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"Started great, now a weight"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

I have never worked with as wonderful of a group as this in my life. I have learned a lot over my career here. If you want to be mentally challenged this is a great place.

Cons

Perpetual layoffs.
Failure to innovate. On a good day we are always about six months behind everyone.
Goals set are out of scope for the man hours required.
Far too much bureaucracy to be efficient.

Advice to Management

Manage expectations.
Provide clear direction.
Do not wait until the last minute to tell us news.

Other Employee Reviews for RealNetworks

  1. "Not ideal"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Software Test Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Contractor - Software Test Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RealNetworks as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It us an interesting industry space

    Cons

    I did not enjoy the culture of the company. People were friendly but still did not invest much time in creating group culture and chemistry. I think that if the team is united and creating work relationship it helps the execution level and collaboration.


  2. "Perpetual Layoff Cycles"

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

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

    Pros

    free on site gym, 25 cent arancianta, bowling alley, intelligent and interesting coworkers, in my case-amazing supervisors : real leadership, real genuine, and real humanity.
    paid ORCA card, affordable in house cafeteria, convenient downtown location

    Cons

    All the amazing, intelligent, people who you will learn from and become part of your family will get laid off. Then you will get laid off. Every year I worked there, I witnessed a Christmas layoff and eventually fell victim to the same fate in the Spring. Management seems to miss the mark all the way around and don't understand the value in personnel.

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