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RealNetworks Overview

Headquarters Seattle, WA
Size 501 to 1000 Employees
Founded 1994
Type Company - Public (RNWK)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
RealNetworks has enjoyed real success in the world of digital media -- hundreds of millions of people have downloaded the company's RealPlayer product to stream and download audio, video, and other multimedia content. Its primary revenue, though, comes from mobile ... More

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RealNetworks – Why Work For Us?

Come change the world.

It all started with RealPlayer more than fifteen years ago that has evolves into RealPlayer Cloud, allowing you to store your videos online and share with anyone, anywhere in the world. We've redefined how people connect with music, video, games, and more. We have a product line called Listen that includes mobile messaging, music, video, and ringback tone services that reach more than 33 million active subscribers.

There’s GameHouse, a creator of the top mobile and social games, like Collapse Blast and GameHouse Casino Plus. Helix Technology, a video streaming platform that can be used across devices. And a whole host of other products and services. Join our team and make difference in how the next generation of media is shared.

With our headquarters in Seattle, Washington, and offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia, we serve consumers, businesses, and institutions around the world. And we’re always looking for smart, curious people who are passionate about the same things we are. Do you want to be part of a team that is constantly striving for something better? Come work for us.


Corporate Culture:

RealNetworks corporate culture is structured to run as a series of well-funded startup companies under the RealNetworks umbrella. Each of our product teams – RealPlayer Cloud, Mobile Entertainment, Helix and GameHouse – have unique brands and products tied together with our trademark dedication to sharing digital media through innovative, industry-leading technology. We believe in running lean and Agile. When we moved to a brand new building in the summer of 2013, our new home was carefully designed to foster innovation and collaboration  (try walking more than ten feet without running into a sitting area and white board!)

Although we have a work hard ethic, we also like to have fun. When the Seattle Seahawks won the Superbowl, employees donned the green and blue and celebrated civic pride. For the 2013 Academy Awards, every Friday afternoon the month of March included a showing of a best picture nominee. Our annual Halloween Party is epic, with team competitions for best costumes and decorations, and family friendly trick-or-treating options. Our annual week of Giving often includes corporate leaders agreeing to somewhat outrageous stunts for achieving group donation goals. 



Benefits and Perks!

RealNetworks is committed to our employees and their families. We encourage a healthy work life balance by providing a variety of great benefits including an R&R week at the end of the year, excellent health coverage, and a fun, entrepreneurial environment.




RealNetworks has a strong history of giving back to the community. In 2000, the Company created the RealNetworks Foundation which makes about $1.25 million in charitable grants per year.

A hallmark of the Foundation is the degree to which it engages employees in meaningful ways in its grant making.  Employees volunteer their time to review applications, make site visits and then present their funding recommendations on to the Foundation Board.

Serving on the Foundation's Review Team is a great way to get to know other employees while giving back to the community.

The Foundation also matches the personal contributions of employees (up to $10,000 per year!) and matches volunteer time with a grant of $15 per hour.

So, whether you're interested in serving on the Grant Review Team, volunteering with your colleagues in the community, or donating on your own, there's a Foundation program to support you

RealNetworks Reviews

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RealNetworks Founder, Chairman & CEO Rob Glaser
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
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    I have been working at RealNetworks (Less than a year)


    Socially responsible culture Opportunities for advancement Laid back atmosphere Great people


    Morale is really really low Current product offerings are...about two years behind the times Lack of clear vision for the future keeps employees disengaged

    Advice to Management

    More communication to the peons would result in infinitely better morale -- and products

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    I applied online. I interviewed at RealNetworks.


    The process was very friendly. The interviewers had a list of questions. Overall it was relaxed experience. One of the interviewers read the question straight from the list. The other interviewer engaged in a more active conversation.

    Interview Questions

    • Give an example of a hardship in your life and how you dealt with it.   1 Answer

RealNetworks Awards & Accolades

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  • Top 75 Corporate Philanthropists, Puget Sound Business Journal, 2014
  • Top 5 Corporate Philanthropists (Medium), Puget Sound Business Journal, 2012

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