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Former Employee - Mutiple  in  Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Mutiple in Seattle, WA

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

Pros

Unrivaled chance to gain the experiences that will serve you well in your future endeavors. If you are up to the challenges, you can thrive. If you aren't, you will probably not last long.

Cons

Chaos and dysfunction reign (not always a bad thing). The wrong people get promoted and the good people leave or get laid off, but there are islands of opportunity.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Shut the upper management revolving door. Hire some executives that actually care more about the company than their personal enrichment.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Exciting opportunity to create and deploy technology for gaming

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

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

    Pros

    Great people and international teamwork with an environment of collaborative innovation

    Cons

    Progress is sometimes stifled by process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep streamlining process to maximize creativity and productivity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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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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