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"A challenging environment with lots of opportunity."

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Former Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at RealNetworks full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

There of tons of options here, whether you want to develop typical software, build and support services, IT, or games. Lots of options. The company does a reasonable amount of charitable giving.

Cons

The environment can be pretty caustic. Most of the great talent from the earlier days of the company is gone. The company goes through small-medium sized layoffs a couple times a year, and this has been going on for the past decade. It really doesn't seem to be able to pick its direction, and as such that direction changes every couple of years.

Other Employee Reviews for RealNetworks

  1. "Absolutely Pathetic"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free soda
    Good case study for how to blow a few hundred million quickly
    I had a very comfortable chair
    We got to play lazer tag once

    Cons

    General lack of industry knowledge from directors on up
    Too many employees, too little projects
    Horrible salaries
    No direction on anything, ever!
    Super low moral (brutally low...)

    Advice to Management

    Recruit better employees, raise salaries, get rid of directors who should be working at a bank or the government...not a top level entertainment company.


  2. "Morale is not so good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RealNetworks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great overall management style -- no excessive micro management.

    Cons

    morale is low, constant threat of layoffs every year, budget is so tight there is such penny crunching that raises are bypassed for an entire year

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