RealNetworks Interview Questions & Reviews in Seattle, WA

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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Producer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. 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 Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Senior Director of Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2 days - interviewed at RealNetworks in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Met with CEO, Head of Marketing and 4 team members

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Wasnt impressed with organization, didnt believe in the product.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. 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 Questions
    • "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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Software Development Engineer In Test Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a staffing agency. 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I started as an inexperienced STE having contracted a year from Microsoft.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Systems Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    it was pretty decent, was able to negotiate decent amount of signing bonus
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Senior Tech Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you handle late breaking requirements in the software development process.   View Answer
    • What mobile os have you worked on and which IDE.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. 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.

    Interview Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Technical Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    The process took 2 days - interviewed at RealNetworks in August 2008.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed with all of the senior management team which from the questions were clearly looking for someone to get their project back on schedule.

    Interview Questions
    • How many sensors do you need and where should they be placed to detect rotation/direction of a spinning disk?   View Answers (2)
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiated a bonus and extra week vacation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    The process took 2 days - interviewed at RealNetworks in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    An employee referred me to this position. I had a phone interview with the Hiring Manager and HR lasting for about 20 mins each.A week later I was asked to interview with a panel of 5 people from upper management ranging from 45 mins to an hr with each of them. They asked me about my previous work experiences to see if there was a match between what I had accomplished and the job I was interviewing for. Everything went positively but it looks like they have a number of applicants who might have more experience in Program management. This position did not need a technical background so I was not asked any design or programming questions. I was tested on communications skills and how passionate I was to build their online community.

    Interview Questions
    • I would ideally want a candidate with open source programming background, and you don't have that. What special qualities do you have that would want to hire you?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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