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"good people, management slow to react, opportunities squandered"

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Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

There are a lot of great people here and from what I saw the engineering teams were passionate and worked hard.

Cons

Too many ineffective managers, too much time wasted on products whose time has passed, not enough support to build the best products.

Advice to Management

Keep reinventing yourselves. Don't reward failure. Make sure teams have the resources they need to do the best job possible.

Other Employee Reviews for RealNetworks

  1. "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.


  2. "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.

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