RealNetworks Reviews

Updated August 3, 2015
215 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Employment Status

Reset

215 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Good Company, Best Resource

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RealNetworks full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great folks to work with. No wonder why RealNetworks has produced more Entrepreneur than any other companies in Seattle.

    Cons

    Too late in product development.

    Advice to Management

    Don't loose your greatest resource.


  2. good work life balance

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

    I have been working at RealNetworks full-time (More than a year)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Long hours, weekend work is not needed in most teams. Work on lot of new technologies

    Cons

    Growth is very slow resulting in ambitious top performers leaving the company.

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep the top performers happy and reduce attrition.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Fun, yet somewhat unpredictable

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RealNetworks full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people who work here are smart, fun and engaging. If you choose the right product team, work can be very fulfilling. The company culture is in the process of changing and becoming more transparent and technically relevant.

    Cons

    RealNetworks has historically been involved in way too many businesses and lacks focus. There are lots of unpredictable changes that come from the upper tiers of management that seem like they are from left field. Compensation and benefits are good if you are on the right project and have a strong manager to advocate on your behalf.

    Advice to Management

    Empower individuals at the lower tiers to help influence the direction of the company. Keep technical and product decisions and the lower levels and provide only guidance and goals at the higher levels.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Helpful (4)

    Lipstick on a Pig

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at RealNetworks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers are mostly pleasant and truly willing to help on another The view is great view from the new building and it's somewhat modern - open and inviting for collaboration There are opportunities to learn new technologies as they're moving into the cloud/mobile environment

    Cons

    The company had a new CEO with vision but Rob Glaser didn't approve as he seems to be wedded to RealPlayer for some reason. The company took 10 steps backwards when the old guard returned and they really don't get the new world of devices anywhere though they seem to think they do. The new office building, though nice inside, is in a terrible location for commuters The people who really cared about making good products and knowing how to do so have left, or are close to leaving.

    Advice to Management

    Management is clueless and deaf to advice so won't waste my time here


  6. Helpful (2)

    Over-the-hill tech company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RealNetworks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good opportunities to learn new skills and technology if you're motivated.

    Cons

    Very resource constrained. No company strategy, poor product & project management, poor advancement opportunities. Senior leadership is opaque and unhelpful.

    Advice to Management

    Calling yourself a "startup" doesn't make it so.


  7. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at RealNetworks full-time (More than a year)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everything about this company rocks!

    Cons

    Nothing about this company doesn't rock!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  8. Great atmosphere, although sometimes a lack of direction

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lackey
    Current Employee - Lackey

    I have been working at RealNetworks full-time (More than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with, competitive pay, good ideas, constructive environment. Very flexible when it comes to time and availability.

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement in most positions, seems to be lack of loyalty in order to obtain other objects, positions, people.


  9. Helpful (1)

    First two and half years are good, but after some key developers left, it sucks

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

    I have been working at RealNetworks full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Good place for retiring if you want

    Cons

    Develop Management sucks recently, there is no software lifecycle any more


  10. Lead Software Eng

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Lead Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at RealNetworks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Learned lots, always had smart people to learn from

    Cons

    had 12 bosses in less than 7 years.

    Advice to Management

    find a new product


  11. Helpful (1)

    GM

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RealNetworks

    Pros

    The benefits were great, and income compared to other employers

    Cons

    Upper Management, job stability, job stability, constantly changing ideas on where they wanted to the company to go..



Showing 215 of 219 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.