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I am glad that I am leaving

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Software Test Engineer in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Software Test Engineer in Seattle, WA

I worked at RealNetworks

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

Pros

Good tools are available
Some of the people are smart and can be relied upon.
Plenty of opportunities for professional growth.
Yoga classes onsite

Cons

Disfunctional middle managers
Lack of long term vision in the company that results in constant changes in direction
Poor communication culture - it is impossible to get a response to an email
No consistent development process

Advice to Management

Decide which direction you want to move the company and keep the direction. Currently the company is jumping from one extreme to the other.

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  1. Turn the ship around Real!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at RealNetworks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    - good location
    - flexible
    - work hard and it's recognized

    Cons

    - management's eyes were off the ball. Contract employees were pillaging the place while they focused on stemming the flow.

    Advice to Management

    - focus in before you focus out, but do it fast

  2. A crusade not a career

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at RealNetworks

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity to move up and a great environment to learn. Work is fast paced and constantly changing.

    Cons

    Work to the bone. The environments are so poorly thought out they might as well be held together with duck tape and bailing wire. Very little communication from management. It’s a lot like working on a film set. It’s really pretty from the outside but there’s nothing behind the building facades.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more with your teams. Focus more on forward facing improvements to existing products. Help encourage a better work life balance.

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