RealNetworks

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1 person found this helpful  

Weird place to work, lack of trust, high politics

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA

I have been working at RealNetworks

Pros

Pros:
- Good work / life balance, only occasional periods of heavy overtime
- Decent benefits
- Reasonable salary
- Seattle location is great

Cons

Cons:
- No trust amongst employees, lots of finger pointing, lot of effort spent on CYA activities rather than on just getting the job done.
- No communication from managers on whether I'm doing a good job, what I could improve, how to advance, etc.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I think they've been trying hard lately, and that's encouraging - please keep it up!

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for job training bad for long term.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at RealNetworks

    Pros

    Lot of different technologies and teams to work with.
    Variety of work, anywhere from codec development to server side to desktop clients to mobile clients and storefronts.

    Cons

    No work life balance.
    Bad communication from management down.
    Lack of strategic vision.
    Company afraid to commit to a vision, ADD personality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fun and rewarding place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at RealNetworks

    Pros

    no micro-managing, career growth, games, gym, cafe, relaxing and fun atmosphere. People are intelligent & very hard working. Great place to work!

    Cons

    constant re-organization and layoffs! If you don't participate in gossip, prepare to be outcasted!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop hiring your friends!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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