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You can see them as either directionless or shockingly adaptive

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Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Product Manager in Seattle, WA

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

Pros

If you can create the right niche for yourself, you can get a lot done.

Cons

Top down management, employees not empowered, operationally weak

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad mojo

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Director in Seattle, WA

    I worked at RealNetworks full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good at promoting to higher levels of responsibility, and allows you to move laterally to new types of role (after proving yourself for a few years in the field they hired you for). Pays OK.

    Cons

    Glaser and his executive minions can be nasty bullies. Glaser will call your ideas "stupid" in front of your peers/bosses if he disagrees. Plus the company is living off the past with no clear strategy of where to take the company in the 21st century.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Roller coaster ride of mis-management, RIFs and disappointments

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    Former Employee - QA Manager  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - QA Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at RealNetworks full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    In today's market the benefits, are very good.

    Cons

    Revolving door CEO, no direction, company is an ATM machine for the Chairman of the Board.

    Acting CEO is an autocrat.

    Management has now view down into what the company is really doing.

    Employees are fodder, and are expendable.

    No new products in ages.

    HR is out to screw employees.

    Under-market salaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove head from anus, listen to your employees. Ship a new product!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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