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RealNetworks Founder, Chairman & CEO Rob Glaser
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Pros
  • Good work/life balance (depending on team) (in 36 reviews)

  • Fast pace, Innovative thinking, Smart people, Civic mindedness (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management is dismantling the company one piece at a time because the only control they seem to have is further job cuts (in 16 reviews)

  • Re-orgs happen constantly, and the turn-over rate is surprisingly high (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RealNetworks full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Free of development/tech selection. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Revenue is declining, lack of man powers

    Advice to Management

    Need motivation/vision to Employee


  2. "Good company in a turn around"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, good people

    Cons

    Company stability can wear you down

  3. "Not bad place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Family oriented, nice people, good work environment

    Cons

    High turnover was stressful, no sense of job security


  4. "Good Company but Bad Times"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    Great products, awesome team, great scope for research

    Cons

    Bad times/decisions and the management team politics led to some awesome products not launching.


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    "HR Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great team of people to work with, small cohesive HR team, effective teamwork, good communication.

    Cons

    A lot of turn over in executive leadership at the time.


  6. "Senior SDET"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RealNetworks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You'll learn valuable skills, they treat you fairly, work life balance is good depending on which team you are on

    Cons

    The pay is below market. They have one to two layoffs per year to restructure the organization. Morale sometimes takes a hit.


  7. "Contractor"

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

    Pros

    Nice workmates and nice work environment

    Cons

    Always fear of layoffs and negative reviews

  8. "RealNetworks has a big company feel"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    * good work/life balance for the size of the company

    Cons

    * unclear vision for the business


  9. "Vendor Operations Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RealNetworks (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere for a productive work environment and my co-workers were the best of the best.

    Cons

    Business plan was not solid at the time and unfortunately the result was layoffs.


  10. "3 years working here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People and well defined processes

    Cons

    Still works like a startup in terms of technology


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