RealNetworks

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Be warned...

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

I worked at RealNetworks

Pros

There are some very talented, hardworking people at Real who believe that what they are doing will save the company. Holding onto these people is Real's only hope at success.

Cons

Overall Real is currently a sad place to work. There are quarterly layoffs, many of the current staff is actively looking for jobs and the demands on personal lives require a lot of sacrifice. Be warned...it is far from the happiest place on earth.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try to think further down the road than next quarters profits. Your most valuable resources are your employees and you've burned them over and over. There is very little trust that the company is heading in the right direction.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Too much greed.

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    Former Employee - Game Programmer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Game Programmer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at RealNetworks

    Pros

    The studio has some great talent left. Lots have been laid off recently. I hope GameHouse survives.

    Cons

    Real mgmt is really a behemoth and has no idea what's up with the industry. They are focused on selling off their studio with no regard to the fact that they used to make a great product. Now it's all profit and bottom line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys are great at laying off people. You treat them well, let them still access their email and stuff and treat them well with severence packages. Why can't you run your business like this?

    Doesn't Recommend
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    real

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at RealNetworks

    Pros

    Excellent benefits to make up for mediocre salary

    Cons

    company maturity is not where it should be. goals are moving targets. most employees are unable to explain how the company makes money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on alignment of goals throughout the organization which align with tangible KPIs, and effectively communicate change to the organizations

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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