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A challenging environment with lots of opportunity.

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

I worked at RealNetworks full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

There of tons of options here, whether you want to develop typical software, build and support services, IT, or games. Lots of options. The company does a reasonable amount of charitable giving.

Cons

The environment can be pretty caustic. Most of the great talent from the earlier days of the company is gone. The company goes through small-medium sized layoffs a couple times a year, and this has been going on for the past decade. It really doesn't seem to be able to pick its direction, and as such that direction changes every couple of years.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Absolutely Pathetic

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    Free soda
    Good case study for how to blow a few hundred million quickly
    I had a very comfortable chair
    We got to play lazer tag once

    Cons

    General lack of industry knowledge from directors on up
    Too many employees, too little projects
    Horrible salaries
    No direction on anything, ever!
    Super low moral (brutally low...)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recruit better employees, raise salaries, get rid of directors who should be working at a bank or the government...not a top level entertainment company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Morale is not so good

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Great people, great overall management style -- no excessive micro management.

    Cons

    morale is low, constant threat of layoffs every year, budget is so tight there is such penny crunching that raises are bypassed for an entire year

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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