RealNetworks Interview Questions in Washington State

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    Software Development Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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
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    Producer Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed 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
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    Senior Tech Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed 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 Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed 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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    Program Manager Interview

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

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed 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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    Senior Director of Marketing Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed 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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    Senior Technical Program Manager Interview

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

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed 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
  9.  

    Marketing Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at RealNetworks in August 2008.

    Interview Details

    Received a quick response to application and resume. Scheduled a phone interview and interviewed with an HR person. Spoke with her for 30 minutes and don't hear from her for two weeks. Then she calls back to schedule another phone interview not realizing we had spoken. I think about half way through the second phone she realized we had talked, but I may be giving her too much credit. She seemed rather dumb and not at all knowledgeable about marketing.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Development Manager Interview

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

    The process took a dayinterviewed at RealNetworks in July 2008.

    Interview Details

    An HR person, the hiring manager, 3-4 senior developers (that I would be managing) and a PGM were in the interview loop. It was fairly easy in general. Developers were more focused on my management style and how I would solve some of their existing issues more than technical questions. PGM asked me a problem: you have a grocery list and you go to the store. How would you write an algorithm to buy all the items on the list.

    Interview Questions
    • you have a grocery list and you go to the store. How would you write an algorithm to buy all the items on the list.   Answer Question
    • When you have tight deadlines and your ideal solution will take a longer time to build then the time available, how do you balance time to market vs design quality?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test Interview

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

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a dayinterviewed 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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