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"Everybody grab a bucket..."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

-Great benefits (5 weeks of vacation, free drinks, subsidized transportation, subsidized lunch)
-Decent location (Belltown)

Cons

-Too corporate-y for our own good.
-Poor leadership. A bunch of bean counters that don't really seem to care about their employees, just want us to grab a bucket and help bail out the sinking ship that is RN.
-Low morale: Everybody is just trying to survive...there is hardly any passion here.

Advice to Management

Hard pivot. You are no longer (relative) good at media. Find another niche because some other giants have far surpassed the RN of yesteryear.

Other Employee Reviews for RealNetworks

  1. "Started great, now a weight"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Not ideal"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.

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