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Updated February 17, 2017
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REAL D Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder Michael V. Lewis
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "RealD"

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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Unprofessional management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "The Worst Company to Work For"

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


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "successful despite itself"

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


  6. "Great people. Great tech."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at REAL D full-time

    Pros

    Cool, cutting-edge technology. Great benefits. Fun environment. Small company environment that encourages new ideas and innovation.

    Cons

    Management tends to make knee-jerk reactions that drastically change the direction and scope of projects. This adds unnecessary stress to the teams.


  7. "A demanding job but i was motivated to do my best,"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Materials Manager in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Materials Manager in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    An exciting place to work; the Operations and Engineering teams are top notch; fun stuff working with 3D technology! Good pay, good benefits; upper management wants RealD to be a top 100 best companies to work for in the US. Very lofty goal indeed but the could make it happen.

    Cons

    Each employee needs to take control of their work/life balance, cuz the company wont do that for you. I made that mistake.

    Advice to Management

    Be more forthcoming with your plans with layoffs. It will help those impacted to be better prepared if/when that event DOES take place.


  8. "Fun startup, cool technology, good for people who dont need a lot of handholding"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    opportunities to work on many different and exciting projects

    Cons

    management not focused on employee concerns

    Advice to Management

    reald still not a household name and it should be


  9. "Precision Opto-Mechanical Assembly"

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


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Don't recommend"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Stay away from this place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


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