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REAL D Reviews

Updated August 13, 2017
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REAL D Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder Michael V. Lewis
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great pay and benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Modern office, cool industry, Head of HR is really nice, great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Lacking corporate culture, some executives lack people management skills, power struggles and politics.

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "good benefits but in decline"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at REAL D full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company pays well and takes pride in treating employees really well with good benefits and an open vacation policy.

    Cons

    The core business of providing 3D projection systems to cinemas is in steep decline. Their installed base is not growing. Royalties are decreasing. Attendance at 3D movies is declining.
    The company has tried to create new products for cinema and other businesses but so far, all have failed. Do not expect a renaissance.

  3. "Precision Opto-Mechanical Assembly"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at REAL D full-time

    Pros

    Obtained great skills while there

    Cons

    Needs better upper management staff


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Don't recommend"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at REAL D full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Co-Workers are great and really supportive

    Cons

    Management & Ownership have no direction and everything is a fire drill. you need to lean on your peers more than management for support and results.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Unprofessional management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO

    Pros

    cool company, some people are great

    Cons

    Hired and let go day two. Didn't have the necessary databases or access to the need tools to be trained properly. Day one trained for 3 plus hours, taken into a 3 hour meeting. Next day still no database access, was eager to start invoicing and working in the accounting system. I caught on quickly. Was let go. and my recruiter was told I only processed 5 invoices and they need someone who process more. Their average was 100 a day. I had no AR database/software access on my computer and IT didn't have permission to load them on my computer and was waiting for another office to give them permissions. When I spoke with recruiter I let her know of what my two days consisted off. Nearly 6 hours of my time was a meeting, orientation, and getting my two computer screens to work properly and no accounting databases to work in. When the recruiter called to discuss further, manager told the recruiter she knew I didn't have what was needed. "It is what it is", she stated. Lying to my recruiter was uncalled for, thank God I called my recruiter to discuss and she called the manager back. The manager almost made it difficult or possibly impossible, for me to continue with my recruiter. During the three hour meeting the team was asked about management decisions. the team makes the calls not management. the F word was used a lot, in a corporate setting that isn't very professional.

    Advice to Management

    Management should make the calls not the team. Be a manager you aren't being paid to be their buddy. Manage and you wont have so many issues with accounting/finance.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Stay away from this place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The company has good technologists but are under used
    Comfortable work

    Cons

    - They can not get new products out the door
    - Executives and top management can not take decisive actions and therefore they do not let employees do their jobs effectively
    - Executives are unrealistic of new products and what it takes to get them into the market
    - They lack a strategy that can make the company exciting again


  7. Helpful (1)

    "The Worst Company to Work For"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get a paycheck and unfortunately that is the only pro.

    Cons

    -High employee turnover
    -No opportunities for growth
    -Incompetent management
    -Pay is below market
    -Standoffish and inadequate employees
    -Work-Life Balance is non-existent
    -Extremely unhealthy work culture
    -Many departments are highly understaffed

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Finance & Operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly people who truly are invested in making the company suceed

    Cons

    Unclear business strategy which translates into lack of transparency to organization as a whole


  9. Helpful (1)

    "RealD"

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    Former Employee - Accounting Supervisor - A/R in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Accounting Supervisor - A/R in Beverly Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at REAL D full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Outstanding Benefits and profit sharing. Senior management genuinely care and are invested in staff well being and development. Beautiful working environment and awesome perks. Excellent growth opportunities. A fun and casual environment as well as meal perks make working a lot of overtime tolerable. Overall a great place to work.

    Cons

    Excessive amount of overtime required to get the job done at times.

    Advice to Management

    Spend a bit less on the perks and more on staffing to ensure a healthy work life balance.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "successful despite itself"

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    Former Employee - Vice President/Director in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President/Director in Beverly Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at REAL D full-time

    Pros

    salary, benefits, location, cool industry and technologies

    Cons

    absent leadership. poor communication. lack of effective project management

    Advice to Management

    you can't reshuffle the same failed management and expect success


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