RealNetworks
2.6 of 5 186 reviews
www.realnetworks.com Seattle, WA 500 to 999 Employees

RealNetworks Interview Questions & Reviews in Seattle, WA

Updated Jan 16, 2014
All Interviews Received Offers

Getting the Interview 

56%
16%
13%

Interview Experience 

66%
8%
25%

Interview Difficulty 

Average Difficulty
13 candidate interviews Back to all interview questions
Relevance Date Difficulty
in

No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Software Development Engineer Interview

Software Development Engineer
Seattle, WA

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

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Producer Interview

Producer
Seattle, WA

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

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response

Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Senior Director of Marketing Interview

Senior Director of Marketing
Seattle, WA

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.

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Accountant Interview

Accountant
Seattle, WA

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

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Software Development Engineer In Test Interview

Software Development Engineer In Test
Seattle, WA

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.

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Systems Administrator Interview

Systems Administrator
Seattle, WA

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

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response

No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Tech Manager Interview

Senior Tech Manager
Seattle, WA

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.

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

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response

1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Senior Software Engineer Interview

Senior Software Engineer
Seattle, WA

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.

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

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Senior Technical Program Manager Interview

Senior Technical Program Manager
Seattle, WA

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 Question – 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

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response

No Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Program Manager Interview

Program Manager
Seattle, WA

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 Question – 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

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response
RSS Feed Embed

Worked for RealNetworks? Contribute to the Community!

RealNetworks Videos

Loading...

RealNetworks – Why Work for Us?

Come change the world. It all started with RealPlayer more than fifteen years ago that has evolves into RealPlayer Cloud, allowing you to store your videos online and share with anyone, anywhere in the world. We've… Full Overview

Provided by employer [?]

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.

Glassdoor is your free inside look at RealNetworks interview questions and advice in Seattle, WA. All 13 interview reviews posted anonymously by RealNetworks employees and interview candidates.