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"Sinking ship..."

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

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

Pros

Good people. Casual/laid back environment. Tries to still have the feel of a start-up. Pretty good benefits.

Cons

The Company is going no where. I had zero faith in upper management to get the company back on track.

Advice to Management

Fire upper management and find people who won't run the company into the ground.

Other Employee Reviews for RealNetworks

  1. "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.


  2. "Everybody grab a bucket..."

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    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.

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