glaser
40 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They still have a good work/life balance and some decent benefits (in 21 reviews)

  • I worked with wonderful, smart people who were committed to the team's goals and objectives (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Much of upper management are stuck in their old way of doing things (in 12 reviews)

  • Also the senior management changed 2x while i was there in two years and it was very hard to maintain a solid direction (in 11 reviews)

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Part of a startup like team - was great before the founder came back

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at RealNetworks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Small team with a startup focus, great culture and values. Awesome team.

    Cons

    Our team was trying to spin out like Rhapsody did, but Rob came back as CEO and didn't see the value in our business.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    good people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RealNetworks (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    i worked with a lot of great people and grew my career quickly.

    Cons

    business strategy was lacking often, more excited by interesting technology than how it would be received by the user.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Appreciated their commitment to leader development

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RealNetworks full-time

    Pros

    Developing people was a strong investment

    Cons

    Leader direction/alignment was inconsistent. Go to market strategies were unclear.

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  5.  

    Great work and peer enviroment.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Applications Test Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Applications Test Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at RealNetworks as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great learning opportunities and high diverse knowledge from everyone.

    Cons

    Too short of a contract.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company, Best Resource

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RealNetworks full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great folks to work with. No wonder why RealNetworks has produced more Entrepreneur than any other companies in Seattle.

    Cons

    Too late in product development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't loose your greatest resource.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great atmosphere, although sometimes a lack of direction

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lackey
    Current Employee - Lackey

    I have been working at RealNetworks full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with, competitive pay, good ideas, constructive environment. Very flexible when it comes to time and availability.

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement in most positions, seems to be lack of loyalty in order to obtain other objects, positions, people.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Comfortable work atmosphere

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at RealNetworks full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of amenities, comfortable offices, decent salary.

    Cons

    No focus or dedication to completing good products anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop dumping good people

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Generalists do better than specialists here

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mutiple in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Mutiple in Seattle, WA

    I worked at RealNetworks full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Unrivaled chance to gain the experiences that will serve you well in your future endeavors. If you are up to the challenges, you can thrive. If you aren't, you will probably not last long.

    Cons

    Chaos and dysfunction reign (not always a bad thing). The wrong people get promoted and the good people leave or get laid off, but there are islands of opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shut the upper management revolving door. Hire some executives that actually care more about the company than their personal enrichment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Exciting opportunity to create and deploy technology for gaming

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - General Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at RealNetworks full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people and international teamwork with an environment of collaborative innovation

    Cons

    Progress is sometimes stifled by process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep streamlining process to maximize creativity and productivity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pioneer of the streaming media market

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at RealNetworks

    Pros

    Great location and Internet culture

    Cons

    Company and product strategy is uncertain

    No opinion of CEO

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