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Nice place to visit, but...

Senior Product Manager (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

ProsReal is a great place to park yourself if you have a kid or are otherwise looking for a "pay the bills" job. Benefits are decent (if unremarkable) and the pay is fine (if unremarkable). Liberal policies around work-at-home and a generally laid-back culture combine with a "meh, whatever" attitude. It's easy.

They'll send you to classes and stuff. That's nice. A great place to start or end your career. Just don't stay too long.

ConsThis company is already dead, but it's so big and management is so out of touch that it will likely be another 4-5 years before anyone notices.

The products are junk, the marketing is bad. The internal culture is broken and the external reputation is not very good. Everyone seems either frustrated or jaded. Or both.

If you actually want to do something with your career, make good products, or be excited about your job, look elsewhere.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you really have all the answers, why is the business failing?
Why hire employees and ignore them?
Stop spending money on management consultants.
Manage at an appropriate level. Articulate your strategy, stop keeping everything secret.

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    Like Public School

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at RealNetworks


    Pros: Good location, ability to take on work and responsibility, options for learning, in many ways you… Cons: Merit based incentives only at senior management level, personnel management is the exception to the… Advice to Senior Management: Stop managing the company like a family. Reward talented employees at… More
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    Always chasing the rabbit

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

    I worked at RealNetworks


    Pros: Some good people with real skills. Great Halloween party. A… Cons: Real seems to chase competitors & buy competition instead of… Advice to Senior Management: Listen to the people who work for you. You hired… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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