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"Same Ol' Real"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

*Work like balance generally good. You are allowed to work from home.
*Benefits are better than many companies I have worked at

Cons

*Layoffs seemingly constant
*Very little communication from upper level management
*Unclear marketing and management goals

Advice to Management

If you need to go to a skeleton crew, do all the layoffs at once rather then multiple times a year. It brings morale and productivity down. Allow your talented employees to innovate in their designs and marketing strategies as well as in product development.

Other Employee Reviews for RealNetworks

  1. "Some lack of direction"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's not the east side!

    The chance to work on games is still pretty compelling. And while there aren't the upsides of a startup, you at least have corporate security.

    Cons

    The games group was going to be spun off almost two years ago and still has not. Independence isn't the same as a liquidity event, this should have happened. Meanwhile, it has chased Big Fish to the bottom in terms of pricing and quality.

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice to actually do what you say you're going to do. Hiring vice presidents without reports seems to impede this.

    Getting rid of the conglomerate effect should be a plus.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Missed Chances"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    There are a great number of really competent people at Real. It's at a great location.

    Cons

    There needs to be a shake up in the management. Although a lot of the engineers are really talented and hardworking, there are some really really inept managers. These people suck at being technical, suck at managing people and do not realize their own ineptitude.

    Advice to Management

    Do not give bonuses to your executives before a deal goes through. Stop hiring incompetent managers and recognize your hardworking employers. Stop screwing up.

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