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Same Ol' Real

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

I have been working at RealNetworks

Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

*Work like balance generally good. You are allowed to work from home. *Benefits are better than many companies I have worked at

Cons

*Layoffs seemingly constant *Very little communication from upper level management *Unclear marketing and management goals

Advice to Management

If you need to go to a skeleton crew, do all the layoffs at once rather then multiple times a year. It brings morale and productivity down. Allow your talented employees to innovate in their designs and marketing strategies as well as in product development.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Missed Chances

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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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    There are a great number of really competent people at Real. It's at a great location.

    Cons

    There needs to be a shake up in the management. Although a lot of the engineers are really talented and hardworking, there are some really really inept managers. These people suck at being technical, suck at managing people and do not realize their own ineptitude.

    Advice to Management

    Do not give bonuses to your executives before a deal goes through. Stop hiring incompetent managers and recognize your hardworking employers. Stop screwing up.


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    We Coulda Been A Contender

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at RealNetworks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The location is pretty good. The canteen is only mediocre (as opposed to the downright awful you would rightfully expect). There is free soda. The office supplies cabinets are well stocked. The benefits package is reasonable.

    Cons

    The overall mood at the company HQ is stagnation to the point of being ridiculously anachronistic. From the old school telephone booths (visible from the lobby), through to the glass plaques dated 2004, to the company mural (last updated 2006) every corridor and office in the place reeks of neglect. Not much of significance happens here. Sure, software (eventually) gets written, deals (somehow) get done, the bins get cleaned, everyone shows up every day, the heating system works - but it's like Groundhog day. Nothing actually progresses. Meanwhile, the cash pile from the Microsoft settlement dwindles and the C-level management take home their big ass paychecks. That's the deal here. Don't rock the boat. Pick somewhere else to make a mark, kiddo.

    Advice to Management

    Renovate the office, renovate the product line up, renovate the management.


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