RealNetworks Interview Questions & Reviews
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Marketing Coordinator Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at RealNetworks.
Interview Details – Was a speedy and good process. Didnt have trouble communicating. Loved the interview process. Wasn't a bad process at all.
Interview Question – Nothing was difficult to deal with. Answer Question
Software Development Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at RealNetworks in January 2014.
Interview Details – 1st group:
Open position for front end developer for RealPlayer Cloud group. Technologies used: Backbone.js, JQuery, Spring, HTML5
Phone interview - general questions about experience. Asked specifically about Spring experience.
In-person interview. Had 3 45min - hour long rounds:
First round: Print words from a sentence
2nd round: how do you implement exception handling in web applications. How do you implement pagination in websites.
3rd round: Jquery questions. How do you select all image tags in a web page. AJAX call using JQuery
They did not find me fit for their group but recommended another group which works on REST services.
Had phone interview with dev manager from 2nd group: questions asked were about experience, coding question about finding first repeating element in unsorted array. I gave 2 solutions, he asked me to do it in place. I could not come up with a solution for that. Few other questions about Java hashtable, hashmap, hashset. How is hashtable implemented internally in Java
Interview Question – Jquery whiteboard coding Answer Question
Producer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at RealNetworks in May 2013.
Interview Details – I had a phone screen and then two follow-up phone interviews with a manager. I thought they all went well, but I was sent the kiss of death "thanks but no thanks" e-mail shortly after the last phone call. This sounds like an exciting team to work on and I'm well-qualified, so it made little sense to me. I was disappointed. I always am a bit bummed out when companies make their decisions based on so many phone interactions.
Interview Question – the only question I didn't love, was when I was asked in-depth about using a Windows phone. I have minimal experience with this OS so I could not give a lengthy response. Answer Question
Senior Director of Marketing Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at RealNetworks in April 2010.
Interview Details – Met with CEO, Head of Marketing and 4 team members
Interview Question – They asked for specific product advice. It was weird Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Wasnt impressed with organization, didnt believe in the product.
Accountant Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6 days - interviewed at RealNetworks in January 2008.
Interview Details – Recruiter called me and did a phone screen. I came into Seattle HQ and met 3 people for ~30 minutes each. They didn't coordinate their questions much so it was pretty repetitive. They didn't ask any technical questions or test my skill-set but did ask me to tell them about prior accounting experience.
Interview Question – "Do you have a positive or negative impression of RealNetworks?" (Who asks if you have a negative view of their company?! ...should've been a clue the company has problems.) Answer Question
Software Development Engineer In Test Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took a day - interviewed at RealNetworks in July 2008.
Interview Details – Contract to hire, interview loop of about 4, will sometimes hire on the spot
Interview Question – SQL query test had some pretty tough queries Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I started as an inexperienced STE having contracted a year from Microsoft.
Content Producer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at RealNetworks in June 2010.
Interview Details – After applying for the job, I had a phone interview with one of the company's HR people. A couple days later I was interviewed again on the phone by someone at Real who I'd be directly working under and was invited for an official interview at the Reston office a week later.
During my official interview, I had four one-on-one interviews with people I'd be working with directly, each lasting approximately 20 minutes. Most of the interviews were focused on explaining the job position and
Interview Question – The most difficult question to answer was when I was asked how I handled a problem I had faced in a previous work environment. It took me a few seconds to identify one, simply because at my previous jobs, the work was so streamline, there weren't many issues. View Answer
Systems Administrator Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at RealNetworks in February 2008.
Interview Details – hiring manager followed by 1:1 interviews with the technical team members. The interview was normal, posted lot of system admin questions, from linux, vmware, tomcat etc.
Interview Question – Not that I am aware of Answer Question
Negotiation Details – it was pretty decent, was able to negotiate decent amount of signing bonus
Senior Tech Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at RealNetworks in January 2012.
Interview Details – Phone screen with the hiring manager followed by onsite 1-on-1 interviews with 5 members of the team. It was a good fit but a reorg eliminated the position. Interviews included process, technical and business questions. Very nice people - seems like a great place to work.
Senior Software Engineer Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at RealNetworks in March 2011.
Interview Details – No wonder this company went through so many layoffs, the people there, the IT engineers, enjoy big offices and ask big open-ended questions, yet the better your answers the less likely you would be hired as the interviewers do not want someone more competitive than themselves.
- How would you rate your skill with Hibernate and Spring? Why should we use Spring? Do you like Hibernate? What is the most challenging part of using Hibernate? Answer Question
- Do you prefer to Agile or traditional planning? If you are responsible to manage this project, what would you say to your client about project timeline? Answer Question